Having recently gotten a new Dell notebook I'm now ready to get rid of all the unwanted junk programs it came preloaded with; stuff like McAfee and Norton Ghost, etc. I did try to get rid of AOL by simply searching it and then selected all and sent it to recycle bin. It seems to have worked okay so far but I suspect that this isn't the best way to go about removing unwanted stuff from my pc. I also tried the ADD/REMOVE function but tend to suspect it never really gets rid of quite everything. So, can anyone tell me the proper way to cleanse of system of annoying programs that I don't want and to free up space so my pc runs like a well-oiled machine? Are there any "standard" programs I should keep? Thanks much everyone.