Prune My HD: Which APPs should I UNINSTALL?

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  1. metrogruntual

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    chrome, skype, tweetdeck, espon scan, java, quicktime, adobe and divx is all i use

    what of the rest can go without crippling my system?

    where is internet explorer hiding?

    :dunno:
     
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    I recommend getting a free tool called pc decrappifier (yes, that's the actual name). It'll help you find no longer used programs and stuff that was install at the factory that you'll never use.
     

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    thanks, i feel so old for not knowing this stuff
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

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    I don't think "Windows" counts as an App... so I'll just say "Everything" :)

    IGF
     
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    "windows need to install driver software for your mass storage controller"

    does this mean i went too far???
     
  6. xtreme99

    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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    Yes. lol

    This means you uninstalled the drivers for something. It should reinstall them though.

    Also, give "CCleaner" and "Anti Malwarebytes" a try... both work wonders for me as well
     
  7. metrogruntual

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    i'm giving ccleaner a shot now

    but have a lingering suspicion

    that like mixing household cleaners

    this won't end well...

    o.0
     
  8. xtreme99

    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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    That was recommended to me by a reputable website (can't remember now, its the booze) when I had a virus of a particular type. It was part of a 3 step process, but I use it quite regularly now. It works great.
     
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    Calico Jack NO QUARTER

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    :rofl: hopefully not that detrimental of a result
     
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    wow, just dropped another 13B!

    this is like a colon cleanse

    a little wild, but EFFECTIVE
     
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    MrKandiyohi Millennium Member

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    I think Bonjour is some Apple crap. I'd kill that.
     
  13. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    Bonjour gets installed when you use iTunes, so you're stuck with it.

    You still need to trash the following:

    Acer Empowering Technology
    Acer ePower Management
    Acer Registration
     
  14. metrogruntual

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    muchas gracias!
     
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    It is impossible to get rid of internet explorer. It will keep reinstalling itself.
     
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    via automatic updates, eh?
     
  19. MrKandiyohi

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    Yahoo and MSN Toolbars. I doubt you use them. Also remember to uncheck Google Toolbar if you're ever asked about that one.

    Have you cleared your temporary files???? You can get a lot of space back if you do that.