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Identify and Remove Apps that Aren’t Needed with Should I Remove It

When you buy a new PC, whether it is a desktop PC, laptop or netbook, it comes pre-installed with several software programs, utilities and other trial wares. Unfortunately, most of them are useless and instead of the benefit, it make your PC slower, consumes disk space and reduce your overall productivity.
Of course, it is easy to uninstall all those useless programs from your computer, but a question many people asks is whether these programs should be removed or not. To help those, there is a free application for Windows called “Should I Remove it”.

 It is a lightweight program for Windows XP, 7 and Windows 8 designed to show what programs you have installed on your computer and quickly determine what programs you can safely remove.

  Installation and usage of Should I Remove It is very simple. After installing the app, just run it. It’ll scan and lists all programs installed on your PC. Each programs has its own ratings and removal percentage. You can safely uninstall all programs that has higher removal percentage (in red).

To uninstall, just click the programs name and click “Uninstall” button. Clicking on the “What it is” button will give your more details about the program (required internet access).

Should I Remove It can be downloaded free from developers website here.


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