Following on from the Superfishdebacle the company found itself embroiled in earlier this month, PC maker Lenovo is promising to bring to an end to the practice of pre-loading crapware onto systems.Crapware (also know as "bloatware" or "junkware") is the stuff that hardware makers install onto their devices on top of the operating system. Hardware makers do it because profit margins in the PC business are razor thin, and they are more than happy to install junk onto new systems in exchange for a few bucks.
Software (CRAPware) you don't really need and software that's just blatant Spyware is two different things.
For instance, MS Works I consider a real piece of junk, but it's not going to hurt you, whereas "Wild Tangent Games" will be RED flagged by almost any Anti-Spyware program.
I set up new PC's for my customers, and I spend way too much time getting rid of all the Crapware, Bloatware and factory installed Spyware. I only wish there were some way I could bill the PC makers for that time I spend removing their junk.
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