What popular apps have you dumped lately?

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  1. Corona's Avatar
    Posts : 308
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #1

    What popular apps have you dumped lately?


    This is like the opposite of those other threads you've seen..."What are your favorite apps?"

    Over the years certain apps have worked great, or at least better than competitors, and I've enjoyed using them.
    These days old popular apps seem to be approaching their 'end of life' mode, not in popularity or use, but in that the original creators want to retire comfortably and $$$ell. That's what every entrepreneur wants to do later in their life. (Just not the way McAffee did.)

    I've finally retired Firefox. After updating for a year or so on a weekly schedule I had enough. Didn't enjoy the fact that I had to re-tweak everything in it to be the way I had it each previous week.

    Got rid of CCleaner. I have the Brave browser with CyberGhost Cookie Cleaner.
    Brave clears cookies, cache etc. with one click and keeps my log-in passwords.
    CGCC keeps those cookies from being deleted just like CCleaner did only less convoluted.

    Malwarebytes has been gone for over 3 years. I haven't even had a PUP since then.
    If I ever do get some funky behavior I can always download it and see what's up. I've done that quite a few times these past years and nothing. So out it goes.

    I'm almost wanting to dump Flux. It's a good app but it seems I don't need it anymore. My eyes aren't bugging me like they were a while back.
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  2. krollo's Avatar
    Posts : 206
    Win10 Pro 64bit 21H2 (19044.1415)
       #2

    Here's mine:
    • 7Zip - replaced with PeaZip
    • PowerISO - replaced with built-in ISO mount
    • CCleaner - replaced with built-in Disk Cleanup
    • Wise Registry Cleaner - stopped using registry cleaners all together
    • Microsoft Office - replaced with Ashampoo Office 8 (cheaper for 5 lifetime licences)


    Some previews:

    PeaZip
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    Ashampoo Office 8
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  3. Ivan Petrov's Avatar
    Posts : 246
    Windows 10 Home 21H2
       #3

    And mine...
    • CCleaner /hurts more than fixes/
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader /too much stuff in interface/
    • mkvtoolnix /excellent but not used often/
    • wordpress /couldn't handle it, still nice/
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  4. Posts : 184
    windows 10 Home / Latest version
       #4

    Dumped CCleaner ....... Just use Disk cleanup
    Dumped FF .............Use Brave/UR Browser with ublock Origin
    I have 4 PC's and am trying 360 TSE instead of Defender on one and like it so far......Time will tell.
    All web searches are with DDG/Startpage
    Using stock defender firewall now instead of Comodo......Which I have used for 20 years
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  5. Posts : 140
    Windows 10
       #5

    In addition to the others that have already been mentioned:

    I got rid of ASUS AI Suite. (It's bundled with every ASUS motherboard, so I guess that makes it "popular.") Just for fan control, it uses 6% of CPU time. I replaced it with Argus Monitor for fan control, which is more capable and more efficient.
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  6. Posts : 184
    windows 10 Home / Latest version
       #6

    Eksy61 said:
    I got rid of ASUS AI Suite. (It's bundled with every ASUS motherboard, so I guess that makes it "popular.") Just for fan control, it uses 6% of CPU time. I replaced it with Argus Monitor for fan control, which is more capable and more efficient.
    The best fan control app I have ever seen or used is "Fan Control" which you can get from GitHub.
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  7. CMArbres's Avatar
    Posts : 125
    Windows 10 Home Version: 21H1 (OS Build 19043,1387)
       #7

    Ivan Petrov said:
    And mine...
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader /too much stuff in interface/
    Amen to that! Too much of the interface is stuff you can't use unless you go Pro, and the cost of that is exhorbitant.
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  8. larc919's Avatar
    Posts : 3,275
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #8

    Ivan Petrov said:
    Adobe Acrobat Reader /too much stuff in interface
    I dumped that years ago in favor of Foxit Reader and have never looked back.
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  9. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
    Posts : 2,659
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #9

    I usually move around PDF Xchange Viewer and Foxit PDF Reader. I have dumped Sumatra because is too spartan.
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  10. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 16,004
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1469 (x64) [21H2]
       #10

    I just dumped Microsoft EDGE two days ago. I need to wait for the next updates to see if removing EDGE affected anything.




    Not my topic, but here is where I posted the details...
    Problems with Edge | Windows 11 Forum
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