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How to remove bloatware from your Windows 10 PC

Bloatware is pre-installed software (that may or may not be malicious) that typically requires an unwarranted amount of disk space, slowing down your computer and exposing you to more cybersecurity risks. Superfish In mid-2014, Lenovo users noticed that something was awry with their web browsers: banner ads were breaking webpage layouts and pop-ups were making […]

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FAQs about bloatware and how to remove them

Ever powered up a brand new laptop straight out of the box and realized that there are already a ton of apps installed that you know you’ll never use? That’s bloatware, and it’s a regular occurrence when purchasing new computers. Superfish In mid-2014, Lenovo users noticed that something was awry with their web browsers: banner […]

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What is bloatware, and how can you remove it?

Bloatware is software that nobody asked for but is on your computer, taking up valuable space. These software apps come with your hardware pre-installed, and very often, it isn’t always apparent how to delete them properly. Superfish In mid-2014, Lenovo users noticed that something was awry with their web browsers: banner ads were breaking webpage […]

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Beware of apps bundled with Windows 10

While you might think that getting free software with your new Windows 10-powered device sounds like a good idea, it’s not. Beyond taking up storage space and diverting processing power, pre-installed software such as trial versions of video games, antivirus programs, and web browser toolbars — collectively called “bloatware” — can make your device vulnerable […]

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The risks posed by Windows 10 bloatware

Have you bought a new PC or laptop recently? Don’t be too impressed by so-called value-added pre-installed software, as these take up storage space and use up processing power. More than this, a new report shows that free trial versions of browser toolbars, video games, and antivirus programs can make you vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. […]

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Get rid of Windows 10 bloatware

Who doesn’t love getting value-for-money deals? Normally, getting more for less is an amazing deal — unless what you get is “bloatware.” It is software that device manufacturers pre-install in your Windows 10 PC or laptop at the behest of deep-pocketed software companies. Beyond taking up storage space and using up processing power, this type […]

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Cortana now lets you search Google Drive

Windows 10’s Cortana is billed as the next generation of digital assistants, bringing a whole suite of capabilities to the fore in an attempt to upstage Apple’s Siri and Google Now. The latest is the extension of Cortana’s assistance to non-Microsoft services like Dropbox and Google Drive. The REACHit service, released by manufacturer Lenovo on […]

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Google Drive now searchable with Cortana

Tracking down specific files can be a real pain at times. We now store documents in so many different places – everywhere from local drives to cloud-based systems like Dropbox – that it can prove near impossible to remember where you saved something. Digital assistants are meant to make those tasks easier; now, as part […]

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With Cortana you can search Google Drive

In Microsoft’s ongoing attempt to go one better than Google and Apple in the user-experience stakes, Windows 10’s Cortana digital assistant comes with countless functions to compete with Google Now and Siri. Now, in partnership with manufacturer Lenovo, the REACHit service lets Cortana search and deliver seamless results from not only your local drives, but […]

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