How To Choose What To Uninstall From Your Computer Using ShouldIRemoveIt

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Should I Remove It

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On February 19, 2013
Last modified:February 19, 2013

Summary:

This may be a handy little (and free) program for those who are clueless about their computers and whats on them. For average and above users it seems a little pointless to me.

Have you accumulated a great number of programs on your PC? Do you wish to remove some, due them being junk or simply taking up space, but don’t know which ones to get rid of?

If so, Should I Remove It may be an app worth trying out.

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This small and free app will scan your system and report back what programs you have installed along with some information that may aid you in making an informed decision about which programs to ditch.

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To get started with this app head over to shouldiremoveit.com and click on the green download button (seen in the first image above).

Next, do as it says below –

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Once you’ve downloaded the program and run Setup.exe you’ll be on your way…

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When the program has finished installing it should autorun. In the future you’ll simply need to click on its desktop icon to run it again.

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When you run shouldiremoveit you’ll have to wait a few seconds whilst the program searches your drives to find out what programs you have installed.

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Once complete, you will be presented with a list of all the programs that have been detected. Some may have been given ratings by other users and all will have a green bar indicating what percentage of other users have removed them. Obviously the higher percentage, the more likely it is that you will want to investigate further to decide whether you too want to remove that program.

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You can scroll down through the list until you find something you feel you might want to uninstall.

In this instance I have chosen 3DMark Vantage, a benchmarking program that I have never actually used.

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By clicking on the What is it? button I found out more information about the program that allowed me to make an informed decision as to whether or not I wished to keep it, or at least thats the plan…

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Based on the above, I would probably be tempted to keep the program installed on my computer because the information given isn’t particularly revealing and only 6% of other shouldiremoveit users have gotten rid of it.

I, however, clicked the Uninstall button instead.

Is it worth using?

Overall, I this this is a handy little program for people who really aren’t sure what they are doing with their PCs. It may also be of benefit if you have a load of junk, such as toolbars, installed as the removal rate amongst other users should be high enough to give you the hint that you may wish to remove it.

For average computer users, Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs is probably a quicker way of getting the same end result!

This may be a handy little (and free) program for those who are clueless about their computers and whats on them. For average and above users it seems a little pointless to me.
About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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