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Hello! I'm new to this forum, and was wondering If I could get some experienced opinions about which programs are worth keeping up space on my computer, and which to uninstall with CCleaner, and why. I'm going through this process for both a laptop and desktop. I won't repeat programs for the second list. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

 

Laptop:

 

2007 Microsoft Office system

Adobe AIR

Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX

Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin

Adobe Reader 8.1.2

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5

Agere Systems HDA Modem Agere Systems

Akamai NetSession Interface

Apple Application Support

Apple Mobile Device Support

Apple Software Update

ArcSoft WebCam Companion 2

Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba

DWG TrueView 2010

Eraser 5.8.7

EverNote 2 Plus EverNote

Fujitsu Button Utilities

Fujitsu Driver Update

Fujitsu Hotkey Utility

Fujitsu MobilityCenter Extension Utility

Fujitsu System Extension Utility

Google Chrome

Google Desktop

Infineon TPM Professional Package

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver

iPhone Configuration Utility

iTunes Apple Inc.

Japanese Fonts Support For Adobe Reader 8

Java 6 Update 15

McAfee Security Scan Plus

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

Microsoft Office OneNote 2007

Microsoft Office Suite Activation Assistant

Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007

Microsoft Save as PDF Add-in for 2007 Microsoft Office programs

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ATL Update

Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime

Move Media Player

Mozilla Firefox (3.5.8)

MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)

MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB941833)

MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)

MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)

Norton Security Scan (I'm assuming use something else instead)

O2Micro Flash Memory Card Windows Driver

OmniPass 6.00.27

OZ711 SCR Driver V3.0.1.6

Pando Media Booster

Picasa 2

Portshutter

PowerDVD

QuickTime

RealPlayer

Realtek High Definition Audio Driver

Roxio Creator LJ

Safari Apple Inc. (I'm assuming I can just get rid of this)

Security Panel

Security Panel for Supervisor

Shock Sensor Utility

Skype web features

Skype? 4.1

SpeedFan (remove only)

Symantec Endpoint Protection

Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

USB2.0 Digital Camera

Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime

WildTangent Games

 

Desktop:

 

AOL Explorer

ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5

Banctec Service Agreement

CCleaner

Conexant D850 56K V.9x DFVc Modem

Cox Dashboard

Dell Driver Reset Tool

Dell System Restore

Digital Line Detect

Finale Performance Assessment

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

HP Customer Participation Program 12.0

HP Deskjet F4400 All-In-One Driver Software 12.0

HP Imaging Device Functions 12.0

HP Smart Web Printing

HP Solution Center

HP Update

Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 Driver

Intel® PRO Network Adapters and Drivers

Intel® PROSet for Wired Connections

iPod for Windows 2005-02-07

iTunes

J2SE Runtime Environment

Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album 5

Jasc Paint Shop Pro Studio

Learn2 Player (Uninstall Only)

Macromedia Flash Player Macromedia, Inc.

Media Store and Share Backup Manager

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP

Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005

Microsoft LifeCam

Microsoft Money 2005

Microsoft Picture It! Premium 10

Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition Installer

Microsoft Plus! Photo Story 2 LE

Microsoft Streets and Trips 2005

Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.7

Microsoft Word 2002

Microsoft Works

Microsoft Works 2005 Setup Launcher

Microsoft Works Suite Add-in for Microsoft Word

MobileMe Control Panel

Modem Helper

MyWay Search Assistant

NetWaiting BVRP Software, Inc

NetZeroInstallers NetZero, Inc.

Photo Click Photo Click

QuickBooks Simple Start Special Edition

Revo Uninstaller 1.80

Rhapsody Player Engine

Shockwave

Shop for HP Supplies

SmartMusic 10

WebCyberCoach 3.2 Dell

Webshots Desktop

WildTangent Web Driver

Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Windows Media Format 11 runtime

Windows Media Player 11

Windows XP Service Pack 3

WinRAR archiver

Yahoo! Anti-Spy

Yahoo! Install Manager

Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer

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I notice you've got Office Enterprise and OneNote and Visio installed. Kind of redundant but it probably doesn't take up more space than just Enterprise alone.

 

Unless you use the HP stuff you could uninstall them (except drivers you actually need). OEM software FTL. :D

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... which programs are worth keeping up space on my computer, and which to uninstall with CCleaner, and why.

The simple answer is: keep the program that you use, and uninstall those you don't.

 

Ask about those you don't know what they are, but Google may find you the answer quite easily.

 

Of those programs you keep, make sure that you update them regularly - I noticed a few on your list that are quite outdated, e.g. Java 6 Update 15; the latest version is j6u21.

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The simple answer is: keep the program that you use, and uninstall those you don't.

 

That's the best answer by far, because how are we to know what's worth uninstalling.

 

That list of installed programs has some things necessary for Windows, and Internet usage.

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MyWay Searchbar,(assistent) It's adware, or use to share adware components.

 

 

McAfee Security Scan Plus - Urgh,

 

Norton Security Scan - Urgh

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Here:

Laptop:

 

Adobe AIR

Uninstall, unless you use a program which requires it.

 

Adobe Reader 8.1.2

Unless you read complicated PDFs (e.g. with forms to fill, Javascript, et al.), uninstall and use a lighter reader such as Foxit Reader, PDF X-Change Viewer or the very small SumatraPDF. (google them)

If you need it, update it. Latest is 9.3.something.

 

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5

Uninstall, unless you use a web app which requires it (very uncommon).

 

Google Desktop

Keep it if you use it often ; else, uninstall.

 

Japanese Fonts Support For Adobe Reader 8

If you don't read Japanese, uninstall.

 

Java™ 6 Update 15

Uninstall unless you use a program which requires it.

If you need it, update it. Latest is version 6 update 21.

 

Move Media Player

Google results say it is bloatware. If you don't need it, uninstall it. (you already have WMP and iTunes anyway)

 

Mozilla Firefox (3.5.8)

Update it, latest is 3.6.8 (or was that a typo?)

 

Norton Security Scan (I'm assuming use something else instead)

You already have a McAfee product, and they can (and will) conflict if they're both real-time protection.

The latest (>2008) versions of Norton are actually quite good, but if it's an old one, uninstall it and replace it with a freebie such as avast or AntiVir.

 

Pando Media Booster

If you don't use it, uninstall.

 

Picasa 2

If you don't use it, uninstall.

If you use it, update it. Latest is 3.8. http://www.filehippo...ownload_picasa/

 

RealPlayer

Uninstall it...used to be good, became bloatware.

 

Safari Apple Inc. (I'm assuming I can just get rid of this)

Yes. Get rid of it. Safari for Windows is complete rubbish.

 

Desktop:

 

AOL Explorer

Uninstall.

 

Cox Dashboard

If you don't use it, uninstall.

 

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Uninstall. Toolbars are evil, particularly Google's. (it used to collect information about your browsing habits even if it was disabled...now it's only if it's enabled)

 

J2SE Runtime Environment

Uninstall, unless you use a program which requires it.

 

Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album 5

Jasc Paint Shop Pro Studio

If you use those two, keep them. Else, uninstall.

 

Macromedia Flash Player Macromedia, Inc.

Update it. Latest is 10.1.

For IE: http://www.filehippo...flashplayer_ie/

For others: http://www.filehippo...player_firefox/

 

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

Uninstall, unless you use very old apps which require it.

 

MyWay Search Assistant

Uninstall.

 

Shockwave

Uninstall, unless you use a web app that requires it.

 

SmartMusic 10

Unless you use it, uninstall.

 

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Update it, latest is version 8. http://www.filehippo...ernet_explorer/

 

Yahoo! Anti-Spy

Yahoo! Install Manager

Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Uninstall those three.

 

 

 

...I assume you own an iPod ? If you do...you're screwed and will have top keep all the Apple stuff (except Safari). Else, uninstall everything with Apple in its name (as well as Bonjour if it is on your computer).

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