How to Remove Unwanted Malware on Windows 10

Windows 10, thank goodness, arrives with a slew of annoying viruses. You can remove some of them; some you cannot (cough with a phone cough) . And while the operating system seems to have gotten a little better over the years, you still have to use a third-party app if you want a cleaner Windows 10 experience.

One of them, Bloatbox , which began as an extension of the popular applications Spydish on Privacy for Windows 10, recently turned into its own tiny portable application. And that’s one of the features I like the most about it: it’s small and you don’t even need to install it on your system. You can simply run it as it is to start cleaning up any regular Windows 10 installation.

Unzip the download and you will have one executable to run. That’s all. Here’s what you’ll see:

The app site on the left shows the Windows 10 apps you’ve installed, including those you put there and those that Microsoft has posted on your behalf. This is not very good in terms of what the apps are called, so you need to dig a little to find anything that annoys you.

Also be aware that killing a bunch of apps in full can clear your Start menu, but it can also lead to some degree of system instability if you forcefully uninstall an app that Windows prefers to have nearby for whatever reason. Note that this is an occasional warning that you might want to create a system restore point, at least if not a full backup (or clone!), Before you start uninstalling a ton of commonly fatal applications.

Once you’re sure you’re ready, add any apps you want to opt out of to the Uninstall Apps section in Bloatbox and click the Uninstall button. You will receive a deletion confirmation message (or a failure indication) that looks like this:

And it’s all. This process couldn’t be much easier or faster, which is why I love Bloatbox. It’s not perfect, but it does its job with minimal effort. Now, there was only a way to use it to remove any program on your system …


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