Purchasing new technology sure is exciting… until you realize that it comes preloaded with loads of software that not only slows your device down but could also be harmful or irritating to deal with. What can you do about this unneeded and unwanted software? We recommend that you read this blog to find out.

Defining Bloatware

Bloatware is considered any application pre-installed on your device that is not installed by the user, including things like free trials of software, that are used to get people to consider applications they might not otherwise have any interest in. It’s a method used by software developers to sell their software. Bloatware can also consist of system utilities and applications included with your operating system.

All that said, bloatware can cause your technology to function poorly, and it can create issues upon startup, making it take longer to be productive in your duties. Plus, all of these unwanted software solutions can take up loads of storage space. Bloatware is essentially an inconvenience, and if you don’t take control of it, it could become both a nuisance and a danger.

Sometimes bloatware can be threatening to the user, as evidenced by the Lenovo man-in-the-middle attack some time ago. Remember that bloatware is software, and as such, it needs to be updated. If it’s not, it could put your systems in harm’s way.

Sometimes bloatware also goes the route of adware, allowing manufacturers and developers to profit off the user. Thankfully, there are ways to get around the issues of bloatware by doing what you would with any normal software you don’t want: uninstalling it.

Removing Bloatware from Your Devices

It can be challenging to determine what is bloatware and what is not. You certainly don’t want to delete an application that is important for your operating system or for your productivity. We recommend that you consider deleting bloatware if it is interfering with your productivity, but what’s the best way to do so?

Working with NetMGM is one great way to do this. Since we are technology professionals, we can inform your decision to delete bloatware by assisting with its removal. Working with us ensures that you don’t accidentally delete a crucial software solution.

We Can Assist You

We know you want to get the most out of your technology, and with us on your side, you’ll never have to worry about making that happen. With our expertise, you can rest assured that your devices are running at optimal efficiency, and if they’re not, we’ll address it.

To get started, call us today at 888-748-2525.


Dealing with Bloatware Can be a Giant Pain in the Neck

Rafiq Masri

With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology, Rafiq is one of the most accomplished, versatile and certified engineer in the field. He has spent the past 2 ½ decades administering and supporting a wide range of clients and has helped position Network Management, Inc. as a leader in the IT Managed Services space.

Rafiq has built a reputation for designing, building and supporting top notch IT infrastructures to match the business objectives and goals of his clients.

Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and reliability, Rafiq has a very loyal client base with some customer relationships dating back 20+ years.

Rafiq holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and has completed graduate programs in Software Engineering and Business at Harvard and George Mason University. Rafiq is a former founder and CEO of Automation, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan as well as a valued speaker on entrepreneurship and technology at industry events such as ExpoTech and others.