Remove bloatware with free software

A new PC comes with a lot of promotional software. A virus scanner, some games and trials you didn’t ask for. As a result, after a few days you will receive notifications to pay for this. Bloatware Removal Utility allows you to remove bloatware.

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Bloatware Removal Utility is an open source script that you use to remove pre-installed Windows programs. We use the tool in this case on a Windows 11laptop just out of the box, but the script also supports older operating systems, up to and including Windows 7.

Install from GitHub

You get the software on GitHub, and on this site it is not always clear how and what to download and install. The easiest way is through the release page. Here see the part Assets the link to the source code. Download the zip file and extract the contents to the hard drive. Then right click on the file Bloatware-Removal-Utility.bat and select the option Run as administrator. It is necessary that you run the script with these rights.

Suggestion List

The tool scanned the system in seconds. In our example we read in the status bar that the tool has found 251 programs on our new PC, of ​​which 48 are allowed to be removed. Of course you can decide for yourself what you want to keep and what can go away, but the program button Toggle Suggested Bloatware checks bloatware against a list.

The application creates a system restore point when you click the button Remove Selected clicks. In the Options you can activate this security, just like you can indicate that the system must reboot after the removal. After that, PowerShell will open and you must confirm that the programs are allowed to go.

Bloatware Removal Utility itself suggests the software that may be removed.


Bloatware Removal Utility is basically a PowerShell script with a graphical interface. It is a very useful program that not only comes in handy if you have bought a new computer, but also proves its usefulness for removing apps or installed software from systems.

When uninstalling, the script switches to PowerShell.

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