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Definition - What is bloatware?

Bloatware is an unflattering name for unwanted pre-installed software applications on a new computer. The term is also used in programming to describe programs that are overly complex.

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The DesktopReview.com forum is a good place to ask about which vendors include bloatware or how to get rid of bloatware. 

This was last updated in March 2010
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