Unsure of an application on your PC? Should I remove it?

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Working in IT, I can honestly say that I have had my fair share of assisting others in maintaining the health of their PC. While I can say that I am pretty good at identifying bloatware and other software that just really isn’t necessary, occasionally I come across things that I just don’t know what they are. One resource that I have grown to love is Should I Remove it? It’s community driven, full of helpful comments, and detailed instructions on how to remove all files associated with software.

Lets search for a commonly installed software that is found in many installers, The Ask.com Toolbar.

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Search results are pretty straight forward. Let’s click the link to see what information they can provide.

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The next page will provide you with a wealth of infomation about the Ask.com Toolbar. The upper right hand corner will show you the overall community rating of the software.

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The next section will give you the various technical details about the software.

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And most importantly the final section will show you how to remove it. Now you can always take the easy way and install the Should I Remove It? application to remove it, but where is the fun in that?

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http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/

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