Get Rid! Soft­ware You Should Unin­stall Now

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Flash Adobe’s Flash is a mas­sive tar­get for hack­ers and it’s also a re­source hog, slow­ing down a com­puter when you visit a Flash-heavy web­site. The good news is that you don’t need it any more, as the ma­jor­ity of good web­sites have switched to al­ter­na­tive tech­nolo­gies. YouTube, for ex­am­ple, doesn’t need Flash for you to play videos.

Java Java is an­other old web tech­nol­ogy. Again, it’s of­ten a tar­get for hack­ers and can be in­se­cure. Up­dates to the soft­ware don’t re­move old ver­sions ei­ther. Even Minecraft has moved to a ver­sion that doesn’t need Java, so ditch this soft­ware now, us­ing IOBit Unin­staller to re­move the old ver­sions, too.

Thun­der­bird Once one of the best email clients avail­able, Thun­der­bird has stopped be­ing up­dated, mak­ing it a tar­get for hack­ers. If you have this soft­ware in­stalled, ditch it now and ei­ther switch to a web client or the ex­cel­lent MailBird (avail­able from www.get­mail­bird.com).

CamS­tu­dio This free screen-record­ing soft­ware usu­ally has an in­staller that’s packed with ad­ware and other un­wanted ap­pli­ca­tions. Re­move it us­ing IOBit Unin­staller, then fol­low our mal­ware guide on page 100 to make sure you’ve got rid of ev­ery­thing bad.

DVDVideoSoft DVDVideoSoft makes util­i­ties, such as screen recorders and YouTube down­load­ers, but its soft­ware in­stall­ers come with lots of nasty hid­den ex­tras. You should avoid any­thing by this man­u­fac­turer and re­move all its soft­ware us­ing IOBit Unin­staller and our mal­ware guide on page 100.

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