Get Rid! Software You Should Uninstall Now
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.