In Pictures: Diagnosis – bloatware. 9 empty-calorie pieces of code

A look at the slowing, fattening, system-gunkifying software that gives us all indigestion.

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Your new laptop's OMG FREE TRIAL OFFERS! The pre-installed crud phenomenon predates smartphones, of course – similar patterns are still widely seen from any number of PC manufacturers, meaning one of the common steps to setting up an OEM-built PC is to painstakingly search out and destroy the useless gunk siphoning up system resources.

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