Remove unwanted apps, browser plug-ins/toolbars and Windows 8 pre-installed apps thoroughly.
The Windows 8.1 Start screen is loaded with shortcuts to pre-installed apps you may not want or need. Here's how to clear out the clutter.
Belarc Advisor's complete inventory of your system helps you spot potentially unwanted programs that CCleaner, Revo Uninstaller, and Windows 8.1's own uninstaller don't list.
Owners of the new smartphones will apparently be able to hide many of the apps that come already loaded.
This top-rated Windows maintenance and optimization utility normally runs $39.95.
There's no need to panic. It's a relatively simple process to remove Lenovo's "Superfish" adware. Here's what you need to know.
Consumers and attorneys are already looking to the legal system for recourse following revelations that Lenovo installed potentially dangerous software on its PCs.
The preloaded Superfish adware does more than hijack website ads in a browser. It also exposes Lenovo owners to a simple but dangerous hack that could spell disaster.
Computer maker Lenovo preinstalled adware that security researchers say leaves owners vulnerable to hackers. But there's a way to get rid of it. Also, Samsung has a new weapon against Apple Pay after acquiring LoopPay.
Rumors of an Apple car gain speed, and we learn a lot about a very ugly bit of adware installed on Lenovo machines. All that and more in your look back at the week in tech.
Here's what you can change in the System section of the Settings menu...and what you'll have to go into the Control Panel to do.