11-26-2014 01:40 AM
I just purchased a Lenovo H500s desktop pc for basic use. Many believe It has a lot of bloatware installed by Lenovo. Should I uninstall or delete these programs? I can uninstall them in control panel, but I can't figure out how to disable them. Some recommended going into Tools then Startup in Ccleaner and disabling the programs there, but none of these programs are listed there. I have the latest version of Ccleaner installed. Disabling then seeing if the disabling limited the computer's use in any way is safer than uninstalling.
This is the list of what many consider bloatware installed on my H500s:
a. Baidu PC App Store
b. CyberLink MediaStory
c. CyberLink PhotoDirector
d. CyberLink PowerDirector
e. Lenovo Assistant
f. Lenovo Black Silk USB Keyboard Driver
g. Lenovo Browser Guard
h. Lenovo Photos
i. Lenovo Power2Go
j. Lenovo PowerDVD 10
k. Lenovo Reach
l. Lenovo Rescue
m. Lenovo SoftAp
n. Lenovo Web Start
o. LVT (Lenovo Vantage Technology)
p. Maxthon Cloud Browser
q. McAfee LiveSafe (trial)
r. Nitro PDF Reader
My computer is running very slowly and the hd seems to run constantly. Some of these programs may be slowing down my computer.
Thanks for any replies.
12-01-2014 06:16 AM
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
From the list of softwares that you listed, I recommend you keep the following:
1. Lenovo Black Silk USB Keyboard Driver
- if the machne came with a wireless keyboard and mouse, this is the driver that keeps these devices functioning properly
2. Lenovo Power2Go
- CD/DVD burning software. Keep this if you burn files to discs frequently
3. Lenovo PowerDVD 10
- Software for playing DVD discs
4. Lenovo Rescue / OneKey Recovery
- System Recovery software. Keep this to trigger factory recovery and create backups.
5. LVT (Lenovo Vantage Technology)
- System utility to check system health (eg. software updates, hardware status, etc.)
In addition, try the following to speed things up:
- Set the power settings to High Performance
- Perform a clean boot and enable important startup items only (eg. Security Softwares (antivirus, firewall, etc.)).