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kate0627
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Are these programs needed?

Hello,

I have an acer aspire with windows 7. I would like to only keep programs that are vital for my computer. I do not understand all of these programs, so if someone could tell me which are safe to uninstall, I would be very grateful.

 

They are:

Acer Backup Manager

Acer Crystal Eye webcam

Acer epower management

Acer erecovery management

Acer updater

adobe air

adobe flash player 11 activeX

adobe reader X

broadcam card reader driver installer

broadcam netlink controller

clickadvanced frameworks

cyberlink mediaExpresso

ETDware PS/2-X64

Identity Card

Microsoft silverlight

MyWinLocker Suite

newsXpresso

norton online backup

nti media maker 9

welcome center

 

 

 

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finlux
Posts: 1,615

Re: Are these programs needed?

Hi Kate0627!

 

Acer Backup Manager - a useful program to back up your files etc, can be done manually.

Acer Crystal Eye webcam - This is for your webcam. May not work properly without it

Acer epower management - Useful, but not essential

Acer erecovery management - Very Important, needed if you need to restore your computer & to burn your recovery disks

Acer updater - Important, will update programs/patches for your Acer system

adobe air - Not important

adobe flash player 11 activeX - useful for viewing certain websites.

adobe reader X - PDF reader, useful to have, others are available

broadcam card reader driver installer - Needed

broadcam netlink controller - Needed

clickadvanced frameworks - needed

cyberlink mediaExpresso - video/photo conversion software

ETDware PS/2-X64 - Important

Identity Card - Important, needed by Acer if things go wrong to identify your pc type etc.

Microsoft silverlight - similar to Flash, needed by some websites

MyWinLocker Suite - Can be a useful program, not really needed

newsXpresso - News reader. Gives you the latest news for all different websites in one go

norton online backup - Not necessary, ideal for backing files up online. (a USB stick or hard drive will do)

nti media maker 9 - making CD's/DVD's coping disk.

welcome center - not really needed

 

Obviously, you can uninstall any program that you're not going to use, but certain programs are needed by the computer or web browser...

 

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Aeon
Posts: 73

Re: Are these programs needed?

Acer Backup Manager

Acer Crystal Eye webcam

Acer epower management

Acer erecovery management

Acer updater

adobe air

adobe flash player 11 activeX

adobe reader X

broadcam card reader driver installer

broadcam netlink controller

clickadvanced frameworks

cyberlink mediaExpresso

ETDware PS/2-X64

Identity Card

Microsoft silverlight

 

 

 

nti media maker 9

welcome center

 

A few are need but most aren't but useful I delted the ones you don't need ..Acer tries to actuall put software that is helpful unlike most that puts bloatware IMO NORTON being bloatware that slows down you PC a router is basically a hardware firewall it only lets in what you let in ..a router is your best defense and doesn't cslow your PC down and use resources like most software virus so called protectors allededy do

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kate0627
Posts: 9

Re: Are these programs needed?

Thanks to the both of you. I really appreciate the help. I'm used to a mac computer, but this one I have not used in quite a while.

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