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Are these programs needed?

kate0627kate0627 Posts: 9Member

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

 

 

 

Answers

  • finluxfinlux Posts: 1,834ACE
    Accepted Answer

    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...

     

  • AeonAeon Posts: 55Member

    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

  • kate0627kate0627 Posts: 9Member

    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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