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November 3, 2012 4:39:21 AM

Hi! I'm trying to clean up space on my computer. Can I delete any of these programs??

Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Incorporated 4/20/2012 3.2.0.2070
Adobe Connect Add-in
Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin Adobe Systems Incorporated 11.4.402.287
Adobe Reader X (10.1.4) Adobe Systems Incorporated 8/15/2012 117 MB 10.1.4
Amazon Kindle Amazon
Apple Application Support Apple Inc. 9/19/2012 64.4 MB 2.2.2
Apple Mobile Device Support Apple Inc. 9/19/2012 23.7 MB 6.0.0.59
Apple Software Update Apple Inc. 7/24/2011 2.38 MB 2.1.3.127
Atheros Driver Installation Program Atheros 11/27/2011 9.2
ATI Catalyst Install Manager ATI Technologies, Inc. 3/6/2011 22.4 MB 3.0.790.0
Bonjour Apple Inc. 10/12/2011 2.04 MB 3.0.0.10
CCleaner Piriform 10/24/2012 3.24
CinemaNow Media Manager CinemaNow, Inc. 5/3/2010 8.79 MB 1.9.1.105
Cisco EAP-FAST Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 9/27/2010 1.55 MB 2.2.14
Cisco LEAP Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 9/27/2010 644 KB 1.0.19
Cisco NAC Agent Cisco Systems, Inc. 2/17/2011 4.8.1.5
Cisco PEAP Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 9/27/2010 1.23 MB 1.1.6
Cisco WebEx Meetings Cisco WebEx LLC
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system Microsoft Corporation 10/11/2012 216 MB 12.0.6612.1000
CyberLink DVD Suite CyberLink Corp. 4/3/2010 7.0.2527
DVD Menu Pack for HP MediaSmart Video Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3715
Facebook Video Calling 1.2.0.287 Skype Limited 10/28/2012 4.76 MB 1.2.287
HP 3D DriveGuard Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 3.27 MB 4.0.3.1
HP Advisor Hewlett-Packard 11/30/2010 55.6 MB 3.4.12850.3526
HP Customer Participation Program 14.0 HP 14.0
HP DVB-T TV Tuner 8.0.64.43 8.0.64.43
HP Games WildTangent 1.0.2.5
HP Imaging Device Functions 14.0 HP 14.0
HP MediaSmart CinemaNow 2.0 Hewlett-Packard 2.0
HP MediaSmart DVD Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3822
HP MediaSmart Internet TV Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 3.2.2513
HP MediaSmart Movies and TV Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 1.31 MB 1.0.0.10
HP MediaSmart Music Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3903
HP MediaSmart Photo Hewlett-Packard 9/27/2010 4.1.4319
HP MediaSmart SmartMenu Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 1.93 MB 3.1.1.12
HP MediaSmart Video Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3911
HP MediaSmart Webcam Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.2511
HP MediaSmart/TouchSmart Netflix Hewlett-Packard 6/23/2011 9.72 MB 1.0.9.0
HP Photo Creations HP Photo Creations Powered by RocketLife 1.0.0.2261
HP Photosmart D110 All-In-One Driver Software 14.0 Rel. 7 HP 14.0
HP Power Plan Utility Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 232 KB 1.0.6
HP Product Detection HP 5/17/2012 1.86 MB 11.14.0001
HP Quick Launch Hewlett-Packard 4/3/2010 4.28 MB 1.0.18
HP QuickWeb Installer DeviceVM Inc. 5/3/2010 371 MB 1.2.12.0
HP Setup Hewlett-Packard 4/3/2010 1.2.3988.3281
HP Smart Web Printing 4.60 HP 4.60
HP Software Framework Hewlett-Packard Company 6/23/2011 2.80 MB 4.1.6.1
HP Solution Center 14.0 HP 14.0
HP Support Assistant
HP Tone Control Hewlett-Packard Company 4/3/2010 129 KB 2.0.2
HP Update Hewlett-Packard 6/29/2012 3.98 MB 5.003.001.001
HP User Guides 0193 Hewlett-Packard 4/3/2010 119 MB 1.01.0001
HP Wireless Assistant Hewlett-Packard 4/3/2010 5.59 MB 4.0.4.2
iCloud Apple Inc. 9/19/2012 80.2 MB 2.0.2.187
iTunes Apple Inc. 9/19/2012 182 MB 10.7.0.21
Java(TM) 6 Update 23 (64-bit) Oracle 2/12/2011 90.8 MB 6.0.230
Java(TM) 6 Update 35 Oracle 6/18/2012 95.6 MB 6.0.350
Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 23 (64-bit) Oracle 2/12/2011 146 MB 1.6.0.230
LightScribe System Software LightScribe 5/3/2010 24.0 MB 1.18.11.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Microsoft Corporation 6/13/2012 4.0.30319
Microsoft IntelliPoint 8.2 Microsoft Corporation 11/14/2011 8.20.468.0
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Microsoft Corporation 14.0.6029.1000
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English) Microsoft Corporation 8/15/2012 165 MB 12.0.6612.1000
Microsoft Office Suite Activation Assistant Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 8.36 MB 2.9
Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Corporation 11/2/2012 4.1.522.0
Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 5/10/2012 242 MB 4.1.10329.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 1.72 MB 3.1.0000
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 8/27/2010 250 KB 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 12/30/2011 2.61 MB 8.0.59193
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Microsoft Corporation 6/17/2011 572 KB 8.0.61000
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 788 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 5/3/2010 786 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/17/2011 788 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 596 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 5/3/2010 596 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/17/2011 600 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10/22/2011 20.6 MB 10.0.40219
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10/22/2011 15.0 MB 10.0.40219
Microsoft Works Microsoft Corporation 10/11/2012 1.03 GB 9.7.0621
Movie Theme Pack for HP MediaSmart Video Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3715
Mozilla Firefox 16.0.2 (x86 en-US) Mozilla 16.0.2
Mozilla Maintenance Service Mozilla 16.0.2
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) Microsoft Corporation 8/25/2010 1.27 MB 4.20.9870.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 8/25/2010 1.33 MB 4.20.9876.0
Power2Go CyberLink Corp. 4/3/2010 6.1.3715
PowerDirector CyberLink Corp. 4/3/2010 8.0.2514
QuickTime Apple Inc. 7/24/2012 73.2 MB 7.72.80.56
Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver For Windows 7 Realtek 11/4/2011 7.23.623.2010
Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 11/2/2011 6.1.7600.30113
Shop for HP Supplies HP 14.0
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver Synaptics Incorporated 15.1.6.64
Unity Web Player Unity Technologies ApS
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 1/4/2011 15.4.3502.0922
Windows Live Sync Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 2.78 MB 14.0.8089.726
Anonymous
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November 3, 2012 5:24:47 AM

i went through and gave my personal choices on some but pretty much said NO!! to "bloatware from HP and cybelink. also that one program you have, Ccleaner is great for helping to keep thing neat and tidy. before you delete anything, use it and go to TOOLS>START UP to delete any of the programs you see here from starting when windows starts before you delete them.

YES! -Adobe AIR Adobe Systems Incorporated 4/20/2012 3.2.0.2070
YES!Adobe Connect Add-in
NO! Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin Adobe Systems Incorporated 11.4.402.287
NO! Adobe Reader X (10.1.4) Adobe Systems Incorporated 8/15/2012 117 MB 10.1.4
YES! Amazon Kindle Amazon
YES! Apple Application Support Apple Inc. 9/19/2012 64.4 MB 2.2.2
YES! Apple Mobile Device Support Apple Inc. 9/19/2012 23.7 MB 6.0.0.59
YES!Apple Software Update Apple Inc. 7/24/2011 2.38 MB 2.1.3.127
NO! Atheros Driver Installation Program Atheros 11/27/2011 9.2
NO! ATI Catalyst Install Manager ATI Technologies, Inc. 3/6/2011 22.4 MB 3.0.790.0
YES! Bonjour Apple Inc. 10/12/2011 2.04 MB 3.0.0.10
NO! CCleaner Piriform 10/24/2012 3.24
YES! CinemaNow Media Manager CinemaNow, Inc. 5/3/2010 8.79 MB 1.9.1.105
(?) Cisco EAP-FAST Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 9/27/2010 1.55 MB 2.2.14
(?) Cisco LEAP Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 9/27/2010 644 KB 1.0.19
(?) Cisco NAC Agent Cisco Systems, Inc. 2/17/2011 4.8.1.5
(?) Cisco PEAP Module Cisco Systems, Inc. 9/27/2010 1.23 MB 1.1.6
(?) Cisco WebEx Meetings Cisco WebEx LLC
(?) Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system Microsoft Corporation 10/11/2012 216 MB 12.0.6612.1000
YES! CyberLink DVD Suite CyberLink Corp. 4/3/2010 7.0.2527
YES! DVD Menu Pack for HP MediaSmart Video Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3715
YES! Facebook Video Calling 1.2.0.287 Skype Limited 10/28/2012 4.76 MB 1.2.287
YES! HP 3D DriveGuard Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 3.27 MB 4.0.3.1
YES! HP Advisor Hewlett-Packard 11/30/2010 55.6 MB 3.4.12850.3526
YES! HP Customer Participation Program 14.0 HP 14.0
YES! HP DVB-T TV Tuner 8.0.64.43 8.0.64.43
YES!HP Games WildTangent 1.0.2.5
YES! HP Imaging Device Functions 14.0 HP 14.0
YES! HP MediaSmart CinemaNow 2.0 Hewlett-Packard 2.0
YES! HP MediaSmart DVD Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3822
YES! HP MediaSmart Internet TV Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 3.2.2513
YES! HP MediaSmart Movies and TV Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 1.31 MB 1.0.0.10
YES! HP MediaSmart Music Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3903
YES! HP MediaSmart Photo Hewlett-Packard 9/27/2010 4.1.4319
YES! HP MediaSmart SmartMenu Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 1.93 MB 3.1.1.12
YES! HP MediaSmart Video Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3911
YES! HP MediaSmart Webcam Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.2511
YES! HP MediaSmart/TouchSmart Netflix Hewlett-Packard 6/23/2011 9.72 MB 1.0.9.0
YES! HP Photo Creations HP Photo Creations Powered by RocketLife 1.0.0.2261
YES! HP Photosmart D110 All-In-One Driver Software 14.0 Rel. 7 HP 14.0
YES! HP Power Plan Utility Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 232 KB 1.0.6
YES! HP Product Detection HP 5/17/2012 1.86 MB 11.14.0001
YES! HP Quick Launch Hewlett-Packard 4/3/2010 4.28 MB 1.0.18
YES! HP QuickWeb Installer DeviceVM Inc. 5/3/2010 371 MB 1.2.12.0
YES! HP Setup Hewlett-Packard 4/3/2010 1.2.3988.3281
YES! HP Smart Web Printing 4.60 HP 4.60
YES! HP Software Framework Hewlett-Packard Company 6/23/2011 2.80 MB 4.1.6.1
YES! HP Solution Center 14.0 HP 14.0
YES! HP Support Assistant
YES! HP Tone Control Hewlett-Packard Company 4/3/2010 129 KB 2.0.2
YES! HP Update Hewlett-Packard 6/29/2012 3.98 MB 5.003.001.001
YES! HP User Guides 0193 Hewlett-Packard 4/3/2010 119 MB 1.01.0001
YES! HP Wireless Assistant Hewlett-Packard 4/3/2010 5.59 MB 4.0.4.2
YES! i Cloud Apple Inc. 9/19/2012 80.2 MB 2.0.2.187
YES! iTunes Apple Inc. 9/19/2012 182 MB 10.7.0.21
NO!! Java(TM) 6 Update 23 (64-bit) Oracle 2/12/2011 90.8 MB 6.0.230
NO!! Java(TM) 6 Update 35 Oracle 6/18/2012 95.6 MB 6.0.350
NO!! Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 23 (64-bit) Oracle 2/12/2011 146 MB 1.6.0.230
YES! LightScribe System Software LightScribe 5/3/2010 24.0 MB 1.18.11.1
NO!! Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Microsoft Corporation 6/13/2012 4.0.30319
NO!! Microsoft IntelliPoint 8.2 Microsoft Corporation 11/14/2011 8.20.468.0
NO!! Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Microsoft Corporation 14.0.6029.1000
NO!! Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English) Microsoft Corporation 8/15/2012 165 MB 12.0.6612.1000
NO!! Microsoft Office Suite Activation Assistant Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 8.36 MB 2.9
NO!! Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Corporation 11/2/2012 4.1.522.0
NO!! Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 5/10/2012 242 MB 4.1.10329.0
NO!! Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 1.72 MB 3.1.0000
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 8/27/2010 250 KB 8.0.50727.4053
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 12/30/2011 2.61 MB 8.0.59193
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Microsoft Corporation 6/17/2011 572 KB 8.0.61000
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 788 KB 9.0.30729
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 5/3/2010 786 KB 9.0.30729.4148
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/17/2011 788 KB 9.0.30729.6161
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 596 KB 9.0.30729
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 5/3/2010 596 KB 9.0.30729.4148
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/17/2011 600 KB 9.0.30729.6161
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10/22/2011 20.6 MB 10.0.40219
NO!! Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10/22/2011 15.0 MB 10.0.40219
NO!! Microsoft Works Microsoft Corporation 10/11/2012 1.03 GB 9.7.0621
YES! Movie Theme Pack for HP MediaSmart Video Hewlett-Packard 5/3/2010 4.0.3715
NO!! Mozilla Firefox 16.0.2 (x86 en-US) Mozilla 16.0.2
YES!! Mozilla Maintenance Service Mozilla 16.0.2
NO!! MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) Microsoft Corporation 8/25/2010 1.27 MB 4.20.9870.0
NO!! MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 8/25/2010 1.33 MB 4.20.9876.0
YES! Power2Go CyberLink Corp. 4/3/2010 6.1.3715
YES! PowerDirector CyberLink Corp. 4/3/2010 8.0.2514
NO!! QuickTime Apple Inc. 7/24/2012 73.2 MB 7.72.80.56
NO!! Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver For Windows 7 Realtek 11/4/2011 7.23.623.2010
NO!! Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 11/2/2011 6.1.7600.30113
YES! Shop for HP Supplies HP 14.0
NO!! Synaptics Pointing Device Driver Synaptics Incorporated 15.1.6.64
NO!! Unity Web Player Unity Technologies ApS
NO!! Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 1/4/2011 15.4.3502.0922
NO!! Windows Live Sync Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 2.78 MB 14.0.8089.726

make sure you keep the .NET framework and the C++ stuff, your computer will run better with it. well be more compatible to run things. also keep the ATI stuff, the cisco entries i am not sure about so i marked them with a (?)

do some googling about removing "bloatware" and you will have a better idea on what you want and do not need before removing anything.
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November 19, 2012 4:45:10 AM

Try Duplicate Files Deleter. It finds and deletes duplicate files from hard drive. Find Duplicate Files and Free Up Disk Space.
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January 28, 2013 8:12:20 PM

Duplicate files deleter does a great job really a way to go
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January 28, 2013 8:24:49 PM

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053 Microsoft Corporation 8/27/2010 250 KB 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 12/30/2011 2.61 MB 8.0.59193
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Microsoft Corporation 6/17/2011 572 KB 8.0.61000
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 788 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 5/3/2010 786 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/17/2011 788 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 Microsoft Corporation 4/3/2010 596 KB 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 5/3/2010 596 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 6/17/2011 600 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10/22/2011 20.6 MB 10.0.40219
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 Microsoft Corporation 10/22/2011 15.0 MB 10.0.40219

Most of the above are patches; you don't want to back them out. My answer to the others would be "Do you use them?" If you don't use something, or don't even know what it is, then take a backup of your system (in case you wipe out something you need) and delete them.

IMO, anything from HP is bloatware. For other things, well, if you delete the Adobe stuff then you will navigate to websites with animation and not be able to see said animation. Can you remove iTunes? Well, it depends on whether or not you use it.

Without specific input on what you use, looniam's answer is excellent. Just do a system backup first in case you break anything that you needed.
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