Bloatware and trialware refer to PC manufacturers’ habit of pre-loading trial versions of commercial software on a new PC in the hope that some will upgrade to paid editions. PC manufacturers (and other OEMs) are paid by trialware creators and receive a portion of the revenue from any user upgrades. Unlike trialware however, most PC manufactures also install addition bloatware in the form of extra PC utilities. These could include things like DVD burners, media centers for viewing videos or pictures as well as bundled OEM game centers. Although such utilities seem like a nice including with a new PC, most already exist in one form or another within the Windows Operating System by default.
Bloatware: What it is and how to get rid of it
Preston Gralla | Aug. 24, 2015