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Remove Bloatware to Get Improved Performance From Your Windows PC

Avast Cleanup’s bloatware remover feature gets rid of junk, forgotten programs, and other unneeded files clogging up your machine. Give your PC a performance boost with Avast Cleanup and our top-rated Windows bloatware removal tool.

Effectively remove harmful bloatware and unwanted junk

Bloatware refers to all the preinstalled software you don’t actually need and probably don’t want: apps you don’t use, distracting toolbars, expired software trials, and adware that plagues you with popups or even spies on you. Avast Cleanup will deep-scan your machine to root out every trace of PC bloatware.

Avast Cleanup is an extremely effective bloatware removal tool — and so much more. We’ve packed a ton of powerful features into one cleanup suite. Download Avast Cleanup today to clean and revamp your PC from top to bottom.

How much does Avast Cleanup actually help?
Let’s talk numbers

Avast Cleanup saves you tons of time and frees up gigabytes of space by zapping bloatware instantly. Our lab tests found:

  • 30% faster work performance: Processes run much faster when you get rid of all the unnecessary apps and files bogging down your machine.

  • 79% quicker startup: After removing unneeded startup programs and background processes, your PC will get up and running in no time.

  • 71 GB cleaned up: Remove bloatware as well as additional junk from your browser, disk, and registry to enjoy tons of extra space.

  • * The results from our lab are indicative only. Your results may vary.

Give your machine the ultimate tuneup

Avast Cleanup’s patented technology deep-scans your machine. Fully optimize your apps, files, settings, and more to get your PC running at its very best — and keep it in shape with automatic maintenance.

Remove bloatware on your Mac or Android mobile, too

Bloatware and other unnecessary files can clutter up any device.
Avast Cleanup is here to make sure all your devices stay clean and run smoothly.

Get rid of leftover data and uninstall unused apps that are clogging up your Apple machine with
Avast Cleanup for Mac.

Remove preinstalled bloatware and unused apps and get your phone running up to 20% faster with Avast Cleanup for Android.

Download the best bloatware removal tool

Don’t leave your PC saddled with unnecessary bloatware that hogs your resources. Avast Cleanup will identify and remove all kinds of bloatware and junk files. Plus, enjoy automatic maintenance and a dozen other optimization tools to clean up and streamline your PC and get it running like new.


How do I remove bloatware?

You could remove bloatware by painstakingly searching through every forgotten folder on your computer and trying to find old or unused apps. But bloatware can also hide in browser toolbars, adware, and other junk programs. Bloatware removal is a snap when you use a dedicated tool like Avast Cleanup. Just go to the Speed up section and click on Junk Programs. You’ll find a list of unused apps that you can delete with a single click. Not sure what to remove? Our cloud-based reputation system gives every app a star rating, so you’ll know how trustworthy an app is before you decide to remove it.

Is it safe to remove bloatware?

Yes! Bloatware, also called “junkware,” is so-named because it’s unnecessary. It’s not only safe but recommended that you remove bloatware regularly — as long as you use a trusted tool like Avast Cleanup that will make sure you remove the junk while protecting all the software you actually need.

Is bloatware a security risk?

Aside from the damage bloatware does to your PC’s performance, it can also be a security risk. Some bloatware comes in the form of adware, meaning it spreads intrusive, unwanted ads all over your system. Other forms of bloatware can also spy on you. If you think you have any type of malicious software on your computer, you can use a malware removal tool to scrub it clean. Avast Cleanup also provides ongoing protection by removing bloatware regularly.

Should I remove bloatware?

Yes, removing bloatware has many benefits. All of the unneeded apps, expired free trials, toolbars, and other junk will eat up your computer’s CPU power, RAM, and battery life. Removing it all will free up extra resources to give you improved performance and faster speeds. And getting rid of malicious bloatware is crucial for shoring up your digital security.

Does bloatware affect Macs and Android devices?

Unfortunately, bloatware can impact the performance and security of Macs and Androids, too. You can easily clear out bloatware, other unused apps, hidden junk files, and unnecessary duplicates to free up gigabytes of space. Download Avast Cleanup for Mac to rediscover a clean, lean, Apple machine.


On Android, bloatware and other unnecessary files can build up in the form of unused apps, expired trials, preloaded software you don’t want, your calling history, temporary files, and blurry photos. Download Avast Cleanup for Android and enjoy more space, speed, and battery life for your Android phone or tablet.

System requirements

We're not demanding. All you need is Windows 11 except Mixed Reality and IoT Edition; Windows 10 except Mobile and IoT Core Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8/8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit)


Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE2 instructions)


256 MB RAM or above


100 MB free space on the hard disk


Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain application updates


Optimal standard screen resolution no less than 800 x 600 pixels is recommended

Windows 10 compatible

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