Some Frequently Asked Questions.

Will the PC Decrapifier work with Windows 7, 8, 10, etc?

Yes. It is currently tested on Windows 7, 8 and 10. It may still work on Windows XP and Vista, however The PC Decrapifier is not actively tested on these versions of Windows.

I get a message that says this might be a potential security risk/virus/trojan/worm. What's up?

There are a couple things that can cause this. In any case the PC Decrapifier does not pose a security risk.

Windows will display this dialog box for downloaded files and executable programs in zip files simply as a warning to make you aware that you are going to run an executable program. This can be safely ignored.

Also, some spyware/anti-virus programs may pop-up a warning for the PC Decrapifier. This is mostly likely due to the fact that it interacts with the startup entries of the registry. This is an unwarranted warning and can be ignored. As a verification I would encourage you to use a website like http://virusscan.jotti.org. Also you may want to verify the MD5 hash for the file that I publish on the download page of this website.

What's the difference between the free, personal and commercial use versions?

Free: This may be freely downloaded and used for personal use. If you just bought a new PC and you want to clean it off, this is for you.

Personal Account: In short, this is a donation. If you've downloaded the PC Decrapifier and you have found this tool very helpful and would like to show your appreciation, a personal use account is available to purchase for $5. The download is exactly the same as the free version.

Pro Account: If you have tried out the PC Decrapifier and you would like to use this program for commercial purposes, you will require a commercial license. The cost is $20 per "technician" (not per PC), which is really a bargain considering how much time you can save by using this program. The commercial version also contains additional features that are useful to those that use this as part of their business. After your purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to obtain the commercial version. Please see the features page. for the additional features the commercial use version provides.

How do I use the Restore Point after I have created it?

Here's how with Windows XP

and for Windows Vista:

for Windows 7

for Windows 8

System restore points protect your Windows system files and device drivers. It will not reinstall any applications that have been removed. If you want the programs back, you will need to reinstall from the original source.

How do I Uninstall the PC Decrapifier?

There is nothing to uninstall. Simply delete the file you downloaded and it is removed.

I still can't get rid of Norton. What can I do?

The Norton tools can be very tricky to uninstall, and the PC Decrapifier isn't always successful. You may want to try this tool as an alternative