Written by Kasper

Remove bloatware from your Asus laptop

Your new Asus laptop always has pre-installed programs, called bloatware. Some of these programs are necessary to make your laptop function as it should. Other programs are unnecessary and can be removed. We'll explain which programs you can remove or keep and how to do that on this page.

What bloatware should I remove and keep?

A number of unnecessary programs can be removed, without harming the functionality of your laptop. Other programs are necessary: you don't want a non-functioning keyboard.

What programs can I keep and which ones can be removed?


  • Asus Giftbox
  • Asus Splendid Video Enhancement Technology
  • Microsoft Office 365 (if you want)
  • Netflix (if you want)
  • WPS Office
  • Xbox
  • Xbox Game Speech Window
  • Microsoft OneDrive

Don't delete

  • Asus Live Update
  • Asus PTP Driver
  • Asus USB Charger Plus
  • ATK Package
  • AudioWizard
  • Device Setup
  • McAfee LiveSafe
  • MyAsus
  • WinFlash
  • Everything by AMD
  • Everything by Microsoft
  • Everything by NVIDIA
  • Everything by Intel
  • Everything by Realtek

How do you delete bloatware?

We'll explain step by step how to remove pre-installed programs you don't need.

1. Open Uninstall a program

Open a Delete a program.

Open the Windows Start Menu, type 'configuration' and open the Configuration window. Click Delete a program.

2. Remove the right bloatware

Choose the correct bloatware that you want to remove.

Here, you can see a list of all the programs on your laptop. Select the program you want to remove and click the remove.

3. Restarting your laptop

Restart the laptop.

When you remove programs, you'll be asked if you want to restart your laptop. You can, but you can also restart the laptop once you've removed all programs.

Important software

The list of pre-installed programs can differ per Asus laptop. Make sure not to delete programs we recommend to keep. That way, you can be sure your laptop works well and you can enjoy your purchase without problems.

Article by:
Kasper Laptop Expert.

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