Advice on removing Acer Bloatware named clear.fi

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
November 4, 2016 at 22:51:39
Specs: Windows 10, 8gig
I have a new Acer Aspire which has come with clear.fi pre installed.

clear.fi is Acer’s digital home-entertainment solution. clear.fi automatically connects all network devices on your home network and gathers media files from those devices, then categorizes them as Videos, Photos, or Music.

Here's a bit more about the programme:

"Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
It is usually licensed for use only on the Acer PC on which it was pre-installed.
It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Acer computers.
If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness."

I have no need of the programme and I want rid of it but it's proving impossible to do, apart from any thing else it is also reported as being a resource hog.

All help and suggestions will be gratefully received and acknowledged.

Regards


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#1
November 5, 2016 at 01:15:08
Have you seen this thread? http://www.sevenforums.com/software...

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#2
November 5, 2016 at 01:37:02
Thanks for that XPuser, I had seen that post, in fact it was one of the first I found amongst a dozen others. Revo who I trust implicitly can't find it, perhaps I don't have the damn programme anymore. Apart from searching programmes is there any other way I can look for it?... the Registry perhaps?

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#3
November 5, 2016 at 12:22:57
"Possibly" ccleaner may find and remove redundant registry entries pertaining to it?

http://filehippo.com/download_cclea...

Install it using custom/manual option - NOT automatic (the proffered default).

Watch for and uncheck "any" pre checked boxes (other than the one for the utility itself); so as to avoid installing all manner of junk, browser add-ons/changes etc. - most of which a true PIA to eradicate.


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#4
November 5, 2016 at 16:02:57
Thank you trvlr... been there done that with no luck at all. I'm going to try a manual search of the registry now.

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#5
November 5, 2016 at 21:07:25
Remember to be cautious when modifying the registry manually. Make sure that you only change or remove entries that pertain to that program and only if you are positive about what you are doing. Please do a registry back up first in case things go south. Doing a restore point before starting is also a good option.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
November 5, 2016 at 21:39:01
A timely warning for sure! I got caught without a backup once and I paid dearly for it. Now I never make any adjustments without making one.

I'll press on and keep you posted,

Regards


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#7
November 12, 2016 at 06:16:11
Try uninstalling it thru Acer Cloud.

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#8
November 12, 2016 at 15:16:50
I hadn't thought of that... I'll give it a shot. I've found a days work of entries in the registry but I am loathe to tackle that.

I'll keep you posted.

Regards.


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