Because I am an idiot, I decided to install
Windows 8 on this computer. But don't worry, I won't be keeping it. As you can see,
I've installed a bunch of bloatware on it, and how the hell did CCleaner get updated
when it's not connected to the Internet? It's in airplane mode right now, because I'm a
bit worried about all this stuff I installed, even though I only installed one piece
of malware, and that's Nava Shield. But I removed it from the startup items, so it
doesn't try to interrupt the thing I'm about to do. And I also installed this horrible start
menu. It's not Classic Shell.
It comes with ads, on the start menu. I mean, this is almost
worse than the Windows 8 start screen. And various crapware, potentially unwanted
programs, stuff like that, like freaking WinZip Malware Protector. Like, what the hell? Next,
we'll have WinRAR Word Processor, I don't know. I wanted to do a video like this for years now,
and that's testing the Tron Script. It's supposed to restore your computer — not by reinstalling
the operating system, but by removing crapware, bloatware, even malware, and hopefully getting it
This is a recent installation, so I purposely went out of my way to install crap
programs on it, so it's not as badly infected as a regular computer could be. But since I've
been wanting to try Tron Script for years, I'm going to try it anyway. It should
remove Nava Shield, for example, since that's actual malware. It won't defragment
the drive, because this is not a mechanical hard drive. It won't remove Adobe Acrobat
Reader, that's a normal program. CCleaner, I'm not sure about it — haven't used it in
years. And actually, Windows Defender is trying to clean something, even though it has a pretty
old database. I had it connected to the Internet for a while, but it didn't update the virus
definitions, so that's odd. What did it detect? Oh, it found something from Tron. Spybot
Anti-Beacon. I thought that was a good program, but whatever. Again, these are old definitions.
Maybe we can turn off real time protection, it's just going to get in the way.
And let's try extracting Tron again. The background is from another piece of
bloatware called Bing Wallpaper.
And in case you want to know what this background is,
it's this one, a place in Spain, if you want to look it up. Of course I'm not connected now.
So I've extracted it. I don't remember exactly what you're supposed to do, so let's read the
instructions. Notepad, please. "Copy Tron.bat and Resources folder to the desktop" … "Right
click on Tron.bat and run as administrator". Simple enough. I know you can configure various
settings, but we'll just use the default ones. So there we have it. Let's go! Okay, I did read the instructions.
Type "I AGREE", all caps. Why isn't it skipping defrag? What option
do we do to skip defrag? Where does it mention the switches? There it is, "sd".
So we're just going to skip the defrag. And let's go.
So this is going to take a while. Don't you think this low battery notification
sounds a bit threatening? "Charge your phone." Yeah, calm down, I'll do it. I know what
happens if I don't. Don't worry about it. Anyway, because that phone's battery is
low, I'm using my other phone to record, and Tron is done! It took less than two hours, and
now let's reboot and see how the computer works. This page opened up, I think it's because of Bing
Wallpaper being uninstalled. And the crappy IObit start menu is gone, so we're back to the start
screen. Tron is also supposed to install Windows updates, but I didn't have it connected to the Internet. It also couldn't update the anti-virus and other tools it comes with, so maybe it could
have run better. Something from RealPlayer is missing, that's a shame. The start menu is back,
so I guess it just ended the process for it, it didn't actually uninstall it.
But this isn't
malware. And most of this stuff is here because it's not actually malicious, but it's still
stuff you wouldn't want to have on your computer. OpenOffice is fine, nothing wrong with it, even
though LibreOffice might be a bit more updated. Restoro is a pretty bad potentially unwanted
program, but that's still here. "Would you like to scan your PC?" No I wouldn't. Did it
get rid of Nava Shield? It actually didn't! And when its special payload activates, it
will cause you to lose your unsaved work, and it will block Task Manager and Command
Prompt and other programs like that, so let's terminate it before it's too late.
The touchpad on this computer is horrible.
Still has RealPlayer, but you can
just uninstall those manually, so not a big deal. The computer was already running
pretty fast because it was a new installation, so no speed improvement there. I didn't check how
much free space there was before we started, but I think we might have gained a little bit of
space, not exactly sure. So is the Tron Script worth it? If you have a badly infected computer
and you don't want to backup your files and reinstall Windows, it might be worth a shot.
But you should read the instructions thoroughly, for example it also uninstalls the Windows 8 and
10 Metro apps, or Modern UI apps, which not all of them are that bad. And it also removed HP Support
Assistant, which is actually quite useful for updating drivers on HP computers, so I wouldn't
have removed that. If your computer runs fine and you just want to clean up junk files, Tron is
not for you, you should use Windows Disk Cleanup. I wouldn't advise using CCleaner either — I heard
it's not a really good piece of software these days. Let's take a quick look at the programs
Yeah, most of these can be uninstalled, but anyway this was just a test
installation on this computer. If I forgot something, I'll add it
to the description or in a comment, and even though I cannot provide tech support
for this program because I did not create it, I just found it online, you can ask whatever you
want in the comments, and I'll answer if I can. So that's it. Thank you for watching..