Worlds Best Vista Craplet Cleaner
When I first installed Windows Vista Ultimate, I was surprised to see only four items in the Startup Programs list. You can be sure that any version of Vista that comes installed on a new computer will have a lot more.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp is reporting on its CES interview with a Microsoft official who implied many startup programs installed by OEM’s would create compatibility problems with Windows Vista. According to the so-called “Microsoft official” who spoke on the condition of anonymity, “We call them craplets”. The article goes on to explain, “We can’t do anything about it because it would be illegal.”
I’m not sure why they care. The customer isn’t going to be able to call Microsoft to complain, they’ll be calling the computer maker.
As tempting as it may be I don’t think I’m going to adopt the “Craplet” terminology. I haven’t found anyone at Microsoft who will admit to using the term Craplet. I am happy to say, WinPatrol has been helping folks remove Craplets since 1997. If Microsoft really wanted to help remove these programs they should just include WinPatrol as part of Vista.