The one I bought from Best Buy back in '04 had all that crap installed. Had this "home entertainment" deal that was supposed to control your entire TV room from music to movies. Never used any of it. What a colossal waste of money! Paid a grand for this piece of *censored* and only got 5 years out of it - and that was JUST the tower!! No monitor, keyboard, speakers, or anything!!
Wasn't thinking that day, apparently.
The one I have now didn't have any fancy *censored* on it, but it did have Norton antivirus which in and of itself IS a damn virus! Took forever to cut all it's tentacles off my system. This one was a refurb, and was under $400 shipped. It's in the beginning stages of meltdown as I type ...
I'll take this opportunity to give a big *censored* YOU to Bill Gates and his *censored* assed junk computers that bilk us out of all our hard-earned money!!