The ASUS N53SV notebook comes with what we consider typical "bloatware" (jargon that describes programs that come pre-installed and are usually not required or useful) installed on it. A pop-up comes up with each boot for a Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security trial offer. ASUS also installs much of its own software for various things on the computer. A full suite of CyberLink software for DVD authoring and playback is installed by default. Other software installed includes a few game trials and a trial of Office 2010. The only software that really bothered us was the Trend Micro antivirus that launched a pop up at each boot.