NOD32's Uninstaller is Worthless

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by clint7, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. clint7

    clint7 Registered Member

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    I recently uninstalled NOD32 and man did leave the Files and Junk in my system. Without Tuneup Utilities I don't believe I could have got the job done. I have since went to Panda AV 2008 on one of my computers and it sure works swell along side my Online Armor Paid Firewall. Eset definitely needs to have a NOD32 Removal Tool. I also had a problem in the past when I went from NOD32 Trial Version to NOD32 Paid Version. A Removal Tool like Norton and Kaspersky's would be Great.
     
  2. shadek

    shadek Registered Member

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    I partly agree. It's not worthless - but it isn't good at all. NOD32 uninstaller currently does not remove all files/registry keys.
     
  3. Zykan

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    I use a program called Your Uninstaller which remembers everything that is installed and therefore removes the exact same.
     
  4. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    What about using control panel>add/remove, and then cleaning up with a registry cleaner after.
     
  5. NodboN

    NodboN Registered Member

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    Eset does need to improve the uninstaller.
     
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    Your Uninstaller is NOT a logged uninstaller like Total Uninstall and therefore doesnt log any changes made to your system to enable it to remove an application completely. It might find a few left over entries by its post - removal scan , but remove it all ? Nope. ;)
     
  7. ASpace

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    Well , there are a few things in the uninstaller that definitely need attention but as a whole it isn't really as bad as some here describe it.
     
  8. dr pan k

    dr pan k Registered Member

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    if nod's uninstaller aint good, then what about kaspersky's or threatfire?not to mention norton.........
     
  9. Sir George

    Sir George Registered Member

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    Totally unrelated! Just because some products are worse and some are better at uninstalling their software is no basis for Nod32 not to provide a decent uninstall routine.
     
  10. clint7

    clint7 Registered Member

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    Dr. Pan K , In response to your comment just so you will know Kaspersky and Norton both make a Removal Tool program that works very well. Kasperskys is really great.
     
  11. dr pan k

    dr pan k Registered Member

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    used both and they simply leave behind as much as the nod uninstaller. if u run jv16 regsupreme or some other similar application u ll realize that yourself.actually both these apps have locked up voices in the registry that are really hard to eliminate, even with reg tuning programms.

    and to end this discussion, i would appreciate a perfect clean uninstall by eset but i ve seen much much worst in the security industry.
     
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