Program other than Webroot that removes registry entries for the files I manually delete?

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  1. conceptualclarity

    conceptualclarity Registered Member

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    I had a six-month trial of Webroot, and one of Webroot's many good features was having a function for doing just that. It has a function that says "You can remove files using Secureanywhere and automatically remove associated registry entries."(See screenshot.)

    I had a hard drive fail on me, and I'm determined not to let this one get overcrowded on me. So I destroy lots of files that can't be removed with Revo Uninstaller when I decide I have no use for them, especially setup files.

    Maybe I already have a program that will let me get rid of the registry entries corresponding to folders and files I delete, and I just don't know it. I just found out I can selectively delete System Restore points with CCleaner. :D




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  2. Dave0291

    Dave0291 Registered Member

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    I don't know about anyone else, but I've yet to find a program that deals well with registry entries. CCleaner will tell you it removed old entries, but a quick peek in regedit shows nope, some are still there. Surprisingly enough, even PrivaZer is bad at it. If there are entries I really want gone, I almost always have to do it myself.
     
  3. 1PW

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    This is why task specific application removers are gaining popularity. Otherwise a utility similar to "regshot" is required to find all the registry changes.
    As far as so called "registry cleaners" go - let's not go there.
     
  4. conceptualclarity

    conceptualclarity Registered Member

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    Thank you gentlemen.

    Do you utilize Regshot, 1PW? Is it Linux-only?
     
  5. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    regseeker is the champ! Say you remove clarityCleaner. Open rs and enter clarityCeaner then hit Search. Look at them and make sure they include cC, check>delete. Occasionally, I find an entry or to that dowsn't include the name or is part of a similar name. I don't remove them. It will make a backup copy for you too.
    One of the programs I missed when I built this x64 W7 SP1 PC was it and woa and behold, although out of development for several years, more than a year ago the developer came out with a x64 version. It is lightneing fast. I've had it find 50+ (yes, some programs will amaze you with the amount of registry they hook) entries in about 30 seconds.
    link! lol, while looking for the link I discovered I'm a few versions back!
    I just read where it is installing a toolbar too. I may just stick with the version I have. Cnet had it listed so maybe from there it won't have the toolbar.
    MajorGeeks has it too.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2014
  6. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    IObit Uninstaller does this. Even in Safe Mode. Just uninstalled EAM & OA this way yesterday.
     
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