removing programs

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  1. iceni60

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    whats the correct way to remove programs. is it remove then reboot? well yes i know that, but, is it ok to remove more then 1 program at a time say 3, then reboot? thanks :)
     
  2. ronjor

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    I guess you could.

    I do one at a time, clean registry and any other "stuff" before uninstalling another.

    Don't want to confuse myself! :cool:

    Others may differ.
     
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    thanks, it sounds like the safest way. i just dont like rebooting :rolleyes: . plus i suppose it works the same way for installation (i have about 6/7 programs i need to install) :eek:

    thanks, ron :)
     
  4. iceni60

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    just incase you missed it ,one of which is ccleaner, which i just installed, id had a 10 version for a few months, it seems to updates every 4/5 weeks or so :)
     
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    Yes, I have CCleaner as well as the last free regcleaner and regseeker also.

    If you install a lot of programs at once, give each one a little time to make sure there are no problems.
     
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    ok, ron :) . i just installed tinylogger, to use instead of kerio firewall's log recorder, looks like a good improvment, thanks again ron :cool:
     
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    My view on removing programs... I think it depends a lot on how complex a program it is. A software firewall, anti-virus, or similar application that may have installed drivers, or in some other way hooked deep into the OS, these require special handling and should be done one at a time.

    My example has always been Zone Alarm, a package a lot of people have trouble removing, and yet I haven't. I disable it and set it not to run / load at next restart. I reboot and confirm it is actually not running. Then I execute the uninstall program. Reboot again and check for / clean any remaining pieces (files, registry entries, etc.)

    For any program highly integrated into the OS, I recommend the "disable and double reboot" method descrbed above. But, for simple programs like... I don't know, say IrfanView (an image viewer and basic editor), that doesn't need any reboots.

    If I'm installing an upgrade of a complex program, I do the above removal and then a clean install on a freshly rebooted system. And I'd never combine say a firewall and anti-virus install in a single session without rebooting between them.
     
  8. iceni60

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    thanks, LWM. that made alot of sense. thankyou :)
     
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    Very straightforward LWM, this is how I observe...

    GF :ninja:
     
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