uninstall Issues

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by complete, Apr 3, 2007.

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  1. complete

    complete Registered Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Have you ever installed a program and then when you uninstall, it keeps the files behind. Or does not do the uninstallation at all? What causes this and what can be done to make sure your computer is clean nof the files?
  2. Dina

    Dina Registered Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    You can try Total Uninstall


    Theres quite a number of threads here at wilders discussing this software.
  3. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    If you like to get rid of NEW softwares, use FirstDefense-ISR, which is the perfect tool to try and ditch softwares without a trace. It will cost you $70, but FDISR does alot more than that. Most FDISR-users are HAPPY.
    You might try PowerShadow, which is freeware, but it's not the same as FDISR.

    If you want to uninstall OLD softwares, then I recommend the solution, suggested by Dina, combined with a registry cleaner.
    Of course you have to use Total Uninstall from the beginning, just like a registry cleaner to keep it under control.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2007
  4. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

    Feb 20, 2006
  5. Ice_Czar

    Ice_Czar Registered Member

    May 21, 2002
    Boulder Colorado
    http://www.installwatch.com/products.html (basic 2.03) freeware

    All changes are stored in 'InstallWatch Databases and can be reviewed anytime.

    InstallWatch Basic monitors the following for additions, deletions, and modifications:

    * Registry entries
    * files and folders
    * INI files

    InstallWatch Basic includes these features:

    1. wizard mode
    2. auto detecting of setup programs
    3. full documentation of all file and folder changes on the user’s “C” drive
    4. full registry change tracking
    5. limited INI file change tracking
    6. printable reports
    7. default InstallWatch database

    doesnt "fix" anything, merely tracks it, but youd be surprised how many changes are often performed
    and the number of files that get left behind in various directories even after an uninstall
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