Uninstall Software

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Trooper, May 19, 2005.

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  1. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    What software do you guys recommend for performing a clean uninstall? (Of software programs on my pc).

    Something that will clean the registry etc. Is there any freeware or shareware stuff out there worth looking into?

    Thanks,

    Jag
     
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  3. Trooper

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    Down Under,

    Thanks very much for your help. The Total Uninstall looks quite good. :D

    Regards,

    Jag
     
  4. steverio

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    I've been trying out Total Uninstall. It does the job fast and reliable each time so far.
     
  5. StevieO

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    Me also Total Uninstall everytime. Very easy to learn, reliable and quick too.


    StevieO
     
  6. zcv

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    Ill chime in here.

    Ditto on TotalUninstall.

    Regards - Charles
     
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  8. iceni60

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    i was just looking at this program - ZSoft Uninstaller. is it better then Total Uninstall.

    from the home page
    http://www.zsoft.dk/index.php?goto=software_details&prog_id=4
     
  9. JerryM

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    Evidently Total Uninstall is no longer available, at least not from SNAP.
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    I found it at Major Geeks, but it is not free. Cost is $29.00.
    Jerry
     
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  10. G-Force

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    Jerry, check 321download.com. ;)

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  11. JerryM

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    Thanks, Guys. I got it and it was at both sites.

    G-Force, that is a good site, I bookmarked it. It also has the version 2.35, and the Castle Cop site had the 2.34. I doubt that is much difference. I guess 2.35 is the last free version.

    The current version, 3.4, is $29.00.

    Thanks again,
    Jerry
     
  12. Smokey

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    Both are good programs, the main difference: ZSoft is freeware;)
     
  13. iceni60

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    thanks, Smokey. they are such useful programs. if i didn't have my uninstaller (Ashampoo) i would never install half the amount i do. i'm going to get my friend to install one - TU or ZSU. does anyone know which is easiest to use? i found Total Uninstall abit more complicated then Ashampoo's uninstaller.
     
  14. Smokey

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    Personally I go for Zsoft Uninstaller, IMO it is the best AND free, but the two you mentioned, Ashampoo and Total Uninstall are good too.

    My choice:

    1. ZSoft Uninstaller
    2. Total Uninstall
    3. Ashampoo Uninstall
     
  15. iceni60

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    thanks, Smokey. i'll get my friend to try out ZSoft. but, i'd put Ashampoo above TU without doubt. it's so much quicker and much easier to use to. and it works perfectly. i have an old version. maybe the newer versions of Ashampoo aren't as good as the old :doubt:
     
  16. G-Force

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    Anytime Jerry. Delighted to hear your approval. :)

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  17. JerryM

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    I just installed ZSoft uninstaller. I do not understand what I see.
    It lists AdAware personal, and Snoop Free with a red X. I don't know what that means as far as the program is concerned.
    Edited It also shows Intel(R)l Pro network adapters and drivers with a red X. In the toolbar the red X says Delete.

    Help.
    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  18. ice60

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    maybe the red crosses mean you didn't use it to install them, so you can't use it to it's fullest if you decide to uninstall any of them.
     
  19. JerryM

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    My big problem is that I can't find anything that tells me how it works or what the symbols mean. Everything else has a green checkmark, and all were installed before I installed the ZSoft.

    Jerry
     
  20. iceni60

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    sorry i don't know, that's why i was asking if either of them were easy to use. it seems freeware uninstallers are abit complicated, although i could always use TU when i had it with no problems.
     
  21. JerryM

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    iceni60,
    Thanks for the reply.

    Here is the site for support.
    http://forum.zsoft.dk/index.php?board=1.0

    I posted a question, but I still do not know how it connects with the desired download. It may be auto, or I may have to put in the address of the download.

    Was it obvious how to use Total Uninstall? I may ditch zsoft and go to
    Total Uninstall.

    Jerry
     
  22. Don Pelotas

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    Ashampoo is definitely not faster/better than TotalUninstall, if we are talking the latest versions (3,40 for TU), it's very fast and unlike the freeware version 2.35, you don't get any insufficient rights when removing reg-entries, it litteraly removes everything it monitors. Both (well actually all three) valuable programs though. With all the beta's and installs/uninstalls i do, i find the $29 i payed for TU 3 some of the best spent money, not a bad uninstall since buying it. :)
     
  23. JerryM

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    Don Pelotas,

    Are there instructions as to how to use TU? I am thinking about how to call it up and connect to the download. I had thought that it worked as an uninstaller only for those programs that it had installed.

    I would probably use the free version to see how it worked, and if I liked it.

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  24. Don Pelotas

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    Jerry, the freeware version of TU is a little more work than 3.40 which is payware, but it works alright when you get to know it, the best tip i can give you is when want to uninstall something, then first uninstall via add/remove, then do a reboot and use TU 2.35 to remove what a normal uninstall leaves behind.

    If you don't mind spending $29 for something you will use often, then you should try version 3.40:http://www.martau.com/tu.php it's a trial for 30 days and it is extremly easy to use (& fast), you only use the two buttons called "Install" & "Uninstall". :)
     
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