uninstaller with real time engine looking for

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i'm looking for an uninstaller ,like revo pro , with a real time engine that can track registry changed and files...


    i used revo pro , but i got lots of crashes and freezes
    and i was forced to hardware reset


    is there a software like revo pro ?

    thanks
     
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    Total Uninstall is the best app of its type imo. Give a try.
     
  4. mantra

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    but it does not have a real time engine to monitor installed programs,does it?

    thanks
     
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    You need to read carefully the Help file of Total Uninstall.;)
     
  7. mantra

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    yes thanks
    to read the help file i have to install it

    but i guess it make a snapshot before and one after
    please can you tell me if i'm right
     
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    Yes. It makes quick snapshot before and one after installation. Then it compares and presents the differences (both file and registry) to user to review it. It can also export registry entries (settings, key info, etc.) for later installation.
     
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    That's right. You run a before and after snapshot. If you need a reboot in between then Total Uninstall completes the snapshot after reboot. For uninstall the best/safest approach imo is to ensure TU is set to always uninstall using first the provided uninstaller (i.e. the applications own uninstaller). When that's complete change the View to "Traces after Uninstall" and you can review what is left over and make a decision about whether to do a Clean Up.

    Another tip I have is to do some "Clean Boot" installs. To do this create a new snapshot, and then just reboot your PC and complete the snapshot. This will show you all the items that have changed as a result of a boot and you can then add them to the Scan Exclude list (right click on the item) or Compare Ignore list. Do this several times until a boot shows no items changed. This ensures that when you install new software that requires a restart only the items changed by the program are recorded and not items that change every boot as a matter of course.

    Final tip - after installing new software, run it (e.g. just open the GUI and close it again), before you complete the snapshot.
     
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    Thanks Scoobs72 for very useful tips :) I am also considering using it. Your tips will help me a lot against numerous troubles, which I may have to face.
     
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  12. mantra

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    thanks a lot
    by the way revo pro has a real time engine
    it 's pretty cool because monitor only the program you are going to install

    but under xp i got some crashes
    under w7 works great


    does somebody use revo pro? some crashes?
     
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    Comodo Programs Manager
     
  14. mantra

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    do you use it ?
    is safe?
    thanks
     
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    Use it under Win7 64bit and it performs flawlessly. Was interested to hear it has a real time engine. How is that activated. I can find no reference to it?

    :doubt:
     
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    I tried it in a virtual machine a few months ago. It didn't cover every installed program, if I recall correctly. Also, it changed my Automatic Updates settings. I kept the installer for possible future use but decided not to use it, for now.
     
  17. mantra

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    thanks
    but doesn't have an exlorer extension like"install with comodo realtime engine"
    sad it can't monitor every programs
     
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    have you the pro version ?
    because only the pro version has this feature
    real time engine
    mouse right click install with revo
    or run revo install program , browse and select the program you want to monitor

    i guess that's it , good luck

    cheers
     
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    Hi Mantra

    Yes, I have the Pro version but had never twigged on this function...which I can now see when doing as you described. Will have to try it out and see if it is any good. Thanks.

    I recall many years ago using an app call Cleansweep (from Quarterdeck, I believe, but long since absorbed by Symantec) and it had a real time monitor that would intercept install...without any prompting and then proceed to log the changes, etc. and then when uninstalling it referred back to its log, etc.

    Those were the days, eh!

    Now where is my zimmer frame? ;) :p
     
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    I believe it does have such an explorer extension.
     
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  22. mantra

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    thanks
    i'm using
    but seem to work like total uninstaller
    i mean make a snapshot and a second shapshot , and make the compare

    for real time monitor , i mean like revo , it doesn't make snapshots , it's a tiny driver 20k i guess and in real time while you are installing a program monitor the change in the registry and file
     
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    It will be difficult to find another uninstaller that has a real time installation monitor, as it appears to be a new approach and currently unique to Revo. In fact, this is the first I am hearing about it.

    How well does it work?
    Is it as good as snapshot based monitors?
    How does this real time engine monitors if a program needs a reboot after installation?
     
  24. mantra

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    How well does it work? -> 100% really
    Is it as good as snapshot based monitors? -> i guess better

    How does this real time engine monitors if a program needs a reboot after installation? -> don't know really but i send an email they told me it will 100% work in the next version

    cheers
     
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    So, you are saying Revo real time engine currently can not monitor those programs that require a reboot during their installation routine? That appears to be a major drawback. I have never tried Revo pro before. I will give it a try and see how it compares with other snapshot based uninstallers.
     
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