What is the best uninstaller / monitor and why?

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  1. starfish_001

    starfish_001 Registered Member

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    What is the best uninstaller and why?

    Total Uninstall
    InstallSpy
    InstallRite
    Install Watch
    Ashampoo Uninstall
    Install Watch


    V-com sys Suite 5/6
    Total Uninstall 5
    WhatsChanged

    Never really settled on one in particular any thoughts?
     
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    starfish_001 Registered Member

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    THanks I did a quick search but some how missed that thanks
     
  4. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Why do I need an uninstaller ?

    Does it mean that "Add/Remove Programs" of Windows doesn't work properly ?
    (Start / Settings / Control Panel / Add/Remove Programs)
     
  5. starfish_001

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    ErikAlbert - a lot of programs leave bits behind when they unistall via their installer so depends on how clean you want things to be
     
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    Depends upon the program in question.

    For example, Norton, although it has got better, is well-known for leaving a lot of entries behind, particularly in the registry and has specific removal tools for a more complete uninstall.

    When testing AntiVirus, Firewall or in particular beta programs a clean uninstall is essential. TU is a great help in this way.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Starfish,
    Thank you for your quick reply.

    (ErikAlbert writes the n'th remark in his Disappointment Diary and sighs.)
     
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