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How do I *completely* get rid of an application

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by OM2, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. OM2

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    Are there any programs that *completely* get rid of every trace of a program
    And get rid of any 'leftovers' a program normally leaves?

    Maybe different program leave leftovers differently and it would be hard to 'automate' this and have any uninstall program completely get rid of on it's own

    But, I thought this could be still solved artificially - by knowing exactly which programs leave their leftovers and where - so the uninstall program knows what to delete automatically (and doesn't delete anything that might be dangerous deleting)

    For example, uninstalling Photoshop and getting rid of every trace

    Thanks


    OM
     
  2. dotty999

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    it's best to use the programme's own uninstaller first where possible, the best prog I've found is Revo but you'd need the Pro version if you'd used the original uninstaller first, however, the free version works great for removing progs and all traces of them
     
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  4. OM2

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    thanks guys for the replies
    under $20 - i can live with that + i like paying for software when it doesn't cost an arm and a leg

    i've tried a product called ashampoo (or a sub set of ashampoo) in the past - i though this is what it did - *completely* remove program
    i found it useless and pathetic :(
    this was a few years ago though

    i'll give this one a go
     
  5. kenny111111

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    you can use the pro version for 30 days (i think) then buy it if it does as expected, (has a few dfferent tools than the free version)

    good luck
     
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