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Inquiry about "control panel - add/remove programs"

Discussion in 'General Security' started by ellaphant5, Aug 12, 2007.

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  1. ellaphant5

    ellaphant5 Thread Starter

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    I noticed Kazaa came up during my virus scan. I uninstalled that program several years ago, which has me questioning whether any of the programs I had uninstalled through control panel-add/remove programs, actually removed all traces of it. Searching for files containing that keyword came up empty. Could anyone explain?

    Also, how come the folder of the programs I uninstall not get deleted under "program files?"
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Many applications have very bad uninstallers. They don't really care about what happens if you are so rude as to decide that you don't want their programs. It shows a lack of integrity, or at least knowledge.

    Get another uninstaller, like Your Uninstaller, or one that searches the registry and folders for all parts of an application and removes them all.
     
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