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Pete C.

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Hello to all,

There are several programs I have no use for and would like to remove them from my system. None of the following appear in the Add/Remove Programs list, but rather appear as folders under Program Files within Windows Explorer. Folders that are empty have been duly noted as such. The following are a few in particular:

PCMightyMax
Mozilla Firefox
Diskeeper
PartyGaming
Brother's Keeper 6
Comodo (empty)
iPod
Kodak (empty)
Freeze.com (empty)
Maxis (empty)
McAfee (empty)
McAfee.com
WhatsRunning
Opera

What's the most efficient and/or painless way to accomplish the removal of the above programs ??
Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Pete C.
 
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The empty folders can be simply deleted. The programs that are still installed but have no entries in Add/Remove need to either be reinstalled to repair their uninstallability, or you may be able to remove some of them by running uninstall.exe from the program folders or the uninstall shortcuts in the Start menu.
 
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Many times when you uninstall a program it leaves behind some folders and files, not only in Program Files but other places as well. If there are some log files or other files you want to keep, hang on to those, delete the rest.
 
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