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plzhelp

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Hi everyone. i have noticed that i have an unfamiliar program file folder in my programs folder. one of which is a SAVE folder (probably from a shareware program that added it) also a Isp40 folder probably from PEOPLE PC when i tried it but i am no longer using.

my question is how do i remove thesesafely or any other "ghost"/"dead" programs without messin up anything. Add/Remove does not completly remove everything. is there a good program to use?

thanks for any advice in advance! :)
 
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If you are sure you have removed the program through ADD AND REMOVE PROGRAMS, it is safe to go to C:\PROGRAM FILES and DELETE the FOLDER of the program you removed. You may then still have remnants left over in your registry which I suggest you download RegVac and use NOVICE MODE and it will safely delete the registry entries.

You can download RegVac here:
http://superwin.com/regvac.htm

As for the SAVE folder, click on it. Chances are it is empty and you can safely delete it too.
 
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Concidering what his HJT log looked like before, it is reasonable to bet that the Save folder was from When-U-Save.
 

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Plzhelp:

Click Start - Run, type in REGEDIT, then click OK.

Click the + in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - Software - Microsoft - Windows - CurrentVersion - Uninstall.

The sub-folders listed in the Uninstall sub-menu pertain to the programs that you have listed in Add/Remove Programs.

By clicking directly on any sub-folder, its entries will appear in the right pane, including its display name which shows how it appears in Add/Remove Programs.

Once you have found a sub-folder that you consider to be a ghost entry, right-click it, then click Delete - Yes.

The entry will no longer appear in Add/Remove Programs.

Warning! Just make sure that the entry you are deleting is a ghost entry. If you delete an entry to a program that is still installed, you will make it much more difficult to uninstall, if the need arises.


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