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Uninstall program?

By mretzloff
Jun 18, 2008
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  1. What's a good program to use to uninstall other programs? I've used Vista's standard one, it sucked. I'm using Absolute Uninstaller, it sucks.

    Can anyone think of a free uninstall program that actually uninstalls the program? I don't want to find a shortcut to a program that I uninstalled three months ago :rolleyes:
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,155   +34

    If CCleaner works with Vista that would be a good choice. I have found under XP that CCleaner's uninstaller that is under the tool section of this utility to be better than Windows Add/Remove.
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    ccleaner works great.
     
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    The best program to uninstall a program is:

    First, use the uninstaller for the program itself if it has one.
    Second, if it does not have it's own uninstller, it should be uninstalled in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
    Third, always do a search in the system for any 'left over' files.
    Forth, if files still remain, use the Windows Installed Cleanup Utility to remove them:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301
     
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