Software removal help

By AndrestheBean ยท 5 replies
Jun 3, 2009
  1. there are some programs on the programs list that refuse to uninstall,

    how do i get rid of them?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    If these are legitimate programs there are two thing you can try:

    1. Download the latest version of CCleaner (completely free and safe) and find the Tool option. Under Tool search for those programs and use the uninstall option. I and others have often found CCleaner's uninstall will often work better than Windows.

    2. You could use the free RegCleaner utility that you can download from Keep in mind any time you go into the registery you need to be very careful. Caution is the first rule.

    There is an Uninstall Menu tab. Click that on and search for ONLY those programs you want to uninstall. Leave the rest alone.

    * Others with more experience may come along and give other solid advice based on experience as well.
  3. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 660

    At my workplace, for those stubborn programs we use Revo Uninstaller

    Which has been mostly successful, only issue is when you have already uninstalled the program and it can't find it >.<

    That is when you have to resort back to the two programs Route44 suggested :)
  4. Hemantdhyani

    Hemantdhyani TS Rookie Posts: 38


    Access website and download Advanced Uninstaller PRO- Will Help you to uninstall applications that u are not able to remove-

    Hope this helps
    take care
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184


    If an un-installation process is unsuccessful it can sometimes mean
    => You end up with entries in your Windows Registry still pointing to the program software even tho
    => The software may have already been physically deleted from your disk!

    In such cases, and use it cautiously, see Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

    This MS tool will remove registry entries to software (but fyi... doesn't attempt to remove any software from your disk)

    /* EDIT */
    btw.. so you use this MS tool last after first attempting other uninstaller methods above should they fail
  6. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 207

    thanks route44, tried your way, work GREAT!!!
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