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Windows 7: Uninstall leftovers


17 Oct 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Uninstall leftovers

I uninstalled a program awhile back but kept getting errors in Event Viewer referring to that program so started searching my puter & found 3 folders in Programs(x86) with the name of that program, can I safely just delete them?

Thanks,
grits


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17 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I would suggest reinstalling the program then use Revo Uninstaller Free version to uninstall it. It will do a normal uninstall then search the registry and hard drive for left over items.
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17 Oct 2012   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yes you can delete the folders ... they will look like --> C:\Program Files\nameofprogram
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17 Oct 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Jacee, I kinda thought it would be ok but needed to be sure.

And thanks Ztruker but had Revo once & when it got to the search results part it always spooked me for fear of me deleting the wrong things. The registry scares the dickins out of me.
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17 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
Thanks Jacee, I kinda thought it would be ok but needed to be sure.

And thanks Ztruker but had Revo once & when it got to the search results part it always spooked me for fear of me deleting the wrong things. The registry scares the dickins out of me.
If you go in there and start deleting things, you might delete the wrong thing. To be safe you should install again and uninstall. Don't do anything manually.
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18 Oct 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
Thanks Jacee, I kinda thought it would be ok but needed to be sure.

And thanks Ztruker but had Revo once & when it got to the search results part it always spooked me for fear of me deleting the wrong things. The registry scares the dickins out of me.
If you go in there and start deleting things, you might delete the wrong thing. To be safe you should install again and uninstall. Don't do anything manually.
Are you referring to 'going into' registry or folders in Programs?
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18 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grits View Post
Thanks Jacee, I kinda thought it would be ok but needed to be sure.

And thanks Ztruker but had Revo once & when it got to the search results part it always spooked me for fear of me deleting the wrong things. The registry scares the dickins out of me.
If you go in there and start deleting things, you might delete the wrong thing. To be safe you should install again and uninstall. Don't do anything manually.
Are you referring to 'going into' registry or folders in Programs?
I am referring to deleting file pieces of a left over program. Sometimes two programs use the same file and you can run into trouble.
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18 Oct 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This is what I'm referring to. What other program could possibly use the same file?


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19 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I have good backups so if something I try causes a problem it's quick and easy to restore to a working system. I've used Revo literally thousands of times and it's never caused me any problems. I don't agonize of what I'm deleting either, just take what Revo suggests and tell to to delete all of them, registry and files/folders.

Maybe just try renaming the folder for now then reboot and see if any problems. If not then delete it.
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25 Nov 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Would you believe that this is still bugging me?! lol

Will 1st attach shot of Event Viewer Error (an old shot but I get it everytime I startup) then a couple of what I just found this morning & have no idea what to do about/with them. Sorry folks, I'm about as computer illiterate as they come. I do know that SABKUTIL is related to SuperAdBlocker. oops, forgot to mention again that I did UNinstall both Superantispyware & Superadblocker.


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