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Windows 7: Need suggestions for 3rd party uninstall software.


09 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need suggestions for 3rd party uninstall software.

I would like some suggestions for some 3rd party uninstall software for Windows, that will not only uninstall programs, but most important, it has to also remove all traces of leftover files associated with the program to be uninstalled. After googling, I found there are so many uninstall programs that, if I'm going to spend some money, I would feel better if I could get them narrowed down to maybe five of the best ones. Free would be good, but not a requirement. I was surprised to find that Source Forge was a dead end. I also want to stay away from trials and/or shareware. Thank you for any input, suggestions and/or advice.

Baron

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09 Feb 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Suggest Revo uninstaller. It removes all files and registry entries if you click on the "advanced option' before the uninstall. Unfortunately the free version only works on the x86 program files (where 80% of the programs are). For the 64bit program files you need the Pro version.
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09 Feb 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I use Revo Pro(paid) on my laptop and Advanced Uninstaller PRO | A Swiss Army Knife for PC Users it's free on my desktop it supports 32 and 64 bits and works all most the same as Revo. With both look at what it finds before you delete it.

Jerry
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10 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Bongo n whs,
Thank you for your suggestions it is very much appreciated.

Baron
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10 Feb 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome.
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10 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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11 Feb 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome
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11 Feb 2013   #8

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xeno Morph View Post
, but most important, it has to also remove all traces of leftover files associated with the program to be uninstalled.
fwiw, I'll add this:

I don't use Registry Cleaners or Optimizers to make any changes to my PC.
I do use some of these tools to Analyze, so I can see what if any traces they find.
I use CCleaner, Autoruns, WinPatrol, Task Scheduler, regedit, msconfig...
I do use Revo, and have found it leaves some remaining system traces...

For some un-installs I want to make sure all (if possible) traces are removed - most important to me are security programs.

Personally, I would not "Blindly" trust any uninstall program(s) to get it right...

I always make a System Backup Image before making changes like this!
To me the best way to make sure ALL traces are removed is to restore an image created before the program was installed.
I know that's not always possible or ideal, but without doing a clean re-install, it's what i use/trust...
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