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Windows 7: Looking for a Windows based appplication to remove unwanted software

12 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Looking for a Windows based appplication to remove unwanted software

Does anyone know of a Windows software designed to remove unwanted applications from your system? I have a few apps that I cannot remove by going to “Control Panel \ Features and Applications \ Uninstall” method. I am aware that there are 3rd party softwares that supposedly remove applications but before I go that route, I want to make sure I’m not missing an app that already resides in Windows. FYI, I am running Windows 7 (64bit) Home Premium. Any help wil be greatly appreciated!! ….Thanks in advance!


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12 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Revo Uninstaller, while not "Windows based" is top of the line in my book. Between Windows built-in uninstaller and Revo I haven't found ANYTHING I couldn't remove. You could always just delete folders and registry entries yourself.
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12 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

...Thanks indianacarnie,
I have heard about the Revo tool, is the free version good enough to do the job? I really don't feel comfortable editing the registry, especially if I'm not sure just what has to be edited / deleted.
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12 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes indeed its free and a tool I will always have on my machine. When you download it there will be an offer to try the Pro version but just click the "regular" version. Its excellent. Heres a link : Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

When you use it...... click the advanced radio button to really clean stuff out registry etc.

Happy computing!
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12 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

..Thanks once again for you assistance indianacarnie! ...I'll give it a try!
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12 Aug 2013   #6

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I notice you are using a 64bit windows. I don't think that the free Revo will uninstall native 64bit programs. It very good with the 32bit ones though. The Pro version will remove both but costs.
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14 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the input kado897,

I have installed the free version of Revo on my system but have not had a chance to try it. In the meantime, I inquired as to whether or not ‘iolo System Mechanic’ (which I have installed on my system) has a application removal tool, which it does. So, if Revo doesn’t remove the app, I’ll give System Mechanic a try.
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14 Aug 2013   #8

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I've not tried System Mechanic so I can't comment on how good it is.
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14 Aug 2013   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

I would recommend Revo as the others have mentioned, have looked for removal tools developed by the authors of the programs your trying to uninstall?
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14 Aug 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

BlueRobot,


I have been in contact with the software's support staff regarding this problem. They initially provided me with a 'cleaner' tool for the app, which did not remove anything. I relayed the outcome of their tool and their response back to me was to search out and try a 3rd party removal software (preferably a free software). I was less than satisfied with their reply and told them so. If you can't support what you sell. then don't sell it! ...I'm still not through with them but in the meantime I'm looking for alternatives...
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