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Windows 7: Ensure all files from "crapware" is deleted

02 Mar 2010   #1
abhiroopb

Windows 7
 
 
Ensure all files from "crapware" is deleted

I installed a program which I thought would restore music from my iPod. Anyway it didn't work as advertised (at least for me) and now I want to ensure EVERY trace of it is removed from my computer.

I obviously uninstalled it, but from experience I know that various files linger in the temp directory and perhaps the AppData directory.

Is there anywhere I can get a definitive list of all the places files place configuration files or the like? Basically, I want to delete EVERYTHING (registry entries and configuration entries) for this file.

Thanks!


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02 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

You will need an uninstaller. I use and recommend Revo Uninstaller. Re-install the program you want to remove, then use Revo to uninstall it.
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02 Mar 2010   #3
abhiroopb

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the greetings!

I use CCleaner to uninstall, but how will uninstalling remove files in the AppData directory or other config files and registry entries?
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02 Mar 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Don't use CCleaner to uninstall, use Revo.

After you uninstall with Revo, it scans for leftover files and registry entries. CCleaner will not do that.
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02 Mar 2010   #5
abhiroopb

Windows 7
 
 

Ah ok, I was not aware Revo had this functionality. I will give it a try today!
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02 Mar 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Be sure to do an Advanced scan.

Also be sure to backup your registry first. Start>Regedit>file>export.
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02 Mar 2010   #7
abhiroopb

Windows 7
 
 

The program says it searches for leftovers from old uninstalls. Does this mean I don’t need to actually re-install and uninstall? I guess it would be “cleaner” to completely re-install and uninstall.
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02 Mar 2010   #8
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Re-install then un-install using Revo then run ccleaner registry cleaner to make sure it is all gone that's what I do.
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02 Mar 2010   #9
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome!

Re-install the program you want to remove, then use Revo to uninstall it.
JK above has given the best advice. An alternate to that would be after you have un-installed and if it's not too far back in time before the install, run system restore, restoring to the time prior to the crap installation.
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03 Mar 2010   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In order for Revo to see the installation, you need to first reinstall the program you want to get rid of.
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