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Windows 7: Anyone Using Revo Uninstaller ?

29 Jul 2010   #31
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

@glennc - very instructive. Confirms that Revo is top of the line and in its pro version, particularly capable. I install and uninstall a lot. I often use the dangerous clean-up option. In about a year using the pro version I have never once had a problem of any sort after using Revo. It failed to recognise only one program to uninstall - i don't remember what that was or know why.


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29 Jul 2010   #32
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello Charles Kane,
I just wanted people to know of my particular situation. It was questioned why Revo Free didn't see SAS to the point of asking for a screen shot. Maybe my experience is unusual, I really don't know. System still appears to be running well. I liked it and wish there were more positive experienced reviews, like yours. An anxiety ridden with this Windows 7 64 Bit OS.
Glad to pass on my findings. Hope it helps someone. Or is explained as to why it worked.
glennc
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29 Jul 2010   #33
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Revo Riva

I liked it so well I bought a copy. I run it in advanced mode even though I don't consider myself advanced. I think with a some good judgement it will not let you down.
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29 Jul 2010   #34
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've used the free version of Revo for about 3 years now. I'm a little feckless I suppose but I've just followed the procedure and deleted everything bolded in the registry and I haven't had a problem.
Maybe I've been lucky.
I can think of several times it has uninstalled things that didn't want to go
I have noticed though that some programmes show up in Revo and not in Add/Remove and vice versa.
On the whole I think it's a great piece of kit.
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31 Jul 2010   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have used REVO for years with XP-PRO and Windows 64 bit with not one problem. I have removed SAS with it and installed it again without any problems. There is a back up under options, uninstall. You can also set to remove to Recycle bin and save them there as long as you want to. Now make sure you only check the darkened lines, double make sure. If you check other than them you could cause all kinds of problems. This morning I remove 3 Revo backups that were months old. I can understand the concerns with this program it is very complete when removing a program. When and or if you use this product and don't use the backup or Recycle bin what you removed is gone for ever unless you install it again. As always read the Help section and instructions first.
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31 Jul 2010   #36
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello Layback Bear,
I am glad to hear from someone who has been using it regularly for a good time. Excellent. I like it and it was the only alternative to doing a System Image restore, or a clean reinstall. Now that I know it works, I will definitely buy it.
Maybe you would be able to answer this question, when you do the scan after the uninstall, it gives you paths to the bolded out leftovers of the uninstalled program in the advanced mode. I had previously been just checking the box of the bold character, but thought that wouldn't that leave the file structure to the leftover still on your drive. So I began doing a select all and delete. This just checkmarks the file structure path to the bold leftover and if I am correct in my thinking, removes all the folders and references to the item.
Can you or anyone explain if I am wrong or right?
Thanks
glennc
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31 Jul 2010   #37
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Glenn, I have been using Revo for about a year and half. It does the job quite well for me. I installl and play around with things and uninstall frequently.
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31 Jul 2010   #38
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Glenn, I have been using Revo for about a year and half. It does the job quite well for me. I installl and play around with things and uninstall frequently.
Howdy CarlTR6,
Nice to hear of another happy user. It seems very good. Saves me a lot of trouble.
I to do a lot of trying and uninstalling programs and before Revo Pro it got me quite the headache. As a side note, knowing your experience, as I was doing malware scan I happened to look at the screen and see SuperantiSpyware directory. Now I Revo Pro'ed it off, but I think this is a hidden directory on the root of my system drive. Should I worry about it, or is it and gosh knows what else safely left there?
Thanks for the confirmation on Revo!
glennc
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01 Aug 2010   #39
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Glenn, I suggest you delete it manually. Anti-malware programs are as tenacious as malware and intertwine into your system in much the same manner as malware. They are hard to get rid of. To remove any anti-malware software, it is best to use the uninstall tool provided by the manufacture if they have one is available. This is one of the big reasons that I despise and avoid security suites. They literally infect your system.
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01 Aug 2010   #40
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Hi glennc. I only remove the (check mark) the ones in the bold and remove them. I don't remove anything else. Because a improper check mark can cause problems is the only reason I double check before deleting. I also keep backups for about 2 months. Because there is always a risk with a program like this, I also keep a repair disk using Windows 7 and a backup and restore DVD using Windows 7. As far as I know when checking the bold ones Revo removes everything concerning the program removed where ever it might be hiding. I use Revo to remove Adobe programs before updating to new Adobe programs. The updates go very smooth for me doing it this way. Here is a simple way to put it. If done correctly Revo cleans all out; if done incorrectly you can end up with a door stop. Follow the instructions exactly.
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