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Windows 7: Anyone Using Revo Uninstaller ?

01 Aug 2010   #41
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
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.
CarlTR6,
Thanks for the advice. I have used the manufacturer's removal programs and they have in general not been completely successful. Because of my inexperience with the OS I have to follow sometimes opposing advise or WAG. I'll look into the hidden files and maybe delete them manually. I know nothing shows up in the processes.
Thanks, they are hard to get rid of. Sophos had the nerve to create it's own administrative account, completely without my knowledge. This is getting out of hand IMHO.
glennc


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01 Aug 2010   #42
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
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.
Howdy Layback Bear,
Thanks again for contributing. Are you using Revo Pro? I have noticed no problems as of yet with deleting the full path and leftover items. What does that mean? I sure don't know.
glennc
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04 Feb 2011   #43
zdoe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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05 Feb 2011   #44
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've been using Revo for a couple of years now and think it's really effective. It can totally remove some very intransigent programs.
However, there are some programs it does not appear to be able to see. If you open programs and revo at the same time you will probably see some that are definitely installed but do not appear in the revo box.
I've no idea why this should be. Perhaps somebody else can provide an explanation?

ps I'm aware that the free version does not see x64 apps but it misses some x86 ones as well.
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05 Feb 2011   #45
zdoe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

seems to me revo doesn't keep it's own database of installed programs, or do any kind of scan. so you'll only see what the msi-installer database reports being installed.

but this doesn't really matter as you can force-remove an app based on its name/path.
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06 Feb 2011   #46
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

I bought the pro version of Revo for my Win 7 64 bit system and assumed it was seeing everything.

Well it sort-of is. Obviously it doesn't see non-installation stand alone programs (like Process Hacker for example), these need deleting anyway, though given a path Revo will look after that task too AND do its great remnant scan.

It also doesn't seem to see Windows DVD Maker for example. I don't know if this came with the Win7 Install (I've never used it) - I think it did. It is a 64bit program. I haven't been thorough but I can't find anything else Revo is not seeing.

The pro version is definitely much faster in getting the database and doing the scan after un-installation. I have NEVER seen it fail to uninstall anything.

Pro has some excellent other tools packed with it (Autorun Mgr)(though i still use Starter which I've used and loved for nigh on a decade - free too) and various Cleaners.

Revo is the one and only product I let access my Registry. As far as I am concerned it attacks the one issue that can cause Registry problems and all other so-called Registry cleaners are unnecessary at best and dangerous at worst.

Having said that Win7 looks after things so well that even Revo is probably overkill. I install and uninstall a lot of stuff and it is so utterly reliable that I appreciate this bit of overkill. I used Smarty Uninstaller for a while - and to be fair, it too seemed excellent.
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20 Mar 2011   #47
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A long with Revo I use Search Everything to check for lift overs.
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20 Mar 2011   #48
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Pro version here, running on Windows 7 64 bit used the free version first until switching to 64 bit then went to Pro use it for the uninstalling and Hunter mode not to much with the cleaners but there are lots of other features that are quite handy, like Malicious software removal tool, network tools and many others.
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