It's NOT really a program for what you say you want.
It's NOT a program to run, to do a general clean up.
When you install the Utility, it displays a list of all those programs installed by the Windows Installer
and when you have problems with a program which you are trying to uninstall through Add / Remove,
you can look in the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility list and if there is an entry, you can remove it,
but it only cleans up the installation information, it does not remove the program.
In effect, it cleans up / frees / gets rid of, 'orphaned' files, which are perhaps stopping an uninstall program.
It is NOT a general cleaner, like, say, registry cleaner programs.
I don't use a registry cleaner and you will see from these forums that they are NOT recommended
because of their potentially devastating effect on your computer (and by all accounts, they
do not make much difference, anyway).
Cleaning up is best done by working through the list in Add / Remove and
occasionally using a third party program, e.g. REVO, if necessary.
This is what it looks like:
Edited by petewills , 27 November 2009 - 09:11 AM.