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#1 Hajduk

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:08 PM

A recent Panda scan alerted me to the presence of several hundred msp files within Microsoft Installer on my computer. I know that these files include those necessary to uninstall programs, but a lot of them must be junk. The thing is, I don't want to write down the names (meaningless jumbles of letters & numbers to me) and check each of them individually to see if it shows up in my registry and therefore should not be deleted. In other words, I need a program that will not only remove such files on demand, but will also first identify which of them ought to be culled out.

I have MS's Windows Installer Clean-Up, which I believe is supposed to do this, but can find no instructions on how to do it, and considering the danger of uninstalling valuable stuff I don't wand to attempt to do it by trial & error.

I also have CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller, and I wonder whether either of these might be able to do it.

Can anyone advise?

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:49 PM

FWIW: I suggest leaving those files alone...the ones on my system don't even aggregate to 200MB of disk space. You'd gain a lot more space by deleting .mpg, .avi, etc. files.

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