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#1 JSTJ704

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 09:56 AM

Hello everyone I got a question I got win 7 when you uninstall a program it leaves files etc behide these bugs the heck out of me becucuase I like to keep things clean. I allways have to going progams etc usr etc and delete all these left overs. Is there any tips of settings or anything I can do about this. I been whating to post this for a long time. A persone would think uninstall a program in control panel would removal all of it but it doesn't. any I deas what do you pros do

 

thanks in advance Justin

 

Also to when you click the windows Icon left corner on desktop to open start panel where you can do a search I seem to never find what I need to. such as in the past I tired Bitdefender out I uninstalled I wanted to find all the left overs in the search box i typed bitfender it find anything. I had to c: etc. Can I change settings in the search in the start panel if so how. If I could to find left over files that would be alot easier. I remember in the past windows xp you could.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 10:14 AM

Most programs, when they are uninstalled, leave leftovers, not only in the usual locations (i.e. Program Files, AppData, etc.) but also in the Registry.  Blame that on the developer of the program for not taking the time to write a good uninstaller.  Nevertheless, these leftovers won't do any harm or affect the performance of your machine.  If it bugs you then you'll have to hunt down the leftovers and delete them manually.  Furthermore, you'd better know what you are doing if you tamper with the Registry, and that includes using registry cleaners and optimizers without any idea of exactly what they are "cleaning".


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:06 AM

If you make a mistake while editing the registry you can turn your computer into a very expensive door stop.

 

As for registry cleaners and optimizer software.

 

 
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Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:56 AM

You should try Revo Uninstaller which removed orphan files as part of its process.

 

 

 

 

http://www.revouninstaller.com/



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 12:11 PM

You should try Revo Uninstaller which removed orphan files as part of its process.

Revo Uninstaller will not remove the detritus left behind when a program is uninstalled.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:50 PM

Agreed, Revo does not take all the little bits....

 

Try    SEARCH EVERYTHING

 

It is Freeware

 

It has an interesting FAQ's page


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:31 AM

Thanks Guys






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