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Want to take a chance on downloading free software. Need option to delete.


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#1 harryhh

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 06:58 PM

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Hello Folks,

 

I want to download some free financial software, HomeBank, but I am leery of what might come with it. I would like to be able to delete any files that it might install. Even hidden ones.

 

Can I do something like use windows file search to locate any files installed within the few minutes of the install process, then delete them? Sounds easy, but I think I tried this once and it didn't work well. Not sure about that.

 

Is there some way to completely delete all files installed during an install process?

 

Maybe I need to do something before the installation starts that will enable me to delete the stuff within minutes of the installation, or perhaps the next day when I find that I don't want whatever the install did?

 

Harry

 

 


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:30 PM

If you install and have running Revo Uninstaller Pro (free trial) it will log all of the system changes as well as the installation, makes it easy to uninstall using the application.

 

Make sure to create a restore point before you install also. :)



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:38 PM

You could install UNCHECKY

 

""Unchecky will prevent & stop crapware, junkware, adware, spyware & bundled software from being installed on your  Windows PC by sneaky freeware.""


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:20 PM

Thanks folks.

 

Revo Uninstaller Pro sounds a little beefier, which I want.

 

I also found this 'Uninstall Tool.' I think it also cleans the Registry. What do you folks think of this program?

https://www.crystalidea.com/uninstall-tool/install-tracker-installation-monitor


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:26 PM

I've not seen that before but it looks good. Source code is here as well...

 

https://github.com/crystalidea/uninstall-tool



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:18 PM

Doesn't look like it's open source anymore since there's a premium version. Also, I downloaded the source code .zip and there's only a README.md with a link to the Github repo which is empty as well.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 10:02 PM

I would go with the Revo uninstaller free edition. This is only because when your free trial runs out you can't use the software anymore and have to uninstall it and reinstall the free version. This was my experience anyway. I do love revo. I have heard the Unchecky that Condobloke recommended is good but it never worked for me. I guessing it's just because of conflicts with something else on my computer. The main thing is be careful where you download it from. Sites like softonic or cnet are guarantees there will be bloatware added to it.






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