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How To "totally" Remove A Free Trial Program

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#1 Shark1959


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Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:06 AM

Hello All:

I am running XP home and have down loaded a free program with a limited trial period. Unlike winzip where you can uninstall it and then reinstall after so many days for unlimited use, this program seems to know that it was already installed once on my machine. I've used the uninstall feature of the program to remove the program successfully, then I've gone through with regedit to remove any additional traces of information left behind in the registry. So it appears to have been removed.

If I were to download and run this program at a later date it won't allow me. Is there a way to remove the hidden information associated with this program, (which I imagine is hidden away some where in the registry) that stops me from reusing it once I've used the trial period? Unfortunately I don't use it often enough to purchase a copy.

P.S I also ran Ccleaner after removing the program, with no luck.

Thank you all in advance for any insight to my question.



Edited by Shark1959, 27 June 2007 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:19 AM

There is a purpose for having those encrypted registry files. There is a pupose for having a limited time for the trial. What you are asking is against the forum rules.

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