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    Do you guys use any software to uninstall a program? if so what can you recommend?
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    I use Sandboxie to try stuff, so no need for a uninstaller.
    "Come visit sometime, okay? We'll always be here for you. We... we all love you."

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    windows default uninstaller is good. (assuming that you are talking about win platform.)
    Teh n00b.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bijoy View Post
    windows default uninstaller is good. (assuming that you are talking about win platform.)
    He must referring to uninstallers that completely remove registry keys plus configuration files, usually left behind by standard uninstallers.
    I use this one: http://www.revouninstaller.com/ , I have only good things to say about it. If you need it, I can post it at our NZB index.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabalo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bijoy View Post
    windows default uninstaller is good. (assuming that you are talking about win platform.)
    He must referring to uninstallers that completely remove registry keys plus configuration files, usually left behind by standard uninstallers.
    I use this one: http://www.revouninstaller.com/ , I have only good things to say about it. If you need it, I can post it at our NZB index.
    well, if you have that nzb, please go ahead & post in nzb section.
    Your point sounds good. If any uninstaller can force remove registry entries then I can use any trial version again & again without using trial reseters.
    Teh n00b.

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    Done, posted.

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    I should say that I've been burned before using some of those "100% complete" uninstallers. The biggest problem seems to be when the installation over-writes critical Windows system files, and backup-copies are not saved. Then uninstalling the software can result in a non-bootable PC. (The act of installing certain software can also result in an un-bootable PC, which is why using sand boxes can be a good insurance policy )

    I don't know if or how Vista/7 allows this situation, but it was an issue on Microsoft systems up through XP.

    Back in the days when I was trying out a lot of trial software, I used "rollback" utilities such as Powerquest Second Chance (win98 only), Farstone VirtualBack/RestoreIt and FirstDefense-ISR. The latest is Rollback Rx. Similar to Windows System Restore, but more thorough. GoBack was probably the most well known rollback utility, but also (IMHO) the worst choice of any I've used.

    There are also specialized trial-extenders that are designed to defeat all the common software DRM schemes such as Armadillo. I've not followed this arms-race lately, so I can't recommend any.

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    thanks revouninstaller is very well reviewed and seems like a solid program.
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    CCleaner: Simple and FREE.
    http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

    CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

    Cleans the following:

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    * Registry cleaner
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    * 100% Spyware FREE

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    it does not remove configuration files or folder left behind by standard uninstallers.
    “Just because you’re miserable doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your life.”

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