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Old 11-23-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Angry Help with software removal!

As everyone knows when you install software such as a game, photoshop, ect. it takes up memory. When you unistall the software there is still a bunch of crap left behind. Many have the options of remove all and yet they don't remove all.

I have a three year old computer and multiple softwares have come and gone. Recently I found out that there are files from an old antisoftware from 2 years back that is still in my comp.

I don't want to reformat my comp.

Anybody have any software or freeware that can detect and remove all the junk left behind by such softwares.

Much thanks
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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I would start by running a defrag of you drive to clean it up then try this http://www.ccleaner.com/ it has a uninstall program in tools.
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CCleaner works pretty good for that kind of stuff.

http://www.ccleaner.com/download
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just go into C:\Program Files\ and delete the left over files...

like say u installed Nero... then uninstalled it.. go and delete the C:\Program Files\ Nero folder
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just go into C:\Program Files\ and delete the left over files...

like say u installed Nero... then uninstalled it.. go and delete the C:\Program Files\ Nero folder
That is not always possible as some software install into shared folders so when you go to remove it it gives you a box warning of the dangers of removing a shared file in these cases its best to select leave alone and forget about it.
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Best off just to use CCleaner and the built in disk clean up program.
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yeah thats true
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