said by Dude111:
They leave crap all over your registry!! -- Even if you uninstall the program,the install keys,etc are still there on some!!!
I found 28 entries under install (components) to programs i dont have anymore,couldnt believe it..... Things i had gotton rid of long ago!!
Its always good to keep your reg as clean as can be
I prefer stand alone EXE's .. No crap in the reg! (Or very little if there is)
I have done ALOT OF REG CLEANING lately..... Last week i checked UNINSTALL and found 2 entries...
You can help prevent anything from being left over BEFORE you install one of those hard to remove programs when you use a service such as Revo Uninstaller Pro
. It monitors and records what is being added, modified, and changed on your system during the install (registry, files and folders) so you can undo all those changes after the install. I also allow it to record changes after the install by launching the program I've just installed by Revo Pro and customizing it. It's very powerful and it works every time on those programs that never remove themselves 100%. It's not required on all programs, but for some that have poorly written installers it's fantastic! It's kind of like a "preventative" measure... So now I don't have to use those "Registry Cleaners" nearly as often. EDIT:
It will also search out and remove programs that were installed with Windows Installer, or any other third party installer. Even a broken installation can be completly and safely removed. And no... I don't work for Revo... I just love their products because they get the job done right the first time! Or in a lot of other cases... the 2nd time. --
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