What happens when a program will not uninstall from Windows? There are a lot of reasons this may happen. Sometimes safe programs can become corrupt for example. There are other types of software that install with the intention of never leaving.
Some software developers, especially those that create adware and malware, rely on you not being able to completely remove their software to increase their profits. The longer their programs run on your computer the more money they generate.
In the old days this would require going through your Windows Registry and removing the program by hand. I don’t need to mention the amount of work, not to mention the dangers this type of procedure involves. There are programs that scan your Windows Registry when uninstalling software. These programs are perfect for use on software that refuse to uninstall from Windows normally.
There Are Still Program Parts On Your Computer | Don’t Let Windows Just Remove It From The List
There are still program parts on your computer even when Windows offers to remove it from the installed programs list. Don’t allow Windows to simply remove the program from the list. The software I am about to introduce needs the installed software list in order to perform it’s magic.
What the software does is attempt to remove the stubborn program using Windows uninstall service. Once the uninstall service has completed or failed it then will scan your computer in order to remove the parts that are left on your computer. If you allow Windows to remove the program from the list then it becomes more difficult to remove it from your computer.
I Saw The Program Directory Under Program Files I’ll Just Delete It Instead | Don’t Do It Here’s Why
So you’ve looked through your hard drive and found the program directory under Program Files. It makes sense that if you delete the program’s directory it would be gone. What actually happens when a program is installed on your computer is that it loads services, tasks, and processes when your computer is started.
Deleting the program’s directory may remove the program files but it will not remove these additional commands. The result may be error messages during Windows start up. It will at least be loading or attempting to load these additional files every time you start your computer. Programs also create an additional directory in the hidden appdata area of your hard drive.
There Is Help Removing Those Programs That Refuse To Uninstall and More
Reading the above information you can see that it is not only a complicated procedure but also a very time consuming project to manually remove software. Even then it is nearly impossible to guarantee that all remnants of a program have been removed from your Windows Registry and computer.
There are two programs that help make sure that software is removed from your computer. Even when the Windows Uninstall method will not work. The first program is called Revo Uninstaller. The second program is called AutoRuns and is available for free from Microsoft’s Technet.
Revo Uninstaller has three different versions available on the download web page. The Revo Uninstaller Pro version which regularly costs $39.25 for a single computer and is on sales for 27.47 at the time of this article. The free versions of Revo Uninstaller work well. The professional version does offer features the free version does not.
The purpose of the AutoRuns program is to allow you to see what processes and services are currently being loaded when you start your computer. Using this list it is possible to remove any processes or services that are no longer needed. This will help improve the speed and performance of your computer.
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