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  1.    11 May 2017 #11

    Hi there

    1) Always backup system before adding software especially complex or "dubious" software - then if it doesn't work or is riddled with adware / spyware or worse then it's easy to restore.

    2) If a program doesn't un-install properly it shouldn't be on the system in the first place

    So I'd avoid any of these "uninstallers". Also before installing a program it's easy enough to do a quick google check on the program to see if there are any problems with it.

    In any case decent software will have in the documentation somewhere (maybe in a readme file) how to uninstall it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    11 May 2017 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Revo Pro - Does what it says on the tin

    It can also remove programs which were not installed using it ,(as the free version), which can sometimes get a little aggressive, but the pro with the install monitor has never let me down - and it's quicker than an image - though I generally have those too
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  3.    11 May 2017 #13

    Hi there @Barman58

    An image does take longer of course - but my reasoning still stands that if a program DOESN'T uninstall properly it shouldn't be on the system in the first place.

    Of course people operate computers differently -- if everybody did things 100% correctly all the time we wouldn't have any need for I.T assistance depts, excellent forums like this one !!!! etc etc.

    All one can do is encourage people where possible to try and adopt "Best Practice" type of strategies.

    Probably REVO or at least the PRO version is the most reliable of this type of program - it's been around for a long time without adverse comments and I'm sure it's probably got some "Naughty people" out of a jam when a dubious program from a torrent site might have been installed -- but with decent hardware and SSD's taking an image should only take 15 mins max and you can never have too much backup.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    11 May 2017 #14

    Revo and or geek, only use them when needed which is rare as of late....
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  5.    11 May 2017 #15
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    I have been using REVO Pro for years and I find it to be very good at what it does.
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  6.    11 May 2017 #16
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    I have been using ADVANCED UNINSTALLER PRO 12 (12 is the latest version) for many years on many PC's and have never had a problem.

    Though I have only used the registry tools only one time on one PC mainly just for the heck of it and everything worked out just fine.

    Its best attributes are all the other tools it offers to clean up or uninstall something!
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  7.    11 May 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there @Barman58

    An image does take longer of course - but my reasoning still stands that if a program DOESN'T uninstall properly it shouldn't be on the system in the first place.

    Of course people operate computers differently -- if everybody did things 100% correctly all the time we wouldn't have any need for I.T assistance depts, excellent forums like this one !!!! etc etc.

    All one can do is encourage people where possible to try and adopt "Best Practice" type of strategies.

    Probably REVO or at least the PRO version is the most reliable of this type of program - it's been around for a long time without adverse comments and I'm sure it's probably got some "Naughty people" out of a jam when a dubious program from a torrent site might have been installed -- but with decent hardware and SSD's taking an image should only take 15 mins max and you can never have too much backup.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I may use a temporary install of software for testing purposes, or for creation of a system for a client, at the end of testing I may need to remove it as I do not wish to waste licensing or just that it does not meet the needs of a client

    As I need to keep it live for an indeterminate period. and as I never know what this period will be I cannot rely on a disk image to remove the installation, without removing other changes from the point of initial installation. The system image is only for restoration of the system should the install bork the system at the time of the install.

    I need the use of a digital scalpel, at the end of use of the program, provided by Revo, not the digital Machete provided by a disk image.

    This is Best Practice for the professional consultancy business well at least the Best I've come across
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