Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

properly uninstalling programs


  • Please log in to reply

#1
islandcat

islandcat

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 239 posts
I get very frustrated when I try to uninstall programs. It seems there are often parts of the program left behind. An example is Zone Alarm, every time I think I have gotten rid of it, one day it pops up again. I went to find files and deleted through there. So not sure if it is finally gone or not. I am not fond of finding files that way and getting rid of them as I got rid of stuff I shouldnt have before and had to get help to get the files needed to run windows back. Is there another way to find if any of a program is left behind. Also do I have to keep all the windows updates in my add and remove, there ends up being so many. Thanks again for any help.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
The updates need to stay in add / remove

If you delete files, leave them in the recycle bin until you have rebooted a few times at least, so you can check the PC is running properly

If space is not a problem then you can leave anything you delete in the recycle bin
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP