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pedromoraes

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does anyone know how to delete logs and other things that stay on the pc after you unninstall a program?
Is there any program that does that
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Ax238

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Hello pedromoraes and welcome to geeks to go!

Yes there are ways to do what you are looking for. Windows comes with a search option where you can find files and folders based on a search string. To access this function, just go to Start | Search. Make sure you search for hidden files as well.

You can search the registry for entries that are no longer valid as well. I'll strongly advise you not to use a registry cleaner unless it is absolutely necessary (e.g. you are having problems after uninstalling some piece of software)! To do this, you'd use a tool such as CCleaner (Registry | Scan for issues). You can also use CCleaner to clean up temp files and logs on your system.

Note: Before making any changes to the registry, it is strongly advised to back it up with a utility such as ERUNT.

With that, what software file leftovers are you wanting to clean up?

Regards,

Ax
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thanks :)
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:) You're welcome.
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