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nihon94

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In this forum, this is my second post. So I am a kind of new here.

My question is, when we uninstall program some files are left behind. I wonder how we could remove them? Is there any particular utility or software? if so, preferably freeware :help: would be nice.

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Hi nihon
While doing an Uninstall use the Revo Uninstaller which is having a decent reputation of doing a better job in removing the Softwares/Applications. And then Run the ccleaner, which is also another program which can come in handy to clean-up the Remains.
Normal Software's do not cause harm if they are uninstalled without any Errors/other Issues . If you mean about Antivirus/Security Software's use their dedicated Removal Tools as their Remnants can cause conflicts with other Software's.
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Thank you for quick reply.
Yes, I know Revo and already using CCleaner since long. Actually after uninstalling software if I run CCleaner/Registry to check any registry problem. It shows some already deleted files and ask to FIX. The problem is I am not sure should I say yes FIX these?
Can you guide me, what does that FIX means?

PS* I am afraid if I say yes FIX it might return those deleted file.

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If you are not having any Issues in the Computer then I would suggest to let the Registry alone...If its not Broken don't fix it. :thumbsup:

CCleaner seems to be taking light action(not too deep) on the Registry, anyhow I strongly recommend some preventive measures before fixing Registry Entries like full system Backup, Registry backup and creating a new system-restore point. Better safe than sorry... :killcomp:

Please go through this Page [The Registry Damage Part], this might give you a clear view about the Registry Cleaners.

Edited by NightFury12, 22 July 2012 - 03:21 AM.

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Thank you for reply.
You are right. Also thanks for providing wikipedia link that was very helpful.
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You are very Welcome... ;)
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