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SusPip

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Hello,

 

there are some free tools out there to get rid of old or unwanted programs in one's programs folder.

Which one is the one you guys would recommend?

 

Many thanks, Susan


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Hi Susan,

 

Its usually better to use the uninstall utility accessed via control panel  and then having done so close down and restart your computer.

 

If you are having difficulty in uninstalling a particular program then let us know its details and we will provide some additional help.

 

There are some tools that we recommend however the above is the standard method of uninstalling.

 

Its important not to just start deleting files that may be found in the programs and other folders as this will not usually perform a complete uninstall and is likely to lead to trouble as the registry entries and any special services will not be dealt with unless the uninstall procedure (via Control panel) is followed.

 

For troublesome programs that are reluctant to uninstall then revo uninstaller can be very helpful ( the free version is fine)

Regards

paws


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Thanks WTT Tech Teacher,

 

Susan


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CCleaner 

CCleaner is designed to optimize and to cleanse your system.

https://www.piriform...ad/professional


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CCleaner 

CCleaner is designed to optimize and to cleanse your system.

https://www.piriform...ad/professional

 

Not quite right pantura  :no:

 

There is no software that can optimize a computers performance and any that claim they do are at best a gimmick and at worst a danger to the stability of your computer, the end user/s are what helps to keep a computer running as it should, good housekeeping and strong system security are what matters, plenty of free space on the HDD/s, running TFC or CCleaner after any uninstall or weekly, defrag the HDD/s every now and then but not too often (but never an SSD) an appropriate AV and Firewall for the system and regular runs of MBAM, free version as a minimum but preferably Pro if funds allow its purchase. 

 

CCleaner is a very good tool that the average user can safely use for tidying up stray/left over files, the registry cleaning element however is beyond the average users capability to be used safely and should be left well alone to avoid disaster.


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CCleaner 

CCleaner is designed to optimize and to cleanse your system.

https://www.piriform...ad/professional

 

Not quite right pantura  :no:

 

There is no software that can optimize a computers performance and any that claim they do are at best a gimmick and at worst a danger to the stability of your computer, the end user/s are what helps to keep a computer running as it should, good housekeeping and strong system security are what matters, plenty of free space on the HDD/s, running TFC or CCleaner after any uninstall or weekly, defrag the HDD/s every now and then but not too often (but never an SSD) an appropriate AV and Firewall for the system and regular runs of MBAM, free version as a minimum but preferably Pro if funds allow its purchase. 

 

CCleaner is a very good tool that the average user can safely use for tidying up stray/left over files, the registry cleaning element however is beyond the average users capability to be used safely and should be left well alone to avoid disaster.

 

ok 

:yes:


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