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CharleyO

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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2009, 09:39:42 PM »
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Hi fredvries -

You might note on the web page that Computer Associates uninstaller requires a remote connection from CA to the person's computer for this uninstaller to work.


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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2009, 10:36:32 PM »
@CharleyO: Thank you for you comment.

I'll check it next morning and update the item with more CA uninstallers.

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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2009, 01:31:28 AM »
avira AV

It seems that the uninstaller is: hXXp://dlpro.antivir.com/package/removaltool/win32/en/removaltool-win32-en.exe

The uninstaller in your useful site is older (2006) - and I think it comes with Avira v. 6 (it's the uninstall module). Also the user must to have their system in english language to be effective.

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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2009, 01:44:47 AM »
majoMo,
That is a virus removal tool made available by Avira, not the uninstaller.
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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2009, 02:48:40 AM »
Edited: Incorrect information, see below.
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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2009, 02:53:36 AM »
You sure?
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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2009, 04:01:16 AM »
Well I though I was, but I haven't downloaded it as you did. Looks like they have changed the name not a removal tool to uninstall/remove registry entries.

Unless this is what they use now.
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Avira RegistryCleaner
Normally the Avira RegistryCleaner removes all entries that were created by AntiVir. In this way, it prepares your system for the installation of a new AntiVir version.
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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2009, 05:47:42 AM »
The registry cleaner you mention is the one I've used, first saw recommended on this forum, and recommend to others, to remove a lot of the registry traces of any  AV.
(It will also remove at least some of the Avast entries.)
In my experience of using it, it is best to only scan the "H_Key_Local Machine" keys, as a lot of the "current user" keys find stuff that is unrelated to the AV, if any kind of immunity program has been used. (I think.The HKey current user keys shown in the pic appear to be from SpywareBlaster preventing certain domains.)
The registry is the only area it appears to clean, so if there are any active files remaining (in C:\anywhere) I guess they should be nullified without a reg entry. But I don't know that for sure. Things like shared .dll's are a bit of a mystery to me.
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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2009, 09:36:43 AM »
Useful conversation.

• The Avira AntiVir RegistryCleaner was already in the 'Other Uninstallers' section of my List of Av and As Uninstallers
• The Uninstaller for Avira is indeed for v6 (but I haven't been able to find one that is more recent).
• The Avira AntiVir RemovalTool 3.0 is indeed a stand alone anti-virus scanner for a few prevalent virusses.

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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2009, 10:00:39 AM »
Has anybody ever wondered why these programs do not do a better job of
cleaning up after themselves?
How much do people hold it against a application if it leaves chunks of itself behind?

I use add/remove programs,windows explorer search,and regedit.

Those who remove themselves well, definitely leave a better taste in my mouth,than those who trash the motel room.

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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2009, 10:25:30 AM »
@ normishmael:
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Has anybody ever wondered why these programs do not do a better job of
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Well, that was the reason I started this 'quest' and maybe it will help companies to create better programs.

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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2009, 10:26:05 AM »
[13nov09] Update to my List of Av and As Uninstallers.

Changes:
* Added Computer Associates 2009 (all products) > CA Uninstaller
* Added Computer Associates Internet Security Suite 2008 > CA Uninstaller
* Added Computer Associates Anti-Virus 2008 > CA Uninstaller
* Added Computer Associates Anti-spyware 2008 > CA Uninstaller
* Added Computer Associates Personal Firewal 2008 > CA Uninstaller in ‘Other Uninstallers’
* Added Computer Associates Anti-Spam 2008 > CA Uninstaller in ‘Other Uninstallers’

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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2009, 04:54:28 PM »
Has anybody ever wondered why these programs do not do a better job of
cleaning up after themselves?
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I have often wondered why and being the trusting sort (NOT) is it in their best interest to do a good job.

You only have to browse the forums for issues in installing or running avast with remnants of a previous AV. To the user they are often quick to blame the 'new' AV as they aren't aware of the mess left behind by their 'old' AV.

Whilst some will come to the support forums of the new AV to seek assistance, but others may think the new AV is rubbish and go back the devil they know.

So some might think that there is no incentive for the old AV to get it right by running the specialist uninstall/clean-up tool as a part of their uninstall routine, told you I was a trusting sort ;D
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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2009, 03:07:08 AM »
majoMo,
That is a virus removal tool made available by Avira, not the uninstaller.

Thanks for the rectification.

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Re: The ultimate uninstaller's list
« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2009, 11:59:05 AM »
[14nov09] Update to my List of Av and As Uninstallers.

Changes:
* Added McAfee FreeScan Cleaner (for McAfee FreeScan)