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Old 23. Apr 2014, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Upon uninstalling a program with Revo, it cleans the Registry and give me the option of "selecting all" ... I noticed there was only one line that was in bold print & all the rest was not bold print.
When I selected "all" to be deleted, it included other folders, as said, that were not in bold print.
What would you do in this case - would you still select all and deleted, or only delete that which was in bold print.
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Old 23. Apr 2014, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should not use this type of program at all unless your knowledge of Windows is sufficient for you to make safe decisions about which entries can be deleted. The Windows built-in uninstall feature is perfectly adequate and a lot safer.

Despite what the vendors of these third party tools will have you believe, having some left over entries in your registry is not going to have any effect on the operation, or speed , of your computer.

Residual files from some software types such as security programs can possibly affect how other programs might operate but these always supply a dedicated uninstall tool such as this one for Avast!

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
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Old 23. Apr 2014, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the advice! I've used Advanced Uninstaller for a long bit now & have had no problems, but as you say, I guess it doesn't mean one couldn't wind up with the Registry destroyed. And I fit in that category which states "I know less than nothing when it comes to the mechanics of Windows" ... so maybe it might be wise to adjust to what you suggest.
But the question still remains - does anyone have any idea what one should do in a case as asked above?
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Old 23. Apr 2014, 08:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you for the advice! I've used Advanced Uninstaller for a long bit now & have had no problems, but as you say, I guess it doesn't mean one couldn't wind up with the Registry destroyed. And I fit in that category which states "I know less than nothing when it comes to the mechanics of Windows" ... so maybe it might be wise to adjust to what you suggest.
Sometimes an un-bootable Windows can result from the first time use of this type of tool or maybe you could run for a year or more without any problems. I just offer an opinion based purely on observation and that is when we were servicing live customers, more Windows installs were needed because of registry cleaners than were ever caused by malware infections.
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Apparently I've got away with it for the last several years - maybe I should be keeping a Fire Extinguisher close by should this rig burst into a ball of flame - or I suppose I could keep the Fire Extinguisher where it is and not use AU or Revo etc. :-}
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Apparently I've got away with it for the last several years - maybe I should be keeping a Fire Extinguisher close by should this rig burst into a ball of flame - or I suppose I could keep the Fire Extinguisher where it is and not use AU or Revo etc. :-}
As I said, experiences will vary.

It's also worth bearing in mind that a lot of forum posts you will see extolling the virtues of these products come from the vendors and not the satisfied, error free customers they pretend to be. Some are not so smart because they use their site emails to register but mostly they try to cover their tracks a little better than this.. Googling the text of their posts however turns up more of the same all over the place.
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Old 25. Apr 2014, 03:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use Revo Uninstaller, and have for years.

HOWEVER I use the registry part as an advisor only and use my experience to decide whether to alter the registry. I will say that there have been very few occasions where it has been wrong, but once is enough in a critical environment.
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Old 25. Apr 2014, 08:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've used Advanced Uninstaller / Revo for years also. Last year, a Microsoft agent came aboard one of my computers and he used the Advanced Uninstaller. He said it's perfectly safe to use.
Consequently, I shall continue on using it including the Registry Cleaner within that same program. If it happens to go awry, well, pain is something I enjoy.
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I also have used Revo for years and had no problems at all and find it VERY safe .
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Perhaps you should stick to windows add and remove programs , for most that is sufficient
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