In the last couple of years, technology has evolved at an unprecedented rate. Everything seemed to speed up once the dual core processors were released on the market. Since the hardware has evolved faster than the software side could manage, there has been an explosion of programs of all kinds. The race between hardware and software is literally raging on all fronts. We’re talking processors so powerful and so fast, that the operating systems are not equipped enough to deal with them, or video boards so strong that no amounts of drivers seem to be enough to power these babies up to full power. Well… that seemed to be true until 2011 has arrived. This year there have been software improvements just about everywhere, and I wasn’t kidding when I talked of explosion of programs.
There have been all kinds of programs launched on the market to cover just about every segment. Nowadays, online you can find a soft for just about anything, and when I say anything, I mean anything. Beginning with the necessaries such as drivers for the components inside the computer, various antivirus and firewall software, video players, music players, codecs for both, programs for documents such as the Microsoft Office suite and others, can be found available for download. Keep in mind that these are the necessities, there are hundreds of thousands of programs out there meant for just about anything beginning with programming tools which facilitate the development of other programs, and ending with cookbooks and programs helping you to loose weight. I don’t even want to enter the market titan, which is currently the games segment.
Installing and uninstalling
If you have a computer at home and you claim to do your day by day activities on it, then the computer surely has some of these programs installed. You will definitely have a series of drivers installed, or else your computer would not function properly. If you want to keep your Windows active for more than a month, then you’ll definitely want to have an antivirus installed. A movie player and a couple of codecs are necessary that’s if you want to watch a movie on the computer, and a browser for internet navigation.
All of these are programs installed and governed by the Windows operating system. For each of these programs, Windows has to create a couple of configuration files also know as registry files. This is the way Windows keeps tabs on every program, application and game that has been installed within the system.
The big problem with most of these programs is not installment and functionality. You’ve installed the program, it’s going ok, and you’re satisfied with it. After a while a newer program, or a different one appears that does the job better. You uninstall this program from the list within the Control Panel, or you can uninstall it from its own uninstaller. Eh… here is where the problem usually shows up. Most programs tend to uninstall ok, but there are many others which, unfortunately, leave something behind, either we’re talking about a couple of files, or a series of registry files, that first of all take up a lot of space and considerably slowing down your computer because of the tons of useless files it has to work through every time it performs a task. Secondly some of those files might actually be some dll files or registry files that can actually cause trouble. For instance if you want to upgrade to a newer program, and you didn’t uninstall the old one properly, some of the registry files might actually get in conflict with the new ones created for the new version. That can lead to a whole can of trouble and a huge headache for you.
You know what they say, preventing a disease is better than having a cure for it. Apparently the same thing applies to computers, therefore it’s a lot better to prevent such situations than having the necessary repair tools to repair your Windows. Don’t get me wrong, a registry cleaner or other utilities are a welcome addition, but why not have a tools that helps you uninstall things correctly?
That program is here and it’s called the Perfect Uninstaller.
Don’t take heed to the crap you’ve heard online and through some reviews that claim the program is a scam and all that. Just because people are dumb enough to Shift + Delete programs form the Program Files and still have the nerve to say that program doesn’t work, aren’t exactly the right people to write comments and reviews.
First of all I could not find any virus inside the program, and I’ve scanned with the latest Eset 5, and Kaspersky 2011, so first of all that’s bogus. Secondly, what I can tell you is that the program is really useful.
As it says from the name, the Perfect Uninstaller has been designed to help you get rid of programs that have become obsolete or unwanted. This is the perfect help in those times when a program just won’t uninstall the normal way. By normal uninstall you cannot actually force the program out of your computer, but the Perfect Uninstaller can literally twforce it out of your computer.
Perfect Uninstaller comes with a series of features which make it perfect for the role of software “sheriff”. Every feature is a bit different from the other but basically does the same thing: helps you get rid of a pesky program:
The Uninstall feature will allow you to attempt to uninstall a program normally without any interference from the other features.
Force Uninstall. This is the feature that enters the show when normal “negotiations” with the program fail. If the uninstaller is a piece of junk or the program has a tricky way of uninstalling, then you can switch to excessive force. You know what they say, if you cannot do it peacefully, then do it by force.
The Special Uninstall feature is something I for one found a bit weird at first but then I realized that it was actually targeting those programs that a bit more sensitive to uninstalling and need a special uninstall process. There are certain drivers that seem to use these kinds of features. Perfect Uninstaller will scan your computer searching for these programs, if there are any to be found.
Clear it is by far one of the most useful features of Perfect Uninstaller. After you uninstalled a program, no matter whether you’ve used the normal uninstaller or Force Uninstall, it will head to the Windows Registry System and check for any registry files that might have been left behind, or other inconsistencies that might be found related to the program in hand.
Refresh. A refresh button? I found it odd at first but it is actually very nifty. If you are in the position of cleaning your computer of apps, the refresh button is your best friend. It will refresh the list and keep you from getting mixed up with programs already modified, installed or uninstalled.
The rest are the Register and Update functions which will allow you to activate the full set of features of your program, and the update function which will …well… update the program.
Installation and functionality
The program is highly intelligent because it doesn’t just remove the existent files related to it and that’s all. The approach is a bit different. First of all the Perfect Uninstaller will start by analyzing your list of programs installed and will generate an entire list, much like the uninstall section of the Control Panel does (only a lot faster if I may say so) and will provide you with the complete list of program installed on your computer. Once you’ve selected the program and began the uninstall process, the program will start by removing all the features of the program and then, the program itself by using the original uninstaller that came with the program. Afterwards it will switch to the Windows Registry and start searching around for possible registry files that were tied to the program. If any have been found, the program will delete all of them making sure that the Registry remains clean. Then its step three (and here is where most uninstallers swing and miss) the Perfect Uninstaller will ALSO search on all drives, for possible files or folders that might have remained after the uninstall process has been terminated.
I am a fan of registry cleaners and know what kind of programs I need to look for in order to clean up after those messy uninstallers. You can imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when I uninstalled a couple of programs with the Perfect Uninstaller and then scanned the whole PC with my cleaners, to find 0 results.11 Buy now!
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