PC utilities forum: What to do when Uninstall does not remove programs?

by: MOCAL November 11, 2007 7:48 PM PST

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What to do when Uninstall does not remove programs?

by MOCAL - 11/11/07 7:48 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron B130 notebook running Windows XP. A few weeks ago I installed 3 programs, WinCleaner Memory Optimizer, SpeedItUp, and PC Checkup. After a few days, SpeedIt Up and PC Checkup began to block my attempts to defrag my hard drive. So I used the uninstall that came with each program to remove them but they remained. Next I went to Control Panel and used Uninstall Software, and still they remained. So I then went into DOS Prompt and located them in the directory and removed them. I know this is not the best way and leaves Reg files but at this point I wanted them gone and would deal with the fall out later. However, you guessed it, all three programs are still there. I have checked their attribitues and they are not protected. How can I take control of my computer back, get these off of my hardrive without a complete re-format?

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