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Two free registry cleaner and uninstaller programs that I can’t live without
Almost every software program that you download onto your computer wants to install itself onto your startup menu. The net effect is that your computer is already bogged down before you ever start checking your email or log onto your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn page.
The truth is that you only need four or five programs operating in the background in order to conduct most of your business on your computer.
I will often discover that I have downloaded a program that doesn’t perform as advertised, is too memory hungry or I find one that does the job better and decide to uninstall it. Many of them make it difficult to uninstall them and if you are successful they leave a lot of little files all over the place that eventually gum up the works. Your Windows registry keeps getting larger and larger and eventually becomes unmanageable.
You can go to a computer store and they will fix it for you for a cost that can range from $85 to $250 or you can do it yourself for little or no cost.
I have found two free software programs that can keep your startup neat and quick and that will uninstall unwanted programs easily without leaving traces of themselves all over your hard drive and registry.
I use the free version of C-Cleaner; short for crap cleaner, to keep the Windows registry running lean and mean and I use the free version of Revo Uninstaller to remove those nasty programs that don’t want to be removed and it also keeps my startup menu memory-efficient.
I won’t bog this article down with instructions because both of these freeware programs are intuitive and easy to download and operate.
These are the free download links:
Revo Uninstaller > http://www.revouninstaller.com/start_freeware_download.html
This does not eliminate your need for a complete anti-virus program such as the one I use PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.