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    I put WINZIP in Google, and thought that was what I was downloading, but found that "tinyzip"
    showed up. Applied tinyzip to the file I was trying to de-compress, and got a screen telling me
    that it did not work.
    Decided to uninstall it, but althourgh it pretended to go away (from the Add/Remove files),
    it was still in the registry. I'm kind of chicken-hearted about fooling with the registry, so
    I've been looking at the files makeup, but can't desipher the information there.
    Is there a safe and easy way to get rid of this (now) junk-file that's slowing my computer
    down?
    Thanks for past help.

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    A few leftover registry entries won't have much effect on your computer performance, unless they are in critical areas like programs or services Windows is supposed to run at startup.

    Is there still a folder under c:\Program Files?

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I looked in C:Program Files and coulen't find any sign of "tinyzip".
    Why do programs like this refuse to uninstall? That's what
    makes me suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabee View Post
    Why do programs like this refuse to uninstall? That's what makes me suspicious.
    Perhaps you should be suspicious, but if the only thing left after uninstalling is some stray registry entries that don't actually do anything (e.g., program settings to preserve your customizations in case you reinstall), then I don't think you need to worry. Some people have very strong feelings about registry hygiene, but I am not one of them.

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