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    SypwareInfo newsletter

    Those who don't get this newsletter and who use Kazaa might be interested in article 5 in this week's newsletter, and especially the installation log for Kazaa. "This log shows what happens even after you deselect all of the "optional" sponsoring adware." (use the link within the article).

    I'd be SO interested if someone were to do this with Skype, to see what (if any) unwanted information gets installed as a result...

    John
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    Re: SypwareInfo newsletter

    Can't find anything as comprehensive as that John. I've seen some concerns expressed here, but not much else.

    Alan

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    Re: SypwareInfo newsletter

    Alan

    I suppose the next question is: whether you have found something <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> which will do the equivalent of InCtrl5 or WinInstall, to take a Before Image, and an AfterImage after nstallation of software, and be able to compare them to show the differences (i.e added/removed files, added/removed rgeistry keys and values)...

    Thanks

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    Re: SypwareInfo newsletter

    It's not free, but just in case you might want to know, I used to use (prior to WinXP) ConfigSafe when I was running Win98 and was pretty satisfied with it on the few occasions when I needed its help. I'm surprised at myself for not knowing about the PC Mag utility, for I used to stay in pretty good touch with their (then) free stuff.

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    Re: SypwareInfo newsletter

    Did somebody say <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>?

    "Total Uninstall 2.34 can help you to monitor any changes that were made to your system during installation of a new software product. It allow you to perform a complete uninstall without having to rely on the supplied uninstall program which may leave files or changes behind.

    To use it, you simply launch the installation program from the Total Uninstall interface and select the system areas to be monitored. The program will then create a snapshot of your system before it installs the new software and an additional snapshot after install completes. It then compares the two snapshots and displays all changes in a graphical tree view, marking all values and/or files that have been added or changed. Total Uninstall will save these changes and if you decide to uninstall the application, it will reverse the changes to the previous state.

    Total Uninstall is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware

    Available in the following languages: Brazilian-Portuguese, Catalan, ChineseBig5, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Galician, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish. If you want to translate the Total Uninstall in your language please let me know. The language should not appear in the above list.

    OS: Win95 OSR2, Win98, WinMe, WinNT, Win2000, WinXP (812KB download)"

    I've seen it recommended by users of InCtrl, before the latter became "by subscription". Generally, the masses thought some aspects were better, others not as good.

    Alan

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    Re: SypwareInfo newsletter

    Alan,

    Great program !! I've been using it for a couple weeks and it has already saved my behind a couple times. From the half dozen programs and utilities I've monitored with TotalUninstall, I've removed 3 that I either didn't like or didn't like what they did to my system, and one screensaver that never actually installed, but put a shortcut icon on my desktop to a website and wanted to install TotalUninstalls' .exe file in my startup group (probably had some other .exe file it wanted to install, but TotalUninstall got in between it and it's install routine). It never installed anything but the desktop shortcut (I checked the file system and the registry for traces).

    I'd recommend TotalUninstall highly.
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