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    Uninstallers

    I recently removed System Mechanic from my system. I tried its defragger and I ran it for about eight hours and it still was running. When I looked for duplicate files it said I have close to 5000!

    I' ve decided maybe individual components rather than system suites might be a better way to go. I intend to start with uninstallers. I would appreciate any opinions on my decision and any recommendations for uninstallers.

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    Re: Uninstallers

    Tom,
    What version of SM are you using?
    I use V5.6 and I defrag 120G over five partitions in about 20-25 minutes.
    How do you have it set up?
    Quick Defrag or Optimized Defrag? The latter will take much longer but not 8 hours. Quick is fine.

    Duplicate files:
    You have to be careful when trying to eliminate Dupes, but set up can also make a big difference.
    Skip System Back Up folders.
    Choice of options are:
    Creation date & time
    Same name
    Same size.
    Choosing same name can result in MANY hits. For example, how many readme.txt files or setup.exe or other common file names are in the typical system? They can add up in no time.
    I personally don't use Find Duplicates because it's too easy to delete files that are required in certain folder locations to make some programs run.

    System Suites are good to use as long as you don't get carried away and always accept the defaults.

    If you really want to try a stand alone uninstaller, try Ad-Remove Pro. It's freeware and seems to do a decent job.
    Get it at ARP
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    Re: Uninstallers

    I've been using Total Uninstall for about a year now to monitor most of my new installations (not AV or Security software) and have benn very pleased with it's proformance. The version I've linked to is Freeware, but the newest version is a 30 day trial and then you have to buy it. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Uninstallers

    On the subject of un-installers, I bought a product called Your Uninstaller a couple of years ago. (Official site of Your Uninstaller! 2006 - The leading uninstaller software.) but to be perfectly honest about it, I sometimes use it and sometimes just rely on the Add/Remove app in Control Panel. So, I can't really tell you if it does a "cleaner" job of removal or not.

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    Re: Uninstallers

    Thanks you all for your responses to my questions and concerns. I'll review all the uninstaller recommendations and use one. I'm sure all are good products.

    Happy Holidays

    Raiderfan

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