Monday, December 13, 2010

[HOW TO] Remove Programs without an Uninstaller

Every now and then we come across programs that are difficult to remove from our system. A very good example would be the infamous Ask Toolbar. In this post, I’ll be guiding you towards easily removing a program using Revo Uninstaller’s Hunter Mode, which will be extremely difficult otherwise.

  • Download and Install Revo Uninstaller.
  • Open Revo and search for the program’s uninstaller you are looking for. But, it’s very unlikely that you’ll find it there if it’s not already listed at Windows Uninstaller/CCleaner.
  • Choose the ‘Hunter Mode’.

Revo

  • Revo should now minimize and you’ll see the following logo on your screen.

Revo Hunter Mode

  • Drag the logo to the icon of the program you are looking to uninstall. You should now see a menu like the one below.

Revo Hunter 2

  • Choose Uninstall and then choose the ‘Moderate’ removal mode. After the removal process is over, Revo will scan your computer for leftover items that were formerly associated with the program.

Revo Hunterr

  • Select and delete all the registry entries and files found and then restart your PC.

Revo’s Hunter mode can also be used to stop a program from automatically starting when your PC is started, etc. If you know of a method you use to remove mischievous programs, let us know by commenting below.