Software recommendation: legacy or corrupted software uninstallation is not negotiable

Normally, we uninstall software through the uninstall link that comes with the software, or through the system’s “Applications and Features” settings window. However, some software does not come with an uninstall link, and some software cannot complete the uninstall process due to incomplete uninstallation. In such cases, we can use Geek Uninstall portable freeware to force the removal of corrupted programs or software that cannot be completely uninstalled with the system’s own uninstall tool.

1. Quickly and completely uninstall a software

Once Geek Uninstall is running, it will automatically scan the system for installed software and list them in its window. If we want to uninstall a software, click on it and enter to perform the uninstall operation. In addition, to perform other operations on the software, you can select the appropriate command from the “Actions” menu of the software (Figure 1).

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If there is too much software installed and it is not easy to find it by scrolling through the list, you can search and quickly locate it by entering software keywords through the search box at the bottom. The actions that can be performed on the software can also be selected from the shortcut menu by selecting the software in the list and right-clicking on it (Figure 2).

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If a software in the list cannot be uninstalled in the normal way, you can try to force its removal by selecting it in the list and pressing the Shift+Del key combination at the same time. After doing so, select “Actions→Remove Items” to clean up the software completely.

2. Locate the software information clearly

For some unknown software that needs to be uninstalled, we may need to find out its exact location or parameters before performing the uninstallation. You can also rely on Geek Uninstall software to do these tasks.

After selecting a software in the Geek Uninstall list, if you want to know its exact installation location, press Ctrl+E or execute the command “Action→Install Folder” to open the installation folder of the software and have a look at the files contained in the software (Figure 3).

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To open a registry entry related to a software uninstallation, simply press Ctrl+R after selecting the software or execute “Action→Registry Entry” to immediately jump to the relevant registry key window so that you can perform a manual uninstallation operation on it (Figure 4).

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Tip: If you need to make a list backup of installed software, you can export the list of all installed software to an HTML web file by using the “File→Export to HTML” command (or Ctrl+S key combination) of Geek Uninstall. The list file includes software name, size, installation time, and the number of software and total disk space occupied by all software will be listed at the bottom.

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