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Old 05-01-2017, 03:16 PM   #21
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I just ordered it, after knocking McAfee down to the trial version. With discounts the computer came to $899.98. But add to that two-year onsite for computer, lojack, and accidental damage at $167.77.

   
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:05 PM   #22
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Do let us know how you get on with it. If you do decide to get rid of McAfee let me know and I'll give you the URL to the special tool McAfee provides to remove it cleanly.

Windows Uninstaller/McAfee Uninstall are not enough since they leave traces behind which do upset other A/V software when installed.

   
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:45 PM   #23
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Coming back from Linux I find that one of the most annoying things about Windows - uninstalling programs leaves so much litter behind! Would Revo Uninstaller do it, or is it necessary to dig deeper?

   
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I don't think you can go much deeper than Revo Uninstaller in its deepest option but in the case of A/V devices and when the maker provides a tool it's enough to use that when you want to install an alternate A/V device.

Normal uninstall (for applications I know about) will leave some bits understandably to protect eg fraudulent use of free trial installations repeatedly to avoid paying or to assist the user if it's a reinstall for some technical reason.

The tools probably remove most of that but I'd suspect would still leave something.

Here's a couple of listings of such tools:

http://support.eset.com/kb146/?page=content&id=SOLN146

http://support.kaspersky.com/us/cons...es.aspx?cid=va

I prefer to avoid anything Kaspersky associated despite their claims of independence.

   
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Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

   
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bo: Would Revo Uninstaller do it, or is it necessary to dig deeper?
Revo, depending on the depth of the uninstaller settings you choose--I usually choose the middle course (can't remember the term they use) or advanced depending on the software I'm uninstalling. The current version of RevoUninstaller Free also now sees (as in, software will appear in the list of installed software) and will uninstall 64bit software--that used to be only in the paid version.

After using the free version for many years, I finally decided to go with the paid version. This was before the free version worked with 64bit software but I still think the paid version is worth is as the price isn't too high and the software is so good that I feel like I'm supporting their work.


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Have you mastered the feature Hunter Mode that is listed in the free version but apparently only works in the paid for version.

It claims to clean up even if the product does not appear in the list of installed products ie if it has been uninstalled using the product uninstaller that Windows uses?

I'd like to have that but not by paying for it at this stage in my computing life!

   
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:52 PM   #29
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Hugh...

I've only used Hunter mode once to uninstall software that wasn't in Revo list of installed software.

It wasn't until later that I realized why the software had not been in the Revo list and I didn't actually need Revo to uninstall it--it was a Firefox portable version and I only needed to delete the folder that held the files to "uninstall" it. That said, Revo did get rid of the software.



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Thanks Terrie -- Good to know that that feature does work.

How do you initiate it? By typing in the product name or ....?

   
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