Removing a program is not very difficult when you follow the procedure. However, there may still be a few files left here and there. We must therefore go hunting for these files and delete them so as not to keep any traces of the program.
Step 1. Uninstall the software
Follow the procedure to remove the program from your computer.
Step 2. Delete the files in the registry
Despite the removal of the program, some files remain in the registry.
Step 3. Access the registry
Go to Regedit.exe.
- Go to the Start menu, then Administration tools and select Execute. You can also access it with the shortcut keys Windows + R.
Step 4. Select File
In the window Registry Editor, Press on File in the menu bar.
Step 5. Choose Export
In the pop-up menu, tap Export. Note that for versions 98 and Millennium of Windows, you will have to opt for Export a Registry File.
Step 6. Go to your hard drive
In the window that opens, select the hard drive where your operating system is located, normally VS:
Step 7. Create a backup file
Enter regbackup and press Save.
Step 8. Click Edit
In the window Registry Editor, select in the menu bar Editing.
Step 9. Select Search
In the context menu, click To research.
Step 10. Enter the name
Type the name of the software you just removed.
Step 11. Select the F3 key
To search the registry, press F3.
Step 12. Find an item
You should find a file containing the name you entered. Make sure it is a file linked to the program you deleted.
Step 13. Delete the file
Select the file, right click and press To delete to remove it from the registry.
Step 14. Press the F3 key
To check if there are other files, click on the button. F3 and delete the files. Repeat the operation until there are no more files.
Step 15. Restart the computer to complete the operation
- Perform the same process in addition to the name of the software on behalf of the company that created the program as well as other names that might be related to the software.
- To update the information displayed, select the key. F5.
- Note that the registry is an essential element for the functioning of your computer, if you make a wrong move, Windows will no longer function normally. If you are not sure, do not touch the registry.
- Before touching the registry, make a backup of the registry as a security measure.
- Note that deleting some files may damage other associated programs.
- Remove from the registry only the files related to the program that you had previously uninstalled and back up the registry before intervening.
- Be aware that intervening in the registry is risky for your computer, do so only when required.