uninstaller cleaner

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FredBob
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Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:46 pm Post

I would like to be provided a complete uninstaller cleaner.

I had the beta installed on many computers. Before i install 3, i want to remove all traces of scrivener.

Antivirus makers provide such a tool.

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BClarke
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Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:28 pm Post


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FredBob
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Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:20 am Post

Thank you for this. I will use it for stuff.

BUT::::: given that the update installer did NOT remove the previous version, beta users should be provided a tool to remove all traces of the beta versions.

How is that not reasonable?

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wordjoy
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Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:12 pm Post

Because it was a BETA, so has risks

And there are plenty of free tools and google available articles on cleaning out ghost entries.

https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/remove-program-from-add-remove/

I will note that there are a couple of places these can ended up this article covers the other "WOW" location I found one Scrivener entry in.

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narrsd
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Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:57 pm Post

FredBob wrote:Thank you for this. I will use it for stuff.

BUT::::: given that the update installer did NOT remove the previous version, beta users should be provided a tool to remove all traces of the beta versions.

How is that not reasonable?


Well, to do that level of removing from the Beta times point of view, you'd have to have kept track of every possible error programs or Beta users might do. I suspect you can see that's not possible.

Depending on folks who build hunt-down cleaners for after the fact, is this a much more sensible option.

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FredBob
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Wed May 05, 2021 5:26 am Post

I installed updates from the auto-update function......

I should be provided with a cleaner to remove all remnants of previous installations.


To blame the user for doing what the user was told to do is not useful.