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JerryM:
I am in the slow group, and I cannot determine how I use ZSoft or what the symbols mean. I  have AdAware with a red X and above it seems to mean Delete. Why would I want to delete it. A couple more programs show the same red X, including SnoopFree.
Is there a tutorial anywhere?

Thanks,
Jerry

Admin:
No there isn't really any tutorial, and I don't remember if i wrote anything about it in the help-file.

The red cross means that the program "thinks" that the program is already uninstalled and it is therefor a "dead link". It does this by checking if the uninstall-program exists, so it should be fairly accurate, even though probably not 100%.

From the (newer than published) help file, about deleting it:

--- Quote ---If you find a dead link, there's really no reason for it to stay in the registry, and therefor you can delete it. Right-clicking on the list brings forth a menu. When choosing "Delete" (or by simply pressing the Delete key on you keyboard) you will be asked if you are sure, and if you are, it will be deleted.
--- End quote ---

Please ask again if you have anymore questions.

JerryM:
Thanks. What is a surprise is that the programs shown with a red X beside them are programs that are on the system. Two of them are AdAware and SnoopFree. Adaware does have an uninstall program with it, but
SnoopFree doesn't show one on the Start Programs. Anyway as long as I know what it  means.

My next question is what do I do to use it when I download a program, or is it an automatic thing? Do I call it up and use the address of the download?

Thanks,
Jerry

Admin:
I'm not really sure what you mean here.

If you just want to use it as a replacement for Add/Remove you should just install downloaded programs as normal.
If you want to use the programs advanced features (the installation analyzer) you download you program, fires up ZSoft Uninstaller, presses "Analyze" on the toolbar, chooses "Analyze an installation" -> next, mark the drives you want to scan and presses "Before Installation". When it's done you install you program. Then, when that is done, you press "After installation"... The rest can't be done wrong (the naming of the analyze)...

Write again if your in doubt.

JerryM:

--- Quote from: Admin on September 05, 2005, 08:13:18 pm ---I'm not really sure what you mean here.

If you just want to use it as a replacement for Add/Remove you should just install downloaded programs as normal.
If you want to use the programs advanced features (the installation analyzer) you download you program, fires up ZSoft Uninstaller, presses "Analyze" on the toolbar, chooses "Analyze an installation" -> next, mark the drives you want to scan and presses "Before Installation". When it's done you install you program. Then, when that is done, you press "After installation"... The rest can't be done wrong (the naming of the analyze)...

Write again if your in doubt.
--- End quote ---

Sorry to be so dense. I assume then that if I just want to be able to use it as Add/Remove it recognizes what has been downloaded since ZSoft was installed, and accordingly cleans the remnants of the program when it is removed.  It just operates in the background.

What has been done when using the "Analyze" function? What is it analyzing? How does that fit in with the uninstall function?

Thanks,
Jerry

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