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Zsoft Uninstaller like Clean Sweep?
« on: December 27, 2006, 09:06:10 pm »
   Years ago, there was a product on the market called Clean Sweep, made by the now defunct Quarterdeck Software.  It was an uninstaller that did a complete system wide file analysis when you instaled it.     Each time you installed a new program, it would do another one, and compare the results, with the new files kept as list to refer to if an uninstall became necessary. 

   This program worked like a charm, much better than the Windos Add/Remove Programs applet which always left stuff behind.  Eventaully Quarterdeck was bought out by Norton, the product was changed, and no longer available as a stand alone application.

   Does Zsoft use a similar method of analysis for uninstalling programs?


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Re: Zsoft Uninstaller like Clean Sweep?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006, 10:16:04 pm »
I don't know the product you are talking about, but from your description of it - yeah, ZSoft Uninstaller does pretty much the same thing...

You want to install a program, and want to be able to uninstall it completely again, so you fire up ZSoft Uninstaller, do a "before installation" scan, installs the software and do a "after installation" scan - the list of files and registry entries before and after the installation is then compared, and the differences is saved as the log file for the installation.

When choosing to uninstall the created files will be deleted, the created registry keys will be deleted and the deleted registry keys will be created.

Hope this is answer enough - if not, please feel free to ask again :)