Originally Posted by wolfgaze
I have it, it doesn't list it as an installed program.
CCleaner does not need to list the program as installed. Here is how I do it:
First, install the latest version of CCleaner.
1. Under the Program Files folder on your C drive, delete the folder with the program you want to uninstall (one caveat is if the program has some background .dll or .exe running at startup- if so, you need to use MSCONFIG.EXE to prevent this from loading or use Task Manager to kill the process if you know the name of the process to stop running).
2. use REGEDIT to locate the program name/company name in the HKLM and HKCU in the registry under "software" and delete those keys- nothing else. (e.g.- you will see "Piriform" for CCleaner).
3. close REGEDIT and run CCleaner a couple of times on "Registry" until it does not find anything else. Wouldn't hurt to run the "Cleaner" as well.
This should do it. Not 100% but pretty darn close w/o having to buy another program (such as WinCleaner) to do the registry as well.
This has always worked for me.