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Remove Programs with Power Software Wiper

Toni Ham

When it comes to removing programs with corrupted uninstall information, Power Software Wiper is far more effective than the standard Windows Add or Remove Programs dialog. To do the trick, it makes a snapshot of your system, including files and the Registry, before and after you install a program.

If you need to delete a program without an uninstaller, Power Software Wiper simply compares the two snapshots and rolls back the changes. As a bonus, you get bundled several tools for controlling Windows start-up and removing junk Registry keys, cookies, and temporary files. The interface is a bit jumbled, with the uninstall feature mixed in with all the other tools, but the strong Web-based manual helps you find your bearings. Most of all, since Registry problems often stem from poor installation practices, we like the idea of combining an uninstaller and a Registry cleaner. Well played, Power Software Wiper.