Saturday, May 23, 2009

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility removes stubborn Windows applications

Have you ever come across an application that refuses to uninstall? It throws a message like “uninstaller is corrupt” or “could not find uninstaller” or something along those lines. This partially uninstalled application might prevent you from reinstalling the application or cause other problems. If you find yourself in such a fix, give a go at Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility removes installation information for programs that were installed by using Windows Installer. The utility looks up for registry references and files related to Windows Installer that were installed by various programs, and forcibly wipes them out. Windows Installer CleanUp Utility does not remove the actual program files from the computer. It only removes the installation and registry entries thus effectively wiping out any information that points to the installed program files.


After the Cleanup Utility does it’s job, you can manually delete the program files or start over again by re-installation or upgrade.

Related: Remove stubborn antivirus/antispyware programs

1 comment:

  1. Hi, now this utility has been discontinued and been replaced by Mr fix it.So the article needs to be updated and new direct link needs to be given to the relevant page.
    BTW I am using Comodo's program manager which is able to remove all traces of uninstalled programs.I use it in combination with Win Patrol ,which warns me whenever there is change in start up program list.


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