Windows Complete Program Deleter
Have you ever installed a program on your hard drive, decided
that you did not like the program, and then tried to remove it? Although
Windows comes with a function to remove programs from your hard drive, this
function only works if the program includes the proper handshaking protocol
with Windows when it is installed. If the program does not have this protocol,
the program does not even show up on the uninstall menu. Even if the program
does show up on the uninstall list, I have often found that it does not always
uninstall properly. If you are like me, you probably found that the
uninstallation procedure left dozens (or even hundreds) of files scattered
all over your drive. Some went into subdirectories created by the installation
process itself, and some went into subdirectories that already existed, such
as the \WINDOWS and WINDOWS\SYSTEM subdirectories. You may also have found
that you did not recover all of your RAM memory that you had before you installed
the program. This is because many of the installation programs modify
AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, WIN.INI, and SYSTEM.INI to load programs or drivers
into memory automatically.
If you simply delete all the files you can file that seem to be related to the program you wish to remove, you may find additional problems. You may get error messages when you tried to start up your computer again, or tried to run Windows. You may even have found that you could not run Windows at all because it said that you were missing vital files. The reason for this is that the AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, WIN.INI, and SYSTEM.INI files are still trying to load the files you deleted. After you delete the files associated with your program (those that you can find), these configuration files cannot find them when they try to load them. If you try to restore the AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, WIN.INI, or SYSTEM.INI files manually, you may accidentally delete some lines necessary for other programs to run, making it impossible to run programs that you really need.
Complete Program Deleter is the solution to this problem. It will delete all the files installed by your program's installation program, remove all subdirectories created by that program, and restore the AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, WIN.INI, and SYSTEM.INI files to their original condition.
This program is distributed as shareware. This means that you can download the program and try it for free for 30 days. At the end of that time, if you wish to continue using the program, you must pay the registration fee of $25.00 (volume discounts available). To download this program, click here. This will download the installation program, WCPDARC.EXE. Run this program by double clicking on its icon in Explorer or running it using the Run function on the Start menu under Windows 95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP to install the program.
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