Uninstall Programs On Windows Or Mac – What To Do ?

  When you uninstall programs from your Windows computer or your Apple computer you want to make sure you have removed ALL traces of the program. Most people will use the Programs and Features in Windows to uninstall software that they no longer use , however this will leave behind ” residue ” in the computer in the program files and in the registry. The same applies to the Mac with some of the program being left behind. That is why I recommend the following programs. Windows computers – Geek Uninstaller – The Free Edition – this also comes with a force removal which you can use when ” certain ” programs will not uninstall Mac computers – App Cleaner

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Install What You Need – Uninstall What You Don’t Need – Steer Clear Of Free

The new security tip is to only install on your computer what you need to complete what you do. Having programs that you never use or that you installed with the “one day I may use them ” can lead to leaving yourself open to vulnerabilities. Uninstall what you don’t need or do not use and make sure ALL traces are gone. For this on Windows I recommend Geek Uninstaller as the program uninstaller with Windows leaves ” residue” behind. On a Mac I recommend App Cleaner as installing some free programs or installing programs that you do not use can lead to slow downs and corruption of the browsers.

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Should I Use An Uninstall Program On My Windows Or Mac Computer ?

Yes – its about getting rid of the “residue” that is left behind. Most people will use the Programs and Features in Windows to uninstall software that they no longer use , however this will leave behind ” residue ” in the computer in the program files and in the registry. The same applies to the Mac with some of the program being left behind. That is why I recommend the following programs. Windows computers – Geek Uninstaller – The Free Edition – this also comes with a force removal which you can use when ” certain ” programs will not uninstall  Mac computers – App Cleaner

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Geek Uninstaller – A Better Uninstaller

Looking for a really good uninstaller that is an alternative to the add / remove programs. I have been using Geek Uninstaller on a variety of Windows machines for the last few weeks and have nothing but praise for it. Geek Uninstaller works with all versions of Windows 32 bit and 64bit ( including Windows 8) Geek Uninstaller will remove all files and on the ” force removal ” setting eliminates all registry entries. Make sure you download the ” Free ” version Download Geek Uninstaller

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Software For Uninstalling Programs On Windows & Apple

Windows  When removing a program in Windows you normally use the built in uninstaller for the program or go to Programs and Features in the Control Panel and uninstall from there. However you will sometimes get a program that will not go. So for this I like Geek Uninstaller. There is a ” Force Removal” option that will remove those stubborn programs. The ” Free ” Version is also the one to download. Apple When uninstalling on an Apple computer many will just drag the program out of the Applications folder into the trash but this just leaves ” residual parts ” of the program. So the program i like is App Cleaner  Just start App Cleaner then drag the program onto the App Cleaner interface and it will remove all traces of the program. This program is also free.

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