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Old 03-09-05, 19:06
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Default getting rid of crap

hello everyone-

i am curious as to what program deletes misc things that you do not need. i have read places that if u unistall a program, some of it is still there somewhere. i dont know how true this is, but if it is i got some deleting to do. also, could someone explain to me what the redgistry for windows and/or if there is crap in there i can get rid of
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Old 03-09-05, 19:14
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Lightbulb Re: getting rid of crap

I imagine most here will point you to Crap Cleaner

Be careful, though. The first time I ran Crap Cleaner, my computer disappeared!! :D

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Old 03-09-05, 21:59
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Default Re: getting rid of crap

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Originally Posted by earlthemailman
hello everyone-

i am curious as to what program deletes misc things that you do not need. i have read places that if u unistall a program, some of it is still there somewhere. i dont know how true this is, but if it is i got some deleting to do. also, could someone explain to me what the redgistry for windows and/or if there is crap in there i can get rid of
Well,
When you delete something in windows what basically happens is that windows says to itself that the space that was occupied by the item that you are deleting is now available for overwriting -So it isn't *really* deleted and it can be recovered.
What you might want is a program that overwrites the *deleted* data -or encrypts it so that it is harder to recover.
If you are worried about space then deleting a file is fine -Windows will overwrite it when necessary.
If you are worried about people recovering your deleted fileds then you'd want a program like "Eraser" http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/ or "BCWipe" http://www.jetico.com
I didnt see either in the MG files so I gave you the main product links. Sorry if they *are* available via MG's -any Mod should feel free to edit my post.
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