Recommendations for ute to remove orphan entries from Add/Remove Programs?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Mike Tomlinson, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Any recommendations for a utility to delete orphan entries in Add/Remove
    Programs on XP? I have several such.

    Googling suggests farting about in the registry, but I seem to remember
    there was 'an app to do that'. TweakUI has been suggested but the
    version I downloaded (v2.1, specifically for XP) doesn't have this

    I thought Sysinternals' Process Monitor had an option to do this but
    buggered if I can find it.

    Any suggestions? Ta.
    Mike Tomlinson, Jun 20, 2010
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    Tippunmon Guest

    Tippunmon, Jun 20, 2010
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    Adrian C Guest

    'Install Info' view in Spybot Search and Destroy's 'Tools' section has a
    delete button.
    Adrian C, Jun 20, 2010
  4. Thanks. Should have said I'd already tried it. A/R Programs had two
    orphans for Spybot Search and Destroy which the Win Install Cleanup
    didn't list.
    Mike Tomlinson, Jun 20, 2010
  5. And I even have it installed already :) Thanks.

    Just tried it, it's much nicer to use than the Microsoft equivalent, and
    quicker too.
    Mike Tomlinson, Jun 20, 2010
  6. Heh. ironic that I needed to get rid of two orphaned entries - both
    early versions of Spybot that didn't uninstall cleanly :)
    Mike Tomlinson, Jun 20, 2010
  7. Revo Uninstaller is very good indeed, and has a stand-alone version which
    can be run from a USB stick.

    Phil, London
    Philip Herlihy, Jun 22, 2010
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