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    How do you remove a program 100%?
    I usually just put in trash and delete.Is this the proper way or not? I just delete the folders that it puts on my desktop at download then when get tired I just trash and empty.


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    yes appcleaner is excelent

    anyway, you can always check the website where you got the program to see if they specify any uninstalation steps, usually some Library/whatever file that the program needs

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    I use appzapper!

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    AppCleaner works great for me.
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    Question,what can I do now that I have removed several apps by my method? anyway I can find them?

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    Don't worry about it. Your method is fine.

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    Awesome,thanks..I just dont want random programs leaving a trace that will just slow me down in the future.

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    If the program comes with an uninstaller - use that. Speed Download Manager, MS Office etc will not give up that easy.

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    Well most the stuff I have deleted from my comp are apps and random programs like camouflage..So Im good?
    Im going to make a folder and start storing the un-install folders if it comes with the program.

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    Simple rule: If it doesn't come with an uninstaller, just trash it. If it does, use the uninstaller.
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    Awesome,thanks..I just dont want random programs leaving a trace that will just slow me down in the future.
    Those "random files" will not slow you down any way "in the future". Remember, this isn't Windows.


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    Thanks..Still getting used to macs way of life

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    just wondering, when soem of those config files or .plist files get left behind, do they just get picked up by the system mainetanance scripts?

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