Uninstall SlimCleaner Plus

I installed the program SlimCleanerPlus ( Slim Ware Utilities, Inc. ) to speed up my computer. I decided this was probably a mistake so attempted to immediately uninstall the program. When I did so I got the following message :

Do you want to allow the following program from an unkown publisher to make changes to this computer ? This message had an orange alert background.

Program name C:\Windows\Installer\e388a8.msi

Publisher    Unknown

File origin : Hard drive on this computer   

I did not proceed to uninstall the program due to concerns about the impact on my computer due to the unknown publisher. Can any please shed any light on this company - is it genuine ? And advise how I can safely uninstall the program ?

Thanks,

Russell Kidd

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Last updated June 16, 2019 Views 176,013 Applies to:
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ave you tried doing a system restore before you installed the software?

Using Windows 7 or Vista System Restore - How-To Geek
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/


If the software refuses to uninstall, use Revouninstaller.

open the Microsoft System Configuration Utility, click Start, type: msconfig then hit Enter on your board.

Under the General tab, select Selective startup then click Apply and OK

Restart your computer. Once in Selective Startup mode, proceed to uninstall the program, go back to msconfig and select Normal startup so Windows will load normally.

Suppose Diagnostic mode fails to uninstall the troublesome program? Here is another solution?

This will require that install a freeware utility called Revouninstaller, there is also a paid version, but the free version should be enough for most users needs. Revouninstaller is very detailed and provides insightful details about the program it is attempting to uninstall, including things like registry entries and where the program places files on your hard disk.

You can find Revo Uninstaller at http://www.revouninstaller.com (freeware). Here’s a quick look at how to use Revo uninstaller.

Launch Revo uninstaller after installing, select the program you want to uninstall or search for it using the built in search tool.

Click the Uninstall button on the toolbar

This will start the uninstallation wizard for the particular program you selected. Revo uninstaller will go through a series of steps which include creating a system restore point, creating a backup of your Windows registry.

Then analyze the program and run its default uninstaller, click Yes when you see the above dialog. After the uninstall is completed, you have a choice of scanning modes to select from. What this will do is let you scan for any left over files, folders and registry items from that particular program. Safe looks in the usual places, moderate in more advanced locations while Advanced does a thorough search throughout the entire computer. After selecting your choice, (I went with Advanced), click Scan.

After the scan is complete, you will see a list of registry entries left behind by the program, select them then click Finish to thoroughly remove the program from your system.

The default uninstaller should work for most persons, but for those troublesome programs, the Force Uninstall feature and advanced scanning options will give you more control.

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Andre
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