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Prefer uninstall to add/remove ???

By glnz ·
In the recent "10 really dumb mistakes to avoid in the field", your Jack Wallen wrote something that surprised me:

"Don't use Add/Remove Program to uninstall antivirus
"Recently, we had a machine come into the office with FOUR different anti virus
apps installed. Needless to say, the machine was nearly unusable. All four pieces of antivirus software had to be removed and, fortunately, we were smart enough to use the included uninstall for each one. When using the Windows Add/Remove Programs tool, the anti virus will leave behind traces that can cause problems for other antivirus tools. Just be safe and use the included uninstall tool for the software."

I thought Windows Add/Remove was better because it kept track of the original install and would be more thorough in a later uninstall. Not so?

What does everyone think? I have Win XP Pro SP3 on a Dell Optiplex 755 with 4GB RAM. Thanks.

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