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[#1] Wise Program Uninstaller




Hello folks,

I have been planning to write some posts about my favourite applications, some interface customization tutorials or likely but never had enough time and motivation to do this. Today, very nasty program made me write a warning no to use it as I had problems with it myself.

I have been using a Wise Cleaner Pro 365 after it had been given away via giveawayoftheday.com and I have seen a highlight of Wise Program Uninstaller in some of the Wise Care windows. I thought that it could be useful program as it was said to be a better version of program uninstallation software than the Windows default one available in the control panel. It was designated to delete all the unwanted files that are left after uninstalling programs using the standard method. I thought - okay, that's a nice feature! I've been using it for some time, until today.

My trial version of Photoshop CS6 has finished just yesterday so I decided to uninstall it using (as usually) with Wise Uninstaller. Everything went okay, but when I wanted to use Acrobat Reader (that I had installed in a folder placed next to the former Photoshop's folder) - it went out that is it gone! Together with still active Illustrator trial! Well, that was very annoying as all the files were permanently deleted (not present in trash bin). Then, I used Recuva to restore my files (I had some psd and ai files located there), and luckilly everything I needed is back. Quickly after I had recovered my files, I headed to the Control Panel and smoothly uninstalled this app.

So, my great advice: do not use Wise Program Uninstaller! Choose other similar software as this one is buggy.


That is all for today, thank you for reading! It was short but it is just a warning, not a detailed review Smile

Best regards,



3 blog comments below

That's an example of how unhonest is a lot of the software world on these days. With a lot of crap being installed in computers in very dishonest ways. Lots of software being recommended with other applications or in sites like that one that are just crap or what is even worst malware.

I would advise not using any software at all from such sources and only install software on your computers that you know have a good reputation.

And another advice would be about something that if I understood it correctly you did wrong yourself. You should not save documents in the folders where the apps are installed. You should save your documents in the documents folder or somewhere else you want but never in the windows system folders (not in program files nor in windows folder, ...). Even if you have to install template files, plugins, brushes, ... you must have those on your documents folder or anywhere you want outside windows system folders and only install on the applications folder a copy of the templates, brushes, ...
manfer on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:48 pm
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That's an example of how unhonest is a lot of the software world on these days. With a lot of crap being installed in computers in very dishonest ways. Lots of software being recommended with other applications or in sites like that one that are just crap or what is even worst malware.

I would advise not using any software at all from such sources and only install software on your computers that you know have a good reputation.

Wise Care is not such a bad company, I guess. I am using Wise Care 365 to optimise Windows and registry and so far - after having used it for two or theree months - it did not cause any problems. Except for a menu with additional apps I could like, where Wise Cleaner was featured.

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And another advice would be about something that if I understood it correctly you did wrong yourself. You should not save documents in the folders where the apps are installed. You should save your documents in the documents folder or somewhere else you want but never in the windows system folders (not in program files nor in windows folder, ...). Even if you have to install template files, plugins, brushes, ... you must have those on your documents folder or anywhere you want outside windows system folders and only install on the applications folder a copy of the templates, brushes, ...


Well, the Adobe apps I have been using were installed on different disk that my Windows is installed and in most cases, I store all my files (like textures) outside the program but now, when I had acquired Adobe trial, I thought I will leave those in the Adobe folder as they will come useless ftare the trial is over. Unfortunately, files created with Illustrator that I was still working on were deleted too, and I had no backup copy of them any where, so if it wasn't for the Recuva that helped me 'undelete' those files, I would have lost them.
Gregoric on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:51 am
Two or three months doesn't seems to me a lot of time for testing such a tool. I don't use any tool that claims to optimize windows anymore. I had used ccleaner a lot and tested others in Windows XP days but for my experience always those tools one day or another will make a mistake and do more harm to the system than any good. Many times we don't even notice problems very soon until it is too late and the system starts to show poor performance.

Anyway my advice about the source is for deals offered by sites, deals offered inside the installers of lots of free software, ..., and the like. One have to be very very careful these days because plenty of malware is being installed on systems that way.

About that specific company really I don't know. The impression I get from your issue description about that software wouldn't make me very comfortable about the quality of their software. Seems to be a good reason why uninstallers sometimes doesn't completely remove the folders of the software you are uninstalling, isn't it? Isn't that cleverer than what that company is doing with their wise software? Luckily you had the knowledge for a recovery strategy.
manfer on Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:32 pm



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