Lately, I’ve started noticing that a lot of popular programs do not know how to behave well. To be precise, they run quite well, but what happens after they are uninstalled is just a disaster. It would be okay if it happened to one program only, but it happens quite often.
For example, I stopped using the Firefox browser not long ago because I was quite fed up with its bugs I had come across all the time. So I lost my patience on one wonderful day and removed Firefox. That was when the problems followed. The system kept trying to open all pages and links in the program that wasn’t there – Firefox. Even after I reset the settings and set Internet Explorer as the default browser, it did not solve the problem. I had to go through a lot of registry keys with Reg Organizer® to get Internet Explorer back to life. I managed to do it in a way. I got what I wanted. But I spent a lot more time on it than it had taken Firefox to be removed from the system. That was when Firefox lost its prestige in my eyes. The developers are preoccupied with how the program will run and perform its functions according to the standards without thinking about the problems the program leaves after it is removed.
Then I configured Internet Explorer 7 and started choosing a new browser for myself. Still there are some minor inconveniences in Internet Explorer. Friends recommended that I try Maxthon 2, which I actually did. I installed the latest version and configured it. I used for less than a day. It turned out that it was not very convenient to work in it because of problems with blocking ads and switching the language. First I noticed that pressing Ctrl+Shift does not switch the keyboard layout. I found the solution of this problem on the official site. It seemed the problem had been solved. No way. Ads were not longer blocked. Having considered my last actions, I enabled the option I had disabled in order to switch the layout. It started to block ads again, but it was impossible to switch the layout again. And it was the other way about when I tried to disable that option. Thus, Maxthon 2 did not take root on my computer as well. I removed it.
But here we go again. Maxthon left its associations with Internet pages all over the place. Wherever possible, the system offered to open them in Maxthon. But I did remove it! I managed to solve the problem in an hour. I opened Reg Organizer® and removed all registry keys where Maxthon was mentioned.
I can give you several dozens of other programs that leave problems for users after they are uninstalled. The programs seem to be popular and still they so recklessly leave things behind once removed. Is it that difficult to keep the previous state of the system and restore it after the program is removed? Indeed, the browser is one of those programs that are used all the time. And it really drives you mad when you just cannot open the page you need, when you have to perform additional operations to do it. Why don’t the developers of these programs think about it? Why do others have to think about it? I don’t quite get it.
There is one more way to avoid problems like that. It is using the same multifunctional tool for cleaning up and optimizing the system registry – Reg Organizer®. The program can install and remove software.
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