complete removal of software

How do you go about completely removing software in xp which doesn't want to uninstall itself using the add/remove option? ... is it just a case of finding the folders the it used and deleting it from the registry? why does it still appear in the add/remove folder?
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sunray_2003Connect With a Mentor Commented:
alternatively , try downloading system mechanic from here and
it can do the job for you ..
Have you tried going into safe mode and then removing it in add/remove programs ?

Are you logged in as admin mode ?

What software is that ?

the relevant items should be present here


go and remove them if found. Before doing this backup your registry

All the best
First, follow sunray's advice to remove the program.
Next, if you think the program is removed, but it's still showing up on Add/Remove Programs, I believe Tweak UI ( gives you an option to remove a program's information from the Add/Remove Program window.
Most of the software that you probably want to remove is Ad-Ware. Try: Download Ad-Aware. It's free and cleans all that junk of your system.
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