PUI (aka Program Uninstallation Information)

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PUI (aka Program Uninstallation Information)

Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:47 am

What is "PUI"?

PUI (aka Program Uninstallation Information) is a small utility that has been developed with the sole intention of allowing users to view and modify the uninstall string for installed programs without having to enter the registry, and additionally allow simple removal of such programs from a simple to use interface.

PUI additionally identifies programs that cannot be uninstalled, and lets you know if this is the case, without the need for extra long hours spent looking on authors homepages, just to be told "you can't remove it".

As an added bonus, PUI has been setup to detect certain spyware and adware components and let you know if these are installed, and if applicable, remove them, without having to call in the big boy's (although, it is always reccomended to keep your Antivirus and Anti-spyware software uptodate, and to run a scan on your system on a daily basis, just incase).

IMPORTANT: Although PUI is able to detect certain malware, it is NOT an anti-malware application and thus, should not be treated as such.

Screenshot: http://support.it-mate.co.uk/images/products/pui.gif

Download*: http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... t=DL&p=pui

* Basic package recommended

System requirements

Minimum

NOTE: These are MINIMUM recommendations ONLY and should be taken as a guide only.

Minimum

486/66
16MB Ram
Windows 95
Visual Basic 6 Runtime files

Recommended

Intel Pentium I 120Mhz
32MB Ram
Windows 98
Visual Basic 6 SP5 Runtime files

Whats new in 1.1.3?

Added: Uninstall quietly (if quiet uninstall string is available)

Removed: Prompt if WinPatrol is not installed/not running
Removed: Prompt if Spybot S&D is not installed/not running

Modified: SpywareWarrior RSAPWS detection list*
Modified: PUI detection list

Fixed: Bug in update module
Fixed: Bug when uninstalling on XP SP2

Notes:

*As the copyright for this addition is owned by a third party (Eric Howes/Spyware Warrior), approval was sought and given prior to it's inclusion. However, this may be revoked at any time, should the original author wish to do such. In addition, modifications to the detection may be required in cases where the author has added or removed items, in this case, an updated version of PUI shall be made available to reflect such changes.

Information on the SpywareWarrior RSAPWS list can be found at the authors website;

Homepage: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/
SpywareWarrior RSAPWS: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
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Postby MysteryFCM » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:12 pm

Version 1.1.4

Changes

Added: Browse for uninstaller
Added: Save Information (from Modify Uninstall Entry dialog)
Added: Contact info, support info, update info, homepage info, readme info
Added: New "Go To .." sub-menu (under "Edit" and right click context menu)

Modified: Modify Uninstall Entry dialog
Modified; Unsafe items information updated
Modified: SpywareWarrior RSAPWS detection list*
Modified: PUI detection list
Modified: PUI installers

Homepage: http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Products&p=pui
Download: http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... t=DL&p=pui

*As the copyright for this addition is owned by a third party (Eric Howes/Spyware Warrior), approval was sought and given prior to it's inclusion. However, this may be revoked at any time, should the original author wish to do such. In addition, modifications to the detection may be required in cases where the author has added or removed items, in this case, either an updated version of PUI, or a seperate updated copy of the file, shall be made available to reflect such changes.

Information on the SpywareWarrior RSAPWS list can be found at the authors website;

Eric Howes Homepage: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/main-nf.htm
SpywareWarrior RSAPWS: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
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Postby MysteryFCM » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:04 pm

Version: 1.1.6
Date/Time: 10/06/2007 19:53:19

Modified: SpywareWarrior RSAPWS detection list
Modified: PUI detection list

Version: 1.1.5
Date/Time: 27/04/2007 02:34:51

Added: Delete multiple items (requested)
Modified: SpywareWarrior RSAPWS detection list
Modified: PUI detection list
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Re: PUI (aka Program Uninstallation Information)

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:37 pm

Version: 1.1.7

Changes:

Added: InstallSource now displayed if present
Added: InstallFile now displayed if present

Removed: SpywareWarrior RSAPWS detection list
Removed: PUI detection list

Notes:

The detection lists are seriously out-dated now, so have been removed.
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Re: PUI (aka Program Uninstallation Information)

Postby TeMerc » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:49 pm

I don't ever recall seeing this tool posted on these boards. <?> zz
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Re: PUI (aka Program Uninstallation Information)

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:53 pm

hehe no worries ..... it's only been here almost 2 years ;)
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Re: PUI (aka Program Uninstallation Information)

Postby TeMerc » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:17 pm

Have you ever used it and compared it to any other tools that list uninstall strings and the like?? HJT has an uninstall string finder too, but this seems more powerful.
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Re: PUI (aka Program Uninstallation Information)

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:41 pm

I've not compared it to others for a very long time but ...... I wrote it so yep, I use it :)
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