Why does www.apple.com come up when I type www.carbon.com in a browser? Why would Apple own this domain name? Is it something they have worked on in the past that I don't know about or some future project?
Today I checked out their much touted Safari browser for Windows. Man, was that a mistake. Slow, unstable, light on features considering it is over-weight and heavy on requirements. In fact, it caused my XP system and even some apps including other browsers to go hay-wire. Plus it was murder getting it and it's required add-on gotcha's off my system. It didn't even show up in Add/Remove or Add/Remove Pro, and SR nor ERUNT could even get rid of it. This was definately a bad "Apple". I understand the Mac version is great for Mac's, but the Windows version really sucks.
Had to run a search for "Safari" with the quotes, then delete each item. Then ran a search for "Apple" with the quotes and delete each one (since I didn't have anything else Apple.) Then using RegCleaner 18.104.22.1680 I went to the Software tab and selected and remove everything "Apple". Then I removed all shortcuts to both Safari and the Safari Updater, and I think there may have also been something else related to Safari.
Just to see if there were any Safari related Reg entries left behind, I ran RegSeeker and I was surprised to find nothing Safari related was left behind.
RegSeeker is a very safe freebee. But while RegCleaner creates backups, you have to be very aware of what is being removed. Perhaps this is why it's nolonger supported or offered by MS. But it's still available at the link above and elsewhere. There are still some earlier versions around, but I don't know if there's any big differences. But it can be very handy. Come to think of it, I might have been able to get rid of everytnig Safari using RegClean.
BTW, Remove on boot was of no help either. I wish Apple had been nice enough to provide an uninstaller.
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I am familiar with all the 'removers' you tried. I uninstalled all but erunt. that has been handy in the past.
regseeker scared me. it said I had over 9000 unnecessary reg items. I am cautious from previous over-zealous cleaning, so I uninstalled that instead.
for removing programs I have been using 'glary utilities' available CNET . it has a feature which offers you the choice to remove leftover files. and CC (crapcleaner) for registry cleaning. so far CC is harmless.
my #1 protector is GoBack, part of my norton systemworks 2006. it has a "Safe Try Mode". that allows you to install and try a new program. it takes an image of your drive. if you do not like what you did it restores the PC to its' previous state 'automagically'. no harm, no foul. I don't know if it is available as a 'stand-alone' program.
it has so far been superior to sysrestore and erunt. I consider it priceless because I do not possess guru or advanced PC skills.
caveat: I do not think it comes with all versions of norton systemworks, so caution if you look for it.
ERUNT is deffinately more reliable than SR. I use the original GoBack (before Norton bought it) on my ME computer. I wish it was compatible with XP. But with so many reliable freebies available, I can't see shelling out more money. It seems we must maintain an arsenal of utilities for the times when stuff happens. And sure enough, when we least expect it, the unexpected does happen.
As for RegCleaner, it [can] be pretty handy on occasion, just need to be careful.
For several years now I have been removing everything that RegSeeker finds and have never experienced a single problem, even with the experimental Invalid services feature selected. And I have always heard positive reports about it. RegSeeker must truly have been created with the laziest and most unknowledgeable user's in mind. But still I let it create backups.
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