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Broom Gloom

McAfee's UnInstaller 6.0 probably won't sweep you off your feet.

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This story appears in the February 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The reasoning behind McAfee UnInstaller is somewhat of a paradox: Why should I add a program to my PC in order to uninstall other programs? After testing out UnInstaller 6.0 from McAfee, I'm still not convinced I should.

The $19.95 (street) program is actually a compilation of several McAfee tools, including a cleaning program and SpaceMaker alongside UnInstaller. UnInstaller does have several advantages over the Windows tool, namely, it warns you against deleting files that you'll need for other applications. It also allows you to create a backup copy of any file or application that you delete, meaning just about anything can be undone.

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