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Uninstall Infrarecorder Portable

I had trouble again burning a data CD using Infrarecorder Portable, the burning application I had installed. I went to cdnet and downloaded the latest version of Infrarecorder and installed it. I find I still have the following files on my PC running XP/Pro SP-3. I uninstalled Infrarecorder using Add/Remove. Now there is no entry for InfraRecorder in Add/Remove.

InfraRecorder Portable.exe 7-01-08
InfraRecorder Portable.nsi 7-01-08
InfraRecorder.exe 4-25-08
InfraRecorder Portable.jpg 03-06-08
InfraRecorder Portable.ini 02-29-08

I also still have a desktop icon for InfraRecorder Portable.exe.

What do I need to do to clean this software off my machine?

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baumgrenze

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InfraRecorder and

InfraRecorder and InfraRecorder Portable (lets call it IRP to save some time) are two completely different installations.

IRP (like any portable app released here) is not installed to the machine in the normal way and does not have an entry in Add/Remove Programs.

"Uninstalling" IRP is as simple as deleting the folder it is in (and the desktop icon you must have made for it).

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Thanks

Thanks for what I hoped would be the answer.

On cnet's download page, all the InfraRecorder software is presented on one page.

Just for the record, is the YahooSync.exe (7-10-08) that appeared on my machine, I think when I downloaded IRP, similar in that it can just be deleted along with its folder?

Your reply suggests that there are no Registry entries for software like IRP. Is this really true?

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baumgrenze

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Not from here; no registry entries post-close

I can't say anything about YahooSync.exe. You certainly didn't get it from us.
No Registry entries are left after the program is closed.

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As kAlug says...

That YahooSync thing would not have come from here and definitely wouldn't have been packaged with InfraRecorder Portable.

The registry is used where an app needs it, but pre-existing keys/values are backed up if they exist, the necessary keys/values are written, the app then runs, and then on closing the app the registry changes are saved to your portable installation (or discarded where not needed) and the backed-up values are rewritten.

So apart from the keys/values generated by Windows itself, as long as the app is closed properly nothing will be left behind that wasn't there before the PortableApp was run.

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Negative Review on cnet

You might want to look at

http://download.cnet.com/InfraRecorder-Portable/3000-2646_4-10836498.htm...

In particular at this reviews:

"Software works, but malware installs with it"

April 24, 2010 | By Wings92126

Version: InfraRecorder Portable 0.50 Rev3

and post a refutation.

I understand that people post all manner of comments. It is hard to know who to trust today. One can spend a whole morning attempting to decide if it is safe and productive to download a freeware program. In some cases it is as simple as someone wanting to redirect users to shareware or commercial software so that the owner can make a few more bucks.

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baumgrenze

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Old Review Caused by CNET downloader

It's an old review and it was actually caused by CNET downloader. For some time, CNET repackaged EVERY app on their site in a 'downloader' that tried to install adware as it then downloaded and installed the app you actually wanted. In short, it wasn't anything we did, it was because the user downloaded something from CNET rather than getting the legit version from us. Bottom line, download your portable apps from PortableApps.com (or the platform's built-in app store) and you never have to worry about issues like this because PortableApps.com Format apps aren't permitted to do things like that.

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