Due to the massive amount of attention that my previous post about FlashGet 3.4 received, I’m now writing a follow-up on how to uninstall it completely, and then downgrade — to either 3.3 or the classic 1.96.
Here’s how you do it.
First, you’ll need a tool called Revo Uninstaller. There are two versions, the FREE and of course, the PRO. For this one, we’ll just need the FREE version — so go ahead and download that now.
Once you have installed Revo Uninstaller, carefully follow these steps:
- Open up Revo Uninstaller, and then make sure that you are in the Uninstaller tab.
- Next, find the FlashGet 3.4 icon in the listing window, and then select it.
- Click Uninstall, and then click YES on the dialog that follows.
- In the ‘Select an Uninstall Mode’ window, select Advanced, and then click Next.
- Wait for it the perform the initial analysis.
- The application’s built-in uninstaller should launch, and then follow the steps of the uninstall wizard.
- Go back to the Revo Uninstaller window, and click Next. It should now scan for leftover files and other unwanted junk.
- Click Next again, and then on the next screen, click Select All. Then Click Delete (then YES on the dialog that appears), and then Next.
- On the following screen, click Select All, and then Delete, and once again YES on the dialog that appears. Click Next.
- Click Finish, and now the hard uninstall of FlashGet should be done now.
We have just successfully wiped out your system of all remaining files from FlashGot 3.4, now it’s time to downgrade.
Downgrading is pretty simple, just select the version which you want to downgrade to: the modern 3.3 or the classic 1.96. Then, install it, and you should be ready to go! Just remember not to make the crucial mistake — once the update dialog shows up, remember to click CANCEL or NO. You wouldn’t want to go back to that nightmarish version.
I’d recommend you go for 1.96 though, since it’s much cleaner than the modern one and is just as fast — also offers all the same features.