I am in the need to completely delete anything related to ASUS from my system as I would like to clean it from any leftovers or unused files from uninstalled ASUS software I have removed.
The story is that I really would like to start all over again with a system free from any related ASUS software, and then decide which ASUS software to install after a deep understanding of which I might really need.
I had tried and installed the ASUS Armoury Crate & AURA Creator
app, the ASUS AI Suite III
app and the My ASUS
app, and now I have uninstalled all of them with their official ASUS uninstall tool.
In all of these directories down here I still see some leftovers related to ASUS:C:\ProgramData\ASUS
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS
I also see a lot of ASUS services running at system startup, and I really can't understand why of all this as I don't have any "ASUS" related entry in my installed apps in Windows.
I have also checked that using Ashampoo Uninstaller
and Your Uninstaller
apps, and both do not show me any ASUS related software installed in my system, so I guess that Windows is thinking that everything related to ASUS is uninstalled...but something is still there!!
Regarding my drivers, I only install MoKiChU
's drivers packages, and they are clean from any ASUS related software. He confirmed me that his drivers do not install/copy any ASUS software or services into the system.
I was thinking to make the cleanup in a way that I could eventually revert back in case of need.
I was thinking to stop all ASUS services and disable them from startup using the Autoruns64
app (only disable them, not delete -- in this way I could restore/activate them back if needed).
Same thing for the ASUS directories: once system booted with no ASUS services, I could try to "move" those directories to some safe place, for future restoration in case of need.
Please let me know if there are some other ways in cleaning everything up...that of course would not involve in reinstalling Windows (as I can't do it).
Thank you in advance.