I really don't like that Add Remove Programs applet. It is really slow and does not have even an option to remove orphan entries from the registry. Since I tend to install/uninstall the software I develop a lot, it is a pain to go to that sluggish control panel applet.
Well, it was, now I found two great options:
1) C:\windows\installer right-click header and select Author, Title, Comment, find the uninstaller and execute it.
2) Safarp (blazing fast, don't have to install if you don't want too)
There are plenty other options, I know. Check out the original articles where I got this great information from: