Well, the CORRECT way to uninstall is to re-install it first -- then you should be able to use the uninstaller with Windows Add/Remove Programs.
Short of that, you can just delete all the program files under C:/PROGRAM FILES/ADOBE/PREMIERE ELEMENTS 3, and then use a registry cleaner (like CCleaner) to remove the remnants of it from your registry.
I agree completely. With most modern programs, the uninstall/remove works perfectly. If it does not, then I will resort to my Symantec Clean Sweep, and then CCleaner.
I find that many of the uninstaller programs, if used first, mess things up horribly.
PS this message has been greatly shortened, because the Adobe forum decided that 20 mins. of being logged-in was enough and kicked me off. The above was about all that was saved, before I got the boot. Love the Adobe fora - NOT!