I bought a copy of aprogram called Rollback (www.rollback.com). Before I install ANY program I take a snapsot of the drive (takes 4 seconds). If things don't workout I simply click revert. I also do this before visiting unfamilliar websites. This program IS NOT like Windows revert to an earlyer time. This program reverts everything back, it doesn't same documents or anything. It's a total revert to where you were before you took the snapshot.
It sounds like a silver bullet, Bruce.
But to get rid of Adobe applications, I believe the Clean Script (available for CS3, CS4, and CS5) takes care of all Suite applications.