Duke261, I believe you're referring to 'the zapper' (one of Curt's tools).
That was designed to work with Windows XP, and had to download with IE.
If you installed the apps you're referring to with Impulse, the best way to remove them is with Impulse (and archive them before the uninstall).
If you didn't install with Impulse, CCleaner is probably the way to go. It's available free on the net.