Sogou is a Chinese Input Method Editor that's very popular in Mainland China.
I was persuaded to install it by reading some sites and talking to some Chinese who recommended it as the most popular way to type Chinese in China.
The first problem is that none of its interface, menus, settings, help file, or website are in English. So if you're just learning Chinese you will not be in any position to understand it when it doesn't do as you expect.
The second problem is that it causes popups and things, again only in Chinese, that may or may not be signs of malware-like activity, but which you might find too invasive regardless.
But the biggest problem comes when you try to uninstall it.
It doesn't have a special uninstaller in its installation folder. You can only uninstall it from the Control Panel.
The uninstall process takes a very long time and pops up several dialogs in Chinese only as it goes. With a Chinese speaking friend to help you may have to guess your way through these dialogs.
When the process is complete, Sogou might not be in your list of keyboard layouts and IMEs anymore, but it will still be installed! I even got a Chinese-speaking friend to help. But even after he went through the entire process again it is still installed.
Notice the mojibake for the first Chinese Simplified PRC keyboard? This is a remnant of Sogou.
When I Google I do find some sites that talk about uninstalling it, but many of those sites have a bad "smell" that make it seem likely they may themselves install malware or spyware. For instance sites with bad English that tell you to download and run their special Sogou uninstaller tool.
Can somebody provide a walk-through of how to fully uninstall this IME package?