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remove meebo from fiesfox. and its not in add

Question: remove meebo from fiesfox. and its not in add

I have a brand new HP windows 7. I want to delete meebo. It is NOT in add ons. It is not in programs. HELP. I use firefox and it does come up in IE.

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Preferred Solution: remove meebo from fiesfox. and its not in add

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Answer: remove meebo from fiesfox. and its not in add

It is a Firefox "add-on". Disable it or remove it using Tools in the Firefox menu.

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Hello everyone :)Anybody knows how to remove meebo bar? I thought i could just uninstall from control panel, but there is no softwares related with meebo to be removed. It so annoying. Please Help. Thank You.

Answer:Cannot Remove Meebo Bar!

If its the real meebo there should be a uninstall/remove right in the menu. I would check that first

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HELPremove meebo from firefox. Not in add-onsalsoi added aim so i can talk to my son and now when i start firefox an aol front page comes up AND my homepage is set to google. it is not in control panel internet homepage.

Answer:remove meebo from firefox. Not in add-ons

When you made those changes you should have read the screens. Every one wants you to use them as the home page. You need to decline by unticking boxes. When in FireFox click on Tools> Options> general tab. Select "show my home page" then below that be sure the home page address is listed in the address box.

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May be a coinkidink but after doing the latest IE8 cumulative security update for April, I noticed a "meebo" bar at the bottom of the browser. It's not an add-on so it can't be disabled or removed. So far I've seen it on and Adding to the hosts file doesn't help either.

Answer:Remove New Meebo Bar April 2012

Here is something I found on google:"Hi there. The bar you are seeing is not something that has been installed, it is something you are seeing on the site of one of our partners (where they have placed it). You'll notice you do not see it when you go to other sites. There is often a way to minimize the bar (a down-arrow on the right side of the page) - this can be enabled by the owner of the site, so if that is not there, you may wish to request it from the site. "It was apparently written by the meebo team.Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions 7 Golds

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I can't find it under programs, or search. It only shows up when I open some windows, then it covers the taskbar..
Thanks for reading this.

Answer:Solved: How remove meebo?, windows 8

you can't
it isn't on your computer only on certain sites. If you don't like it complain to the site owner or don't visit that site
It isn't supposed to cover the task bar but it hasn't been set up to work in IE10 ( default browser on W8) see if it still is bad if you use firefoix or chrome, but as meebo has been bought out & taken over by Google, don't expect them to get it to work with IE10 anytime soon. They want you to use chrome

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Figured out how to remove the meebo bar in FireFox. Tools -> Options -> General -> Manage Add-OnsLook for "Pando Web Plugin" and disable it.I have no idea how it installed and I am not happy about it.

Answer:Remove Meebo ToolBar in Firefox

Yes it is a pain in the butt. If you still have any leftovers. Run AdwCleaner from this link: Search, once it scans click Delete. It will will want to restart your pc, let it.Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?

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Meebo & TumTiki icons show in bottom IE bar; how to remove?These icons show in the bottom IE email bar (just before the bottom tray). Used "find files" for anything with "Meebo" in it, deleted all those files. The Meebo icon still shows up. The Tumtiki icon also shows up. Also went in internet tools under security and added and to blocked sites list...How much of this crap is malware or trojan?

Answer:Meebo & Tumtiki icons occur in bottom IE bar; how to remove?

I don't think they are too serious, more of a nuisance and at least one of them might give you unwanted adverts. They both appear in Google.Try the simple things first:If they appear in Control Panel > Add-Remove, uninstall them from there.Also look in IE > Tools > Manage add-ons. Set to show all add-ons (dropdown near the bottom). If either or both appear there, uninstall them - or at least disable them.We can take it from there if necessary.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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meebo... DOn't know where it came from and can't get rid of it. how can I get rid of it?

Answer:How can I get rid of meebo?

Goto Control Panel and try uninstalling it.My computer->Control Panel->Add or remove programs or Programs and featuresTry locating meebo and uninstall..

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delete meebo bar - this bar just appeared on my web mail. I do not want it but can find no way to get rid of it. Does anyone know how to do this?

Answer:meebo bar - unwanted

What browser are you using?

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I have an AIM account, but I haven't opened up the actual program in a while. I've recently been introduced to and I've been using that ever since. If I delete AIM off my computer, can I still use Basically, will my AIM account still be active if I remove the AIM program?

Answer:Solved: AIM and Meebo

Yes. AIM is a screenname service, the AIM client is just a program for conveniently accessing it.

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I'm running XP SP3 and IE 8, McAfee 7.8i with latest updates. I've done an AV scan, found and elimated a trojan, ran Malwarebytes, found nothing more. After sitting awhile, IE opens up on its own with various sites, all advertising, latest one was MEEBO. When I attempt to log off Windows, rundll32.exe doesn't end properly. I assume I'm infected with something. Any suggestions?

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how can I uninstall meebo toolbar

Answer:how to uninstall meebo toolbar

Go here:

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Question: MAJOR meebo update

Meebo is finally out of it's beta stages. There was a huge, huge update last night. Many new features, among them:

1) New visual design - Sandy and I were Photoshop newbies when we first designed meebo and we’ve been itching for an updated look. We’re thrilled to show off David’s latest work!

2) Pop outs - click on that little icon in your IM window to “pop” the window out of the main meebo browser (don’t forget to disable any pop-up blockers you have for

3) Drag and drop buddy list management - Harry A. wrote, “I’d like a way to easily consolidate and manage groups.” Mike C., Frank R., and Rafael F. agree. The ability to move buddies between groups has been our most popular feature request for a while. Enjoy!

4) Skinning - we understand a few of you might be attached to the meebo’s first look and feel. If you are feeling nostalgic, we’ve introduced the ability to switch back to the old skin - just go to the preference area and select the ‘Classic’ skin. Keep an eye out for more skins in the future.

More good stuff…

* Individual sign on and off - now you can manage your screen names one-by-one. Just click on the drop-down menu in the left-hand console area.

* Localization - In addition to Bangla, Creole, Esperanto, Iloko, Jawa, Latin, Malagasy, Marathi, Mongolian, Nias, Swiss German, Thai, Uzbek support - we’ve also translated other parts of the UI such as buttons, menus, and links. The language updates dynamically based upon your loca... Read more

Answer:MAJOR meebo update

Cool, when I'm on a computer that isn't mine I usually just use Meebo. Thanks for the update.

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Hello! I did a scan with Hijack this and below is the log. I know I have a serious virus on here but can't get rid of it. Any suggestions?edited by moderator: remove un-requested log

Answer:Chrome keeps crashing and Meebo Bar is Painfu

Send your HJT log to the HJT log checking website. Put the log into the box and click analyze, it will give you advice on what to remove.

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Running XPsp2. First one installed March 2006, had to install another one today for Microsoft Update site activities. Clicking either one in add/remove says the update cant be removed, which I knew about...but I thought the older listing would be removable. Can anyone comment on this? Thanks.

Answer:wanting to remove older WGA Validation update 892130 in control panel add/remove

Resolved! Deleting the extra entry from the uninstall list in Spybot also removed it from control panel add/remove.

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I opened the Add and Remove Program utiltiy in Control panel to remove a
program and am surprised to see that every one of the program entires is missing the
"change" or "Remove" option buttons. Whenever I select any program from the
list, those option buttons do not show up at all, only the program name, file
size, and date last used. I cannot change or remove any program! I am running
Windows XP Home edition and just recently installed ZoneAlarm Internet
Security Suite, so I tried removing ZoneAlram, but that did not help, still no
"change" or "remove" buttons visible under any program entry. Its like something
wiped out or, disabled the add/remove programs utility from showing those option buttons.
Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


Answer:All "change" "remove" Option Buttons Are Missing From The Add Or Remove Programs Utility?

Have you tried using System Restore to return to a previous state before your problems began?Also see: down to #337 and click "Restore Change or Remove Programs" in the right column.or "Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove buttons" involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.

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Okay i had the standard version of windows live messenger 2009, then it said there was an update, so i updated it. I restarted my computer later that night because it was was going really slow. But this time i rebooted in Safe Mode W/ Networking. When i tried going to windows live messenger in Start Menu-->All Programs-->Windows Live-->Windows Live Messenger, The icon was there, but then i clicked it and it didn't work, so I went back to it and there was no Windows live messenger icon.

I have tried going to the folder of "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger" but there is no "msnmsgr.exe" THe shortcut is missing.

This happened before on my friends computer, but all i had to do was go to add/remove programs and go to the windows live essentials, but i tried taht on my computer, but when i click change/remove it will not do anything, but if i click it on any other program it shows up. Please Help me.

Tyler Ronek
contact me at

[email protected]


Answer:Solved: Msn(2009) Shortcut Missing and I Can't Change/Remove It In Add/Remove Program

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firstly i can remove that icon, as long as i left/right click it then i click Eject-HL-DT ST DVDRAM GT50N, but after the laptop restarting, it will show up again, I want to make is diasppear completely. How can help me ?

Answer:how to remove completely Safely remove hardware and eject media" icon

You can'tAs long as its installed or any device. Eject it again and physically remove it. Only then will it not be listed or shown. Because its not there.

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I recently uninstalled Windows SP3 RC1 from my computer and reverted back to Windows SP2 through the use of Projekt (Project) Dakota.

Before uninstallation though, one of my siblings had run this script to update to Windows SP3 RC2. I do not want to install the newest RC2, as I'm now waiting for a final release. I changed my Windows Update Settings to download but to not install, as it was already downloaded from yesterday.

Is there anyway to remove the already downloaded but not installed update for Windows SP3 RC2, and is there anyway to remove the script (that tells the computer to download SP3 RC2?)

Answer:Solved: Remove a Downloaded Windows Update and Remove a Registry Edit

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Hello, after inserting a pendrive I've contaminated my personal computer with a virus that: 1) Transform all files and folder of the pendrive in hiden and create shortcuts2) Remove the Control Panel itens3) Blocks my access to all my files/programs/folders (system says that I've no permission to use/work in all the folder and all the programs)4) It's a JS type os virus because there are JS stuff in the Start menu item.5) The virus also deactivates Avira completely. The program starts but when I click it's icon it just closes. Also avira did detect the virus in the pendrive but it was too late. After a lot of work following instructions here I believe I've succesffuly cleaned my system, but I would like to confirm. I'm posting the DDS log. thanksDDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2Run by Fernando at 14:30:56 on 2013-05-13Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.55.1033.18.8108.4048 [GMT -3:00].AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9B5F5313-CAF9-DD97-C460-E778420237B4}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {203EB2F7-ECC3-D219-FED0-DC0A39857D09}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\Syste... Read more

Answer:USB shortcuts + Remove access to all files + Remove Control Panel + JS virus

Greetings gauchotche and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter pro... Read more

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Hi, I have a kiosk PC that is looking pretty good however I have two outstanding issues. 
The users can still right click on applications on the taskbar and receive a context menu even though I've disabled the context menu in the group policy editor.
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar - Enabled
And I can't figure out how to remove the "show desktop" icon in the systems notification tray.
Thanks in advance for any help
Megan Armstrong.

Answer:Windows 7 Restricted User - Remove Right click on taskbar icons; Remove show desktop icon

Hello Megan,

Hope you're doing fine.

Disabling context menu from application on the taskbar
Please note the task bar context menu for any application for windows 7 is sub-divided into two sections :

   a. Jumplist(to access recently opened files) 
   b. Creating a new instance of the application, Pin/Unpin, Close window

We can only disable the Jump List of the Taskbar context menu but not the "new instance creation, Pin/Unpin, close window"

Please follow the steps below to disable jump list:
1. Right-click on the Taskbar and then select Properties.
2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".
3. Click OK.

Disabling Show Desktop from the system tray
Regarding the requirement of disabling the "Show Desktop" button alltogether from the System tray, this is by design.

There are no ways to remove it. All we can do is to disable aero peek at Taskbar properties by right clicking and uncheck the option "Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop".
There's a third party software which addresses this sopecific purpose but I'm not pretty sure if this works perfectly for Windows 7 SP1 as well. Please refer to the link below.

Ref :

Nabarun Chakraborty | Support Engineer | Micro... Read more

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On trying to remove Avery Wizard 2.1 from ADD/REMOVE Control panel entry I get the ADD /Remove Button Constantly disallowing the Removal by overcovering it with a Commercial photo of PC Cleaners that stops the removal process. How PC cleaners even got into this computer is a mystery! Would appreciate very much any positive advice. as I can't even find in the directory any presence of 'PC Cleaners. Thank you --- JGW

Answer:Remove PC Cleaners from Blocking ADD/Remove entry on Control Panel

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hello, I am having trouble locating the right registry file for Logmein. I really use this program a lot for work , but the problem is that I am using a family computer and my little 18 year old brother keeps messing with the program by either right clicking it and exiting it out or removing it completely from the add or remove programs. He does this because he thinks that it will put viruses on the computer, I tried asking him to stop but it is like trying to convince a rock to move for you.

So, what I'd like to do is:

1.)Hide the program in add/remove list
2.)Use the registry to remove the icon by the clock in the system tray.
3.)Make this program almost undetectable to a moderately computer literate person.

Answer:Don't know how to remove logmein from system tray & add or remove programs list

couple of ways of going about it

1. create him a separate account and set it to standard user so he doesn't have the rights and create a password on your account.


2. i haven't tested this with logmein and this may corrupt your installation and make it very hard to repair unless you know what you are doing.
goto regedit hklm>software>microsoft>windows>current version>uninstall> hit F3 (search) and type logmein or go through the list manually until you find it.

back up the key by right clicking the logmein key and click export save it somewhere safe! then delete the key, this *should* remove the add/remove programs info but i am sure someone will correct me if i am wrong. See below image for example on this step.

note: logmein may be under a clsid (string of numbers) or under logmein or similar for the key. the below example shows where to click.

try running logmein, if it fails to work, run the reg file you exported before you deleted it and it will put the information back. abandon this and go back to step 1.

You should be able to remove the system tray icon from within the software itself, there is probably a tick box somewhere, if not try running (start>run) msconfig and clicking the startup tab. there should be a logmein entry there, untick the box and restart your pc. on the message box that pops up tick the box saying you are aware youve changed system config etc and don... Read more

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I can't seem to figure out what happened, I was deleting some old programs through the control panel/add and remove programs. Now when I go back to the same window, the buttons to the right of the screen Change/Remove are missing.....what do I have to do to fix this?

Answer:Change/Remove buttons gone in my control panel under add and remove programs

Try a System Restore before this problem occured.

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I am trying to upgrade the DLA software to version 5.2 build 09 downloaded from the Lenovo System Update tool; however,the readme instructions say to first uninstall using Windows XP Add/remove programs but the remove option is notavailable when I go to add/remove programs and view IBM DLA there.How can I remove IBM DLA, so I can proceed with the DLA upgrade?I have a ThinkCentre A50 8147-23U


Go to Solution.

Answer:Add/remove programs does not show option to remove needed for DLA upgrade

Nevermind, I was able to fix the problem.  Once I downloaded the DLA software with Lenovo System update it made the DLA removeable from add/remove programs, then I removed it and reinstalled.

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I have tried previously to uninstall my HP Officejet G85 printer from HP Pavilion a1130n running XP Media. There is no Change/Remove button in Add/Remove Programs (but the program is there, 150 MB), and the file suggested on the HP website for uninstalling older printers from XP produces a message that it's "unsupported" (can't remember exact verbiage, been a while since last tried).

Even reinstalled in the hopes that a message would come up to the effect "this program is already installed, do you want install to remove it prior to completing this install," but it just installs the printer again with a number after it ... I'm up to "hp officejet g series - 3."

Now I have the mother of all paper jams and black ink leaking out of the underside of the g85, so I have no choice due to work deadlines and time constraints but to physically remove it and install a new printer tomorrow.

Any hope of removing this from my system altogether and starting fresh before installing another printer????

Answer:Solved: Change/Remove button missing in Add/Remove Programs

Do you have enough access rights on the computer to remove programs? ie: Do you have an administrative account?

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Hi, here is my setup:

AMD 64 4000+
2 gb pc 3200
Fatal1ty a8n sli
2 BFG Geforce 7800 gt oc
xp pro
Maxtor sata 200 gb 8 mg cache

here is the problem I can't remove the safely remove hardware icon and it is asking me to remove my Maxtor hard drive and my system is running perfect how do I get rid of that annoying icon. lol
Thank You Kindly!

Answer:Need to Remove Safely Remove Hardware Icon from start up menu

Click Start/Run and type in msconfig and click OK.
Any weird program in the startup that may cause this?
Is it in the Start/All Programs/Startup menu-folder?
It should only be present in the Control Panel.

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Been buggering around with this for a while now.

I have an 2 internal hdd, and an external hdd, which is pretty much always on, and it appears in the 'safely remove hardware' in the systray.

I also have a portable HDD, for bringing files to and from work, which appears there also.

I want to be able to remove the portable safely, without accidentally removing the external hdd as i keep forgetting which drive is which!

I've dinkered around with making either/or drive 'Optimized for quick removal or Optimized for performance' in the hopes that they wouldn't appear - ideally I only want the portable listed (I can always disconnect the external when the machine is off).

Anyone any ideas?

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Computer has virus/worm on it that I am unable to remove. Scanned with # of malware scanners. Only Zemana identified But after quarantine, it still remained. Then ran Adwcleaner, which identified a number of possible problems. Quarantined those and then ran Hijackthis, which found many other possible issues. I saved the log files from all three. I need help in getting these off my computer.

Answer:How to remove virus that malware scanners fail to remove

Forget HijackThis it is too outdated to be of any use and doesn't understand the locations for Windows 10. DO NOT remove anything it reports or you might wreck the system.Run the ADWCleaner Clean then run these two:Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) Download button).Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.MalwareBytes: the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds. If anything is found please copy/paste the logs on here.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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My computer has had this problem for quite some time now. When I go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, only the recently installed programs have the Change/Remove button. How can i make this button appear for my old programs as well? Thank you in advance for your help

Answer:Solved: No Change/Remove Button in Add/Remove Programs

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Hi all,

I just went to uninstall a program and found that the Change/Remove button is missing for almost all entries in Add/Remove Programs.

Out of curiosity, I just scanned the registry with CCleaner, and most of the programs I have installed showed up as an Uninstaller Reference Issue.

Does anyone know how this could have happened, or what I need to do to fix it?

During the past couple of days I've received some help here for something very minor, which I don't think is related. Here's the link to the thread:

Incidentally, a few hours ago I uninstalled a small program with no problems, so it's just occurred.


P.S. Running Windows XP with all updates.

Answer:Add/Remove Programs - Change/Remove Button is Missing!

* "Quote"

Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. This starts the Registry Editor. Navigate to:

\<Program Name>

<Program Name> here is Adobe Acrobat 5.0 - Taken as an example


In the right-pane, do the following:

Double-click NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0
Double-click NoModify (REG_DWORD) and set it to 0

If NoRemove is set to 1, the Remove button will be unavailable
If NoModify is set to 1, the Change button will be unavailable

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I hope i'm posting correctly, i originally posted on the xp forum.

problem, no remove links at the add-remove programs in control panel. most listings on the program list are not really programs, when i googled the listings it comes back with links about malware. most of the programs that are actually installed on the pc are not listed at add-remove programs.


Deckard's System Scanner v20070603.47
Run by Judith on 2007-06-03 at 20:09:11
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
33: 2007-06-04 03:09:21 UTC - RP108 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
32: 2007-06-04 00:59:42 UTC - RP107 - Installed Ad-Aware SE Personal
31: 2007-06-03 02:59:17 UTC - RP106 - Installed Windows XP KB926239.
30: 2007-06-03 02:58:13 UTC - RP105 - Installed Windows XP MSCompPackV1.
29: 2007-06-03 02:54:38 UTC - RP104 - Installed Windows Media Player 11

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-05-05 17:46:19 UTC - RP76 - Removed Google Earth

Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as Judith.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:16:54 PM, on 6/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: In... Read more

Answer:missing remove progarm links add-remove programs

I couldn't figure out how to put in an attachment so here is the second file

Deckard's System Scanner v20070603.47
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) III Mobile CPU 1000MHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 53%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 511.37 MiB / 238.2 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1249.07 MiB / 1049.4 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1957.54 MiB

C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 18.63 GiB total, 6.1 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (No Media)
F: is Removable (No Media)

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled to auto-install.
Windows Internal Firewall is enabled.

FirstRunDisabled is set.

AV: AVG 7.5.472 v7.5.472 (GRISOFT)

"%windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe"="%windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe:*:Enabled:@xpsp3res.dll,-20000"
"C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe"... Read more

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add remove buttons missing in add remove programs windows xp

Does anyone know how to resolve this. I've been around computers for several years and this never happend before.

I hve started using Advenced System Care. Does anyone know if thissoftware can cause this.

I also have a HiJack This log if needed for repair this problem.

Answer:add remove buttons missing in add remove programs windows xp

Hi!Go here: Fix #208 on the right.

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Hello, I have a Lenovo Yoga 710 15 80V50000U laptop and I am trying to add memory. I have opened the back but there seems to be a metal box/cover around the ram that I can't figure out how to remove. There are several groups (of 2) clips around each side of the metal cover and also many holes on the top/sides. Do I remove it by prying the clips and/or removing screws? If there are screws, I don't see them, could they be inside those little holes (and if so which holes)?  Thank you, Jan

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 710 (Remove Internal RAM Cover) - How Do I Remove It?

Looks like you'll need a wedge tool to pry open the cover. I suggest starting on one corner, then the next. If you don't have a wedge tool, try using a ruler carefully.
Here's a reference video that might help:
Let me know that helped

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An unfortunate software removal consequence has occurred and I have been searching a solution. What I have discovered so far?The Change/Remove button for existing programs on the machine at the time of the software removal have disappeared. I am at the point of locating missing registry key info. When I go to the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. All of the programs on the machine at the time of software removal are not listed. I do not have a backup of the registry. Any suggestions of how to repopulate the list?

OS: XP Home Ver:5.1.2600 SP2 build 2600

Answer:Missing Change/Remove Buttons in Add/Remove Software

Should help you out....

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Today i went to unintall something using the add remove programs in the controll panel and there is a few things wrong with it!

1st. - There is no longer any option to remove the program, right click doesnt bring up any menu. nothing!

2nd. Half of the programs in the list dont show me its frequency of use unless i click on them. (still no option to remove, mind you!)

3rd. the list is not complete. it seems only half as full as it should be. and i know i havent removed anything.

i cant tell you the last time it worked, because i havent tried to move anything for a long time.

Its frustrating me to no end!

ive run spy bot search and destroy and lavasoft ad aware personal and both have found nothing. and im running AVG and thats found no little nastys!


Answer:Add Remove Programs - No option to remove/list not full

It sounds as if your registry needs cleaning. I would advise you to d/l RegSeeker which you can get here, follow the instructions carefully in the README.txt.

NOTE: As I always advise, BACKUP your registry before making any changes.

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I don't recall a specific example, but I DO remember deleting an icon on my desktop, then getting that link that says "This will not remove the program, just the icon, go HERE to add/remove programs to remove the program." and then the program was NOT on the list!!

Answer:How to remove a program that doesn't show up in Add/Remove Programs?

There is a program called 'The uninstaller' it finds programs for you to uninstall even if they are not in add/remove programs. Go to - That is where I found it.

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Hi all,

In the safely remove hardware menu (from clicking the icon in the task bar) I have both my internal sata hard drives listed. I'll never want to remove these so is there a way to remove them from the list?

I'm guessing it might require some registry editing but I've no idea where to start!

Answer:Can I remove an item from safely remove hardware list?

Actually, it might be something related to your system setup.

It sounds like in your BIOS the SATA channels that are being used for your internal drives are set to allow eSATA - and thus that capability is being shown in W7.

I don't have eSATA enabled for the 3 SATA channels I use for my internal drives, and none of my internal drives shows in the safely remove hardware list.

Take a look around in your BIOS and see if you can disable eSATA for those two ports - if you can, then W7 should no longer offer them as removable items.

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hi. i'm trying to remove Earthlink Setup Files from the add/remove list on windows came preinstalled on both of my Dell computers and i believe it's unnecessary. when i try to uninstall i got the message: Internal error 2753. Putkey.exe i did a file search for putkey.exe and it produced no results. i may have deleted the folder if it was inthe progam files folder at one point.any help would be great thanks

Answer:Cannot Remove Earthlink Setup Files From Add/remove List

A search for putkey.exe turned up the following:putkey.exe has a file size of 24,576 bytes, and is most commonly found under the directory "EarthLink TotalAccess" with a creation date of December 26, 2002. This is not a known spyware, adware, or trojan executable.

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I have an E-Machines W1500 1600+AMD Anthion XP Processor, CD-RW 24x. Max. Write, 128 MB, 56K, 40GB hardrive (Okay, I copied that off of the front of the computer)

Here is the deal:

Not only can I not get SearchCentrix crap off of my computer, I am having all kinds of problems. I tried to go to search options on this website to see if my problem was listed in other threads, but keep getting error messages saying that IE cannot open the website, yet it will let me here. That happens a lot on different websites. I went to add/remove programs to get rid of the search centrix stuff, but when I hit remove, it tells me "Access denied". I run Ad-aware on my computer everyday but it hasn't helped my computer as far as I can tell. My computer locks up all the time, especially when downloading updates from Microsoft. I don't know anything about computers at all. Last night, I downloaded the Spyware Blaster but I don't know if that is something that you have to run like Ad-aware or if it does whatever it does by itself. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated and I hope that it accepts all this when I hit post thread and that I can get back in to see if anyone has any answers for me. Thank you all.

Answer:Ad-aware won't remove searchcentrix, control panel won't let me remove either

Welcome to MG's ArmyWife. See if you can go to Pest Patrol's Website they have info on removing this. Go here:

You may also want to look at SearchCentrix website:

See if this helps.

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Well, I have some problems with my software(Game Condition Zero). I have it not Uninstalled, but I have it deleted (I have delete the folder without uninstall it) and the software still present in my add or remove program. when I try to remove it from add or remove program, there's some error. I have attached a screenshot for that error. Thank you for helping me.

Answer:The Uninstall file was deleted, I can't remove it from add or remove programs

Re-install the software; then remove it properly via Add and Remove or Uninstall.

In some cases, the install file of a program would also have an uninstall built into it, in that case, you can just use that.

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I have a three part problem. My pc was made for me so it isn't a brand name. This is info about my pc from a Belark/my input:

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
.NETFramework 1.1
AVG Anti-Virus 7.1.394 Version 7.1.394 Realtime File Scanning On
Internet Explorer 6
Sygate Security Agent and Personal Firewall Version
Logitech Mouse
Logitech Keyboard
950 megahertz AMD Duron Processor
768 Megabytes Installed Memory
All security hotfixes have been installed
Board: ECS K7S5A
Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01
c: (NTFS on drive 0)
f: (FAT32 on drive 1)
g: (NTFS on drive 3)
h: (NTFS on drive 4)
i: (NTFS on drive 5)
j: (NTFS on drive 6)
k: (NTFS on drive 7)
l: (NTFS on drive 8)
m: (NTFS on drive 9)
n: (NTFS on drive 10)
o: (NTFS on drive 11)
No network drives
2071.59 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
141.92 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-H492A [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
IOMEGA ZIP 100 [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller
RADEON 8500 / RADEON 8500 LE (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter]
Envision EN9410e [Monitor] (19.1"vis, October 2005)

I have Logitech Desktop Messenger in Add/Remove Programs but when I attempt to remove it, a wizard starts and then stops without removing it. I searched my pc for Logitech and Messenger using hidde... Read more

Answer:Can't remove Logitech Desktop Messenger using Add/Remove Programs

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Whenever I connect something to my USB-C port I see a "USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)" device on the Eject list:
As you can see on the above image I have that hardware listed for eject on the list. I have connected a USB Type C network adaptor to that port and as you can see the "USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)" is listed but the network adaptor is not. When I connect a flash drive, it shows both. I do not have any reason to eject this hardware, and this is annoying for me on the list.
In my finding, I can see that the device itself is connected with another device:
Having the name on the list is not much of a problem. The problem is, if I click on it accidentally. So it would be very helpful if I could remove that name from the list.
Can you please help me to learn how to remove this name "USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)" from Safely remove hardware list, so that I do not click on it accidentally?

Answer:Remove device name from Safely Remove Hardware List

There is some free tools that lets you delete/manage these entries. Perhaps it is covered on this site; maybe you could search.
Did you also run the Windows USB Troubleshooter?

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Had no luck removing a program in control panel, and discovered software in PC
magazine that did the trick. consider this: absolute Uninstaller-
simple, but works fine. let me know if you use it.

Answer:Remove stubborn programs that won't remove in control panel

I used another 'remover'- the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility- great of getting rid of 'orphan entries' in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel:;en-us;290301

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Sorry if this is a double / triple post.. My post won't show up..
Recently updated my Vista Ultimate SP2 32bit
then this happen..

I don't want to use any scripts or softwares to fix this, I just want to know what KB

Update caused this so I can revert it back..

Tnx in advance ^^

~Do you click the USB icon in the tray before you remove the device?

Yes, I even tried left/right click..

Still an annoying safe to remove dialog box appears.. again, this recently happened when I

updated my laptop..

anyway..I just want to know the Windows KB Update that causes this to happen.. I don't want

to reformat again just for this

OR maybe I can do a repair installation? Will that remove all updates?

Answer:How to Remove Annoying “Safe To Remove Hardware” Message Box

Conclusion: I have done my research; it's not the KBs installed after windows update
Just notice that the annoying safe to remove dialog box with an
"OK" button that requires clicking or hitting Enter still appears after reformatting my laptop ^^

Solution: Upgrade to Windows7

~Microsoft has changed this functionality in Windows 7. Windows 7 shows a balloon tip instead of the dialog box.

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Hi all. I'm tuning up a pc for a friend whose kids have installed numerous trial games, itunes, music oasis, etc., and other misc. crap. Got most of it to my liking except this: can't get rid of 2 entries in the Add/ Remove Programs applet in Control Panel (itunes and music oasis). Here's what I've done so far:Searched the web high and low and tried every suggestion offered to no avail, so I'm trying as many forums as I can keep track of.  There are a lot more sharper minds than mine out there.In Regedit went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Current Version|Uninstall and removed all the entries I wanted, then rebooted, went back into Add/Remove and itunes and music oasis are still thereOpened C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf, but the 2 entries aren't even listedSomeone suggested using Tweakui, but, as far as I can tell, that only removes the applets in Control Panel (unless I'm missing something there)Installed a program called Add Remove Program Cleaner, but the 2 offending entires aren't listed in there eitherRan Hijack This>Misc. Tools>Unistall Manager, and the entries aren't there either (no big surprise there either)And, finally, reinstalled itunes and music oasis, then rebooted, uninstalled them again, and the entries are still in the Add/Remove Programs listThis is starting to irritate me.Thanks in advance for any new suggestions as I'd like to get this thing back to him cuz he needs to watch the farm markets... Read more

Answer:remove unwanted entries in add/remove programs applet

Maybe I'm missing something, but typically the way to remove entries from Add/Remove is to uninstall the program, not fiddle with the registry.Unless for whatever reason you want the program to remain installed and the entry to be hidden. Sounds to me like the programs are "repairing" the uninstall data.Or, you uninstalled them, but their entries remained for whatever reason. Could be that a "update" program (apple likes to stick those all over windows machines) or one of their various background services is restoring the key.No doubt you already found this.Also,  you can use CCleaner to attempt to remove the entries manually.

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remove unwanted entries in add/remove programs applet
Hi all. I'm tuning up a pc for a friend whose kids have installed

numerous trial games, itunes, music oasis, etc., and other misc. crap.

Got most of it to my liking except this: can't get rid of 2 entries in

the Add/ Remove Programs applet in Control Panel (itunes and music

oasis). Here's what I've done so far:

Searched the web high and low and tried every suggestion offered to no

avail, so I'm trying as many forums as I can keep track of. There are

a lot more sharper minds than mine out there.

In Regedit went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Current

Version|Uninstall and removed all the entries I wanted, then rebooted,

went back into Add/Remove and itunes and music oasis are still there

Opened C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf, but the 2 entries aren't even listed

Someone suggested using Tweakui, but, as far as I can tell, that only

removes the applets in Control Panel (unless I'm missing something


Installed a program called Add Remove Program Cleaner, but the 2

offending entires aren't listed in there either

Ran Hijack This>Misc. Tools>Unistall Manager, and the entries aren't

there either (no big surprise there either)

And, finally, reinstalled itunes and music oasis, then rebooted,

uninstalled them again, and the entries are still in the Add/Remove

Programs list

This is starting to irritate me.
Thanks in ... Read more

Answer:remove unwanted entries in Add/Remove Programs applet

From the Web:One method: This method avoids editing the registry and should be tried first. The easiest way is to open Add/Remove Programs and select the listing for the program you know has already been deleted. Select the application and click the Remove button. Since there is no application to 'remove', the process will time out and you'll be presented with an option to remove the entry.Another method: To manually remove the orphaned entries from the Add or Remove Programs applet, follow these steps:Click Start, Run and type regedit.exeNavigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall

Backup the branch to a file Note: Each subkey represents a program that you've installed. To determine which program that each key represents, click the key, and then view the DisplayName value data in the right pane Select the subkey that you want to deleteRight-click on the subkey and choose DeleteClose Registry Editor

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when i try to delete from add/remove program the change/remove buttons are not visable can anyone help

Answer:Solved: dsusan-Remove buttons missing in Add/Remove

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Hello everyone!

A few days ago, I had some problems with a virus and malware, and one your friends helped me to resolve the issue. The details are here in case you'd like to see:

After that, in order to make sure the problem doesn't happen again, among other things, I ran Secunia OSI. It identified several programs as insecure and asked me to update them (Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and a few others). Since some wouldn't upgrade automatically to the newer versions I started removing them through Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. After I removed ZoneAlarm, the Change/Remove buttons all disappeared. To resolve this, I looked around, and one of the suggestions people had made was to save the file in line 337, second column, located in this page: and clicking on it.

I saved the linked .reg file, and clicked on it. It just opened with NotePad and nothing else happened.

I reinstalled one of the programs that I had uninstalled (Adobe Flash), and that one has now the Remove button in front of it, but the others still don't have the buttons.

I'll greatly appreciate any comments or suggestions you might have.


P.S. Sorry for the links. I tried to remove the hyperlinks, but they keep coming back even when I disable "Automatically parse links in text".

OS: WinXP Pro SP 3
Hardware: Intel Pentium III

Answer:Change/Remove buttons missing from Add/Remove Programs

When you double click on the .reg file - it shouldn't be opening in notepad.

Try running the REG File Association Fix found on this page.

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My laptop is missing lots of programs under Add/Remove Programs that I know are installed. Furthermore, some that are listed don't have the Remove button next to it. The missing programs aren't listed in the Uninstall registry key and I'm confident there are not viruses on the machine.

Any idea how to fix this? I don't think a System Restore will help as this machine probably has had this issue for quite some time now.

Answer:Change / Remove buttons missing in Add/Remove Programs
This link provides instructions on making sure your registry is not set to make the remove button not show up.

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I have a dell laptop with XP SP3, 32bit running a bit slow. Full scans with Norton Security Suite (Xfinity version) and Malwarebytes find no infection. Secunia PSI at 97% with only WinDVDGold and Powerpoint viewer 2003 at end-of-life. All Windows updates have been applied.

However, in Add/Remove programs there is an entry for Antivirus 2011. When I click on remove, a box pops up saying:

An error occurred while trying to remove Antivirus 2011. You do not have access to \\ \globalroot\systemroot\system32\userinit.exe. You can specify the new uninstall program below.

Is this an infection or maybe it's a remnant of one? Your help in removing this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Antivirus 2011 entry in Add/Remove Programs but can't remove it

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Hello all,

i am trying to uninstall a program called "Scanner utility for Windows" (from 'Add/Remove programs'), but once its removed it still shows up under 'Add/remove programs', it doesnt disapear from there.
i tried rebooting the computer afterwards, but it still shows up in there.

i am able to remove it from another computer, so not sure what the issue is.

i am logging with administrator rights on both computers, so what could the issue be?

thank you

PS Both computers run on Windows XP.

Answer:Unable To Remove Software- It Still Shows Up Under 'add/remove Programs'

Hello alexcirnuThis should help solve the problem

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, x86 Family 15 Model 43 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X600 Series , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 115992 MB, Free - 84862 MB; D: Total - 116458 MB, Free - 108179 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, FC51GM , ,
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:found Tdl4mbr-(alureon) can not remove or accessTDSSKiller exe. to remove.

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Hi all. I'm tuning up a pc for a friend whose kids have installed numerous trial games, itunes, music oasis, etc., and other misc. crap. Got most of it to my liking except this: can't get rid of 2 entries in the Add/ Remove Programs applet in Control Panel (itunes and music oasis). Here's what I've done so far:

Searched the web high and low and tried every suggestion offered to no avail

In Regedit went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Current Version|Uninstall and removed all the entries I wanted, then rebooted, went back into Add/Remove and itunes and music oasis are still there

Opened C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf, but the 2 entries aren't even listed

Someone suggested using Tweakui, but, as far as I can tell, that only removes the applets in Control Panel (unless I'm missing something there)

Installed a program called Add Remove Program Cleaner, but the 2 offending entires aren't listed in there either

And, finally, reinstalled itunes and music oasis, then rebooted, uninstalled them again, and the entries are still in the Add/Remove Programs list

This is starting to irritate me.
Thanks in advance for any new suggestions as I'd like to get this thing back to him cuz he needs to watch the farm markets tomorrow a.m. if he can

Answer:remove unwanted entries in add/remove programs applet

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When an unwanted program has an "Uninstall" shortcut on the Start-->All Programs menu, is it better to uninstall it by using that shortcut or by using Control Panel-->Add/Remove Programs? Or does it not make any difference?The programs in question are Netscape Browser and RealPlayer. They came preinstalled on the computer and have never used. The OS is Windows XP Media Center version.TIA,T Belden

Answer:Remove Programs Via Add/remove Or Start Menu Shortcut?

Hello T_Belden and to Bleeping Computer.As far as I am aware, it should not make a difference which uninstall method you use.

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I have a laptop with 256 SSD. And it is small for me. What I did is I bought an SDCard with 128Gig and use it as my extra drive. It works fine and fast.

What I want to do next is to make it permanent or set it as a non-removable drive not prevent myself or anyone to unmount it. How can I remove it from the list of Safely Remove Hardware?

Thank you and I hope anyone out there have an idea to work this out. I attached a picture for everyone's reference.

By the way, I'm using Toshiba Portege on Windows 7-64bit.

Answer:Remove SD CARD in the Safely Remove Hardware list

Not sure if there is a manual way, but there is a paid app which can do this - USB Safely Remove Help - How to hide an unnecessary device from the menu? It has a 30day free trial, so you can check it out.

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I have this programme which i can't remove using add/remove on control panel.when i click add/remove the error message"invalid install.log .file" appears. Would be grateful for any help to resolve this problem.regards marguer1

Answer:can't remove programme with add/remove on windows xp control panel

What is the program you are trying to remove? If it is not fully installed with an uninstaller you could try re-installing it fully then unistalling it.

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My spybot found the following four trojans, but they couldn't be removed. How do remove them and change the registry? Thanks
Threat: Trojan

Threat: Trojan
Threat: Trojan

Threat: Trojan

Answer:spybot couldn't remove trojan, how do I remove it?

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Hi, I performed the runme part and have listed all results below. I cannot seem to add or remove some unknown programs from my list. I do not believe that they're malware. Help anyone? I've already done a system restore and don't want to delete using ccleaner in case it's something I need.

1. Basic Computer Maintenance:
Add/Remove Programs: Encountered long list of programs that are unknown and unremovable.
Cleaned hard drive using CCleaner
Removed invalid registry entries using CCleaner:ran 4x
Startup: only 2 programs run on startup: AGRSMMSG and ATIModeChange
Defragmented C drive using both Microsoft and IObit SmartDefrag

2. House Cleaning and Setup
Am not using Multiple Antivirus Apps or Firewalls
Under control panel/add remove programs, no malware programs listed, only unknown and unremovable programs.
Msconfig changed back to Normal Startup Mode from Selective Startup
No Quarantined folders
Emptied recycling bin
Reran CCleaner and removed excess items from startup, only above 2 remain
Repeated above step on all other users

3. Enabled viewing of hidden files etc.

4. Followed Windows XP Cleaning procedure
Downloads: Combofix to desktop
Spybot search and destroy download new version
AVG Anti-Spyware
MGtools to C drive

Install & Run Scans
When I ran AVG it did not produce a log even though I followed the steps.

Answer:unable to access add remove key in add remove programs

Your logs look clean.
However, use add/remove programs to uninstall:
Viewpoint Media Player

Then please install:

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:

1. If we used Pocket Killbox during your cleanup, do the below
* Run Pocket Killbox and select File, Cleanup, Delete All Backups
2. If we used ComboFix, you can delete the ComboFix.exe file, C:\ComboFix folder, C:\QooBox folder, C:\WINDOWS\nircmd.exe, C:\combofix.txt and C:\ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt logs that was created.
3. If we user SDFix you can delete all the SDFix related files and folders from your Desktop or whereever you installed it.
4. If we used SmitFraudFix, you can delete all files and folders related to it now including the c:\rapport.txt log.
5. If we used VundoFix, you can delete the VundoFix.exe file and the C:\VundoFix Backups folder and C:\vundofix.txt log that was created.
6. If we had your run FixWareOut, you can delete the Fixwareout.exe file and the C:\fixwareout folder.
7. If we had you run Avenger, you can delete all files related to Avenger now.
8. If we had you download any registry patches like fixme.reg or fixWLK.reg (or any others), you can delete these files now.
9. You can delete the C:\MGtools folder and the C:\MGtools.exe file. You can also delete the C:\
10. If you are running Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below:
* Refer to the cleaning steps in the READ ME for your... Read more

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I found Snap Do on my computer last night. I've read many "fixes" for it and they all say to start by uninstalling the program. It isn't listed in my Control Panel / Add Remove Programs.
I downloaded SypwareHunter as it seemed to imply that it would find the program. After installing, scanning, rebooting (all that was required), there's still no sign of it--instead it brings me to a page where they want $29.99 to fix it. I don't know about anyone else, but when a program says free and has you do all that work and then hit you up for $, I get angry and refuse to purchase their product. Same thing happened with SparkTrust.
Has anyone else run into this problem--it not showing up in the add/remove programs? I know it's on the computer as the homepage was hi-jacked and Spyware Hunter showed 28 threats all to do with this program.
Another question--there's hardly nothing on this computer--do you think a reformat will take care of this? At first, the hi-jacking didn't bother me, but the more I read, the more malicious I find this to be and I want to get rid of it. I've also heard some proggies U pay for don't work.
Any help would be appreciated...Sue

Answer:How do I remove snap do when it's not listed in add/remove programs?

Don't know what snap Do is but a little search found this web page Click here that may help

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I am having win xp as my operating system. I am unable to remove following programs from add or  remove programs:1. Internet Security Add-On2. Public Messenger ver 2.03and when I attempt to remove these I get an error message window saying that "You should reboot your computer prior to uninstalling this software. Reboot now?" Even after rebooting the same thing is repeated.In addition there is one more problem in internet explorer whenever I try to open gets opened. I dont want to format and put win-xp again, I want an alternative solution. I read REFERENCE NUMBER: CH000568 in regarding TweakUI and tried it but could not find any add/remove tab...

Answer:unable to remove programs from add or remove progr

Try CCleaner.  You can download it from: installing it, I suggest you first run its Windows scan and remove stuff it finds.  Then, run its Issues scan, backup the registry when prompted, and then delete the items it found.  Then, use its Uninstall tool, under Tools, to try deleting the programs.  

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Does the back panel slide off when you push spring-loaded switch or do you have to force the switch to open location?


Go to Solution.

Answer:How do i remove panel to remove battery on Acer 5...

Hi,Slide the switch and lift the battery as in this video.

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Hi PC Guru's :)

I had tried to install Adobe reader V8.1.1 the installation failed
with a msg saying it couldnt modify/update registry.

The prog shows up in the control panel under add/remove programs
but it cant be removed comes up with the error msg....

"this patch package could not be opened.Verify that the patch package
exists and that you can access it, of contact the vendor to verify that
this is a valid windows installer package"

well it came from the adobe www site some time ago so shouold be valid
Now I cant install an updated Adobe reader as installation fails because it
cant remove the old installation
there are currently no Adobe files showing in the registry

How do I solve this hassle?
Thanks in advance
Dave Nelson

Answer:[SOLVED] Cant remove prog in add/remove section

Hi Dave.

You can use HiJckThis or CCleaner to remove the listing from Add/Remove.

I would use CCleaner in this instance though. It's features stand better chance at resolving your issue.

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Hi..I have a Program that has been installed on my PC which I wish to remove using Add/Remove program from Control Panel...but it will not uninstall. Please let me know if this can be done from the Registry....and how I actually perform the task If not, is there another way? The uninstallation continues for a few minutes and then stops . Your assistance would be much appreciated....Ray.

Answer:[SOLVED] Unable to remove Program from Add/Remove

Open Task manager>Process to check whether this program is running or not. If not, you can try to uninstall by uninstall file,located in program files. If still not, you can use some third party uninstaller software.

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Okay, I have to say that one of my biggest pet peaves of the microsoft operating system is the inefficiency of system updates, and where they are stored. For example, Windows installer 3.1 is an update related to the inner-workings of the operating system itself, yet windows displays it in my add/remove programs list. This is software that I have no intentions of getting rid of, so is there a way I can remove it from the add/remove programs list without actually removing the critical files that are needed by the system? My add/remove programs list is getting rather cluttered, and the majority of it is system updates that show up even when the 'show updates' option is not selected.

Answer:How To Remove Items From Add/remove Programs Without Uninstalling Them

Are you comfortable playing in your registry?

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I discovered TI1620/1520 on add or remove programs and surprise surprise it did not have a "change/remove" icon. i had a similar problem with webfldrs xp and managed to remove it by typing msiexec /x C:\Windows\System32\webfldrs.msi on the run command. i was under the impression that i could remove TI1620/1520 by typing msiexec /x C:\Windows\System32\TI1620/1520 on the run menu I'd be able to remove it but that did not work could someone please tell me what this software is and how to remove it

Answer:can't remove TI1620/1520 from add or remove programs

Make a backup of your registry before modifying it!

Click Start > Run > Type in regedit

When Registry Editor opens navigate to the following key:


Locate TI1620/1520 and delete it.

This will remove it from Add/Remove Programs. After you do this you can manually remove the files and folders.

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I had ad aware 6 on my computer. I intstalled ad aware 7 without uninstalling 6. Ad aware 7 uninstalled it, but it is still on my add/remove programs list. How do I remove it from this list?

Answer:can't remove item from add/remove program list

Marye, Add-Remove Pro 2.10 is Free at the link below and will allow you to remove that entry.


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"IF" I want to remove or change name of some items in Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs , what should I do ? I try Run ->Regedit , but don't know the next step .

Answer:How to change name or remove item from Add/Remove Programs

Like what? For i.e.

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Hi everybody
I have a application name WebFldrs XP in my Add & Remove Program list
and I want to remove it but I can't. So I need your help.
Thanks so much

Answer:Can not remove application in Add & Remove Program list

I found this post:

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I am trying to remove a program i no longer want, but when i go to add or remove programs the remove button is no longer displayed for any program.Any suggestions?

Answer:add or remove programs/remove button missing

Click Start / Run and type REGEDIT and press Enter (or click Okay).

Then in the left pane, go through...

Locate the program name you want to remove...

In the right pane, do the following...
double click NoRemove (REG_DWORD) and set Value data to 0 (zero)
double click NoModify (REG_DWORD) and set Value data to 0 (zero)

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Okay, let me explain. This happened last month.

Once I decided to get rid of ZoneAlarm after installing it, in favour of COMODO. But after it uninstalled and requested a restart, the computer froze and the BSOD appeared. After reboot, ZoneAlarm was obviously gone, no registry keys, system files and no entry in Windows Security Center. But I forgot to check the Add/Remove Programs.

Now the entry's still there even though I uninstalled it a month ago. How do I remove it?

Answer:How do I remove phantom entries in Add/Remove Programs?

See Removing Invalid entries from Add/Remove:

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​Hi, can someone say if there is any way to delete:
1 Microsoft.BioEnrollment
2 Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin
3 Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost
4 windows.immersivecontrolpanel
5 Microsoft.LockApp
6 Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
7 Microsoft.PPIProjection
8 Microsoft.Windows.Apprep.ChxApp
9 Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager
10 Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls
11 Microsoft.Windows.SecondaryTileExperience
12 Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI
13 Windows.ContactSupport
14 Windows.MiracastView
15 Windows.PrintDialog
16 Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
17 Microsoft.AccountsControl

I've tried also manually and also the following 3 scripts, but still no result.




Even one of the scripts says:

# apps which cannot be removed using Remove-AppxPackage

Also tried to untag them, still no result.


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running win xp pro sp2 on dell system. when i open add remove program applet, it takes a long time to populate the screen because there is a ton of clutter in there because of all the windows updates. can i remove/delete any of them? if so, can is there any way to determine which ones i can remove. or is my only option to uncheck show all updates? Thanks.

Answer:remove clutter in add remove program applet

There are a few things you could do...1.  Instead of using Add/Remove Programs, download CCleaner (install without Yahoo! toolbar) and use its Tools feature instead.  It doesn't solve your problem, but this is an incredibly useful program and it's much faster.2.  Use the Delete Entry feature in CCleaner to remove those updates from your uninstall list.  The programs will still exist, but when you open Add/Remove Programs, they won't show up anymore.3.  Open up My Computer and go to Tools > Folder Options.  Show hidden files/folders as well as system files/folders.  Go to C:\WINDOWS and delete all of the $NtUninstallKB******$ folders.  You can then choose to uninstall them with Add/Remove Programs.  Because the files are missing, the entries will be removed from the list.  NOTE:  If you do this, you won't be able to uninstall any of your hotfixes and security updates in necessary.  Because of this, I would suggest that you first backup all of these folders onto a CD, just in case you ever need to uninstall of the updates.4.  Simply uncheck Show All Updates like you mentioned.  I gave you different alternatives because you asked for them, but I really see no reason to not go with this option.

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​Hi, can someone say if there is any way to delete:
1 Microsoft.BioEnrollment
2 Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin
3 Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost
4 windows.immersivecontrolpanel
5 Microsoft.LockApp
6 Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
7 Microsoft.PPIProjection
8 Microsoft.Windows.Apprep.ChxApp
9 Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager
10 Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls
11 Microsoft.Windows.SecondaryTileExperience
12 Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI
13 Windows.ContactSupport
14 Windows.MiracastView
15 Windows.PrintDialog
16 Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
17 Microsoft.AccountsControl

I've tried also manually and also the following 3 scripts, but still no result.




Even one of the scripts says:

# apps which cannot be removed using Remove-AppxPackage

Also tried to untag them, still no result.


Answer:How to remove apps which cannot be removed using Remove-AppxPackage


It looks as if there are some good tips here:
How to remove apps which cannot be removed using Remove-AppxPackage - Windows 10 Support

Other folks may have additional recommendations.


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A very long time ago, I had a user account for me and one for one of my friends. After a while, he didn't need to use my computer anymore, so I deleted his account, through the control panel's users option. He had downloaded something called Beam!2D and it shows on my Add/Remove programs. I try to do the add/remove and it will not remove it. I can see the path of where the program is supposedly installed, but the thing is that it's under the c:/Documents and settings for my friend and that account doesn't exist, so there is no folder.

It's taking 19,992mb and 19,923mb, because there are two instances of the program. How can I uninstall something that technically doesn't really exist? I don't want to restore my computer if I can avoid it.

Answer:Add/Remove Programs Cannot Remove Program: Can't Find It

No need to reformat you will however need to edit the registry.
Are you feeling comfortable to edit the registry?

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i am trying to remove driver fine from add and remove programs. when i ask to remove it says it is all ready running turn it off and try again how do i turn it off . i close it but that dont work.

Answer:Remove driver fine from XP Add/Remove program

Go into Windows Task manager and look under processes. It is probably running as a service and the service needs to be closed. Close it there.Stuart

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Did all suggestings by malware tips to remove sweetpacks and all seemed fine. However, under add/remove programs Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.9 by Sweetpacks is listed.
When I tried to uninstall it re-installed itself. It blcoks acces to tool/ie options so not able to reset internet explorer. Did a system restore and all is fine but it is still listed in the add/remove programs.

Also ran ccleaner, malwarebytes, spybot, wise registry cleaner, and nothing helps.


Answer:Can't remove Sweetpacks toolbar in add/remove programs

Hi and welcome to MalwareTips!

I'm Fiery and I would gladly assist you in removing the malware on your computer.

PLEASE NOTE: The first 3 posts of ALL new members require approval by mods/admins. Please be patient if you don't see your post immediately after submitting it.

Before we start:

Note that the removal process is not immediate. Depending on the severity of your infection, it could take a long time.
Malware removal can be dangerous. I cannot guarantee the safety of your system as malware can be unpredictable. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system. Therefore, I would advise you to backup all your important files before we start.
Please be patient and stay with me until I give you the green lights and inform you that your PC is clean.
Some tools may be flagged by your antivirus as harmful. Rest assure that ALL the tools we use are safe, the detections are false positives.
The absence of symptoms does not mean your PC is fully disinfected.
If you are unclear about the instructions, please stop and ask. Following the steps in the order that I post them in is vital.
Lastly, if you have requested help on other sites, that will delay and hinder the removal process. Please only stick to one site.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool(For Vista o... Read more

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My son had Max payne 2 on my laptop computer and has removed it - or so he says. It is still in the add/remove programs list though. (Win Xp home) If I select it and click "Remove" I just get an error message saying that "the uninstall wizard has encountered a problem and will now close" there doesn't appear to be any files referring to Max Payne 2 on the hard drive.How do I delete this from the add/remove programs list? It's just annoying really, not doing any harm.There is another program (can't remember which) that he also "removed" and when I click on "remove", the uninstall wizard seems to start working - progress bar up to half way across - then it just disappears - any ideas?

Answer:Remove Item From Add/Remove Programs List

click here Try this

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hey guys and sorry if im reposting something that has been asked a million times before but my search isnt working when i try because the school's server is acting up really bad today.

i have a computer with 2 hard drives and i took out the second hard drive because im selling the computer but i still want the programs on it, which will run still without any extra files from the C: drive. so my question is this, how can i remove items from the add/remove programs list in the control panel without actually removing them? some i can go through and when it trys to uninstall something itll come up with an error and it will ask me if I want to remove the program from the list but other's dont work that way. any help would be great!

Answer:remove items from add/remove programs list

THe question is how does anybody know that the programs on drive D: do not have files on drive C:? If you want the programs that are used you have to install them again on the new computer, Windows of any version registers these programs in the system registry so therefore they have to be installed. The data is different this is not in the registry and can be backed up easily by making the drive a slave drive on the secondary IDE cable.

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I downloaded a CD of a friend's Civil War research to my "Documents" file. Seems to be an Alpha Five v8 application with dozens of files. Not in the Add/Remove tool. When I try to manually delete files, copies of each are made. Icon the CD created on desktop won't open the alpha5.exe.manifest it calls up. How do I remove everything?? Computer running Windows XP3, 7 year old Compaq Presario...slow, but enough for my needs.

Answer:Solved: How to remove application and files not in Add/Remove?

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how to remove icon from control panel add/remove.i have reinstalled nokia pc suite then uninstalled again but the nokia cable driver icon/listing is still in there,there is no option to remove it,it just says used rarely.i have tried ccleaner,regcleaner,but the b....r is still there,thanks for looking,

Answer:how to remove icon from control panel add/remove

found another thread here click herethis done it

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I tried to remove this program on add and remove program on my computer but it didn't work. What can I do?

Answer:How to remove this form add and remove programs on your comp

Hello pickles3579, what program are you trying to get rid of? What operating system? I am moving this topic to a forum where you will hopefully find some help if you provide more information.

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when I try to uninstall my Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 from my Dell desktop pc using add/remove, I get the following message.

"The install script engine on this machine is older than the version required to run this setup.If available please install the latest version of lsscript.msi, or contact your support personell for further assisstance"

can anyone help me to remove this program?

I have ordered Roxio Creator 2009 from do you know if installing the RC2009 will automatically remove the EMC7? or will I have problems installing the newer Roxio Creator 2009 because something is missing from the older Roxio program?

Answer:add/remove does not work to remove Roxio program

REMC 9 will overwrite 7. But for a clean install, use the Revo Uninstaller program be sure to use the Advanced option to remove the registry keys as well.

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Greetings. First off, I wasn't quite sure where to put this, so I apologize if this is in the wrong forum area.

Now for the problem.

Two months ago I uninstalled Final Fantasy XI and Playonline Viewer. However Playonline Viewer and Playonline Viewer Tetra Master still appear in the Add/Remove programs list.

I have tried removing said program via regedit but I can't seem to find it in there.

I can't find anything about it anywhere on my system, yet it still appears on the list.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Can't remove uninstalled program with Add/Remove Programs

I would try reinstalling the program and then running the uninstaller again.

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How can i get the popup window c:/windows/system32/yozogate.dll and c:/windows/system32/jazuyana.dll upon turning on my computer? It says file cannot be found. I beleive my Norton removed it but i still get the popup AND i am getting redirected when i get online and search everytime. Thanks!

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I'm going MAD with all the ads and constant popups and links to other pages. I can't seem to get rid of this stupid PRiicechop bug. I need help!

Answer:Can't remove Priicechop in Mozilla. Won't remove or disable in Add ons


They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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...and it's giving me hell. I installed the Eset NOD32 3.0 antivirus, I wanted to give it a go. I disliked it, had a lot of trouble with it, and finally tried to remove it. For some reason I couldn't remove it on a conventional way, using the add/remove tool, so I removed it from my windows startup list, and then physically removed the folder from my HDD, and then used PC Tools Registry Mechanic thinking that it would do the trick...but it didn't. Now I'm stuck with the ghost of the NOD32 3.0 haunting my add/remove programs list, and I can't do anything to remove it. I tried various registry cleaning programs, but I just can't find it in the lists.

Here's a screen cap of it:
So, any ideas on what I can do to clear this?

The main problem is...I can't install any other Eset antivirus (I wanted to go to NOD32 2.7) while this thing is still in my add/remove list!

BTW, I'm using Home edition winXP with SP3.

Answer:Solved: Can't remove an item from the add/remove list...

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I uninstalled a prgm using its uninstaller but it still appears in the add/remove program list and in my program list accessed from START button. The prgm was definatley uninstalled can't be run and is completely gone from my system. I'm using XP Home.

Answer:remove uninstalled prgms from add/remove list

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I use Windows XP. I have two problems using the Add/Remove function in my Control Panel: specifically I want to remove a program called "Creative Zen V Series (R2). The prompt after attempting to remove comes back with "The specific module could not be found" and leaves the program showing. I need to get rid of this entry.

Secondly I want to remove "Calendar Creator 9" and when this is selected to remove, I get a prompt that says "To install the program it must first be removed using the Control Panel function Add/Remove. This is frustrating as that is exactly what I'm trying to do, NOT INSTALL the program again.

Could use some help with this. Remaining programs can be removed easily using the add/remove function.


Answer:Cannot remove program using Add/Remove in Control Panel

Uninstall Both the Programs Manually

To remove the invalid/orphaned entries from the Add/Remove applet manually [Windows 2000/XP]

1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
2. Locate the following key in the registry:
3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
4. Make sure you backup the keys by exporting them to a .reg file.
5. Look for the name of the program with the orphaned entry.
6. Delete the entire listing for the software with the orphaned entry.
7. Close the registry editor.
8. Restart your computer.

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Have Win XP Home Ed. 2002 SP3. Noticed I had 2 versions of Adobe Reader: 8.1.1 and 10. I wanted to remove the older 8.1.1 version, went to Control Panel > Add/Remove menu > highlighted Adobe Reader 8.1.1 > hit remove and got this message:

"this patch package could not be opened. Verify that this package patch exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vedor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package"

Then I saw on another similar post about using CCleaner to remove it. I went to Tools > highlighted Adobe Reader > clicked Run Uninstaller > got the exact same message as above.

What can I do next? Thank you for taking my concern.

Answer:Cannot Remove Adobe Reader 8.1.1 from Add/Remove Menu. Please Help!

Unfortunately, Adobe is notorious for leaving behind pieces of programs when it updates to a new version. You can check out Adobe forums and search on the reader forum, where likely many others have encountered your same problem. Some of the answers may be helpful.

Revo Uninstaller is an excellent uninstall program, and removes programs more completely than MS add/remove programs. It's free. Be careful in the advanced portions, that you don't delete an entry by mistake.

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