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04-Aug-2012, 10:36 PM #1
Nused Computer Cleanup Assistance
Hi, I have obtained a new/used laptop computer from a friend that I'd like to start using that contains a lot of software that I'd like to remove. It' also has a lot of settings that I'm not familiar with as well as open programs in the bottom right tray which I think should be dissabled. I also wan't to get the proper security software installed and working on here as well. Basically, I just like to clean it up with out completely rebuilding it as it contains a few installed programs i"d like to keep and it seems to work fine.

I've recieved a lot of great assistance from the experienced professionals on this forum for other computers in the past and was hoping someone could help me out with this one as well. Here are the basic specs on this computer.

HP Pavillion dv6700
Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10 GHz 2,10 GHz
3.00 GB RAM
32 Bit Operating System Windows Vista

Thank You Kindly!
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04-Aug-2012, 10:58 PM #2
Hello ribrown,

Click Start.

In the search bar, type MSCONFIG and hit Enter. Click the "Startup" tab.

Write down only the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.

If the "Startup Item" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.

Submit those names here in a vertical list.

Make sure to spell them EXACTLY as you see them there.

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Go here and click the green "Download latest version" link to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.4.

After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it.

Allow it to install in its default location - C:\Program Files.

After it's been installed, start it and allow its main window to load.

Uncheck "Do not show this window when I start HiJackThis".

Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

Click on the "Save List" button.

Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

It'll then open in Notepad.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

Only Trusted Advisors or Malware Removal Experts are allowed to analyze HijackThis logs and/or give malware removal advice. [The programs list I'm having you generate is not included in this warning, but HijackThis is a program commonly used for malware removal, so just a heads-up.]

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Click Start - Run, then type in

%temp%

and then click OK.

Click Start - Run, then type in

c:\windows\temp

and then click OK.

Once those 2 temp folders appear and you can view their contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside them.

If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal behavior. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

If a massive number of files are being deleted, the computer may appear to "hang". Be patient and wait for the deletion process to finish.

After it's done, restart the computer.

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04-Aug-2012, 11:27 PM #3
Well thank you very much Cody for the fast reply. The Start up list has 34 checked items so it may take me about another 45 minutes to type them in here and another 15 to create the Hijack list. I'll try to get them up asap but I don't expect you to reply back right away as I'm sure you've got more important things to do. So please take your time and review the lists and reply at your convienience. And again, I thank you very much for your time and help!

Rick
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04-Aug-2012, 11:30 PM #4
Sorry about that Shooter Thanks for the heads up have reviewed the Rules

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04-Aug-2012, 11:44 PM #5
ribrown,

I should be up for another 30-45 minutes, but after that I am going to be calling it a night.

I will be on tomorrow morning for a couple hours and can review your post then if I don't get to it tonight.
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First, Here is the Startup List.

Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
SM56 Helper Win32 Utlity
RAID Event Monitor
HP QuickPlay
HP QuickTouch One Screen Display
Windows Defender
HP Wireless Assistant
HP Wireless Assistant
Microsoft Windows Operating System
Google Desktop
HP Quick Launch Buttons
HP Health Check Scheduler
PivotSoftware
DT HPW
ArcSoft Connect
Realplayer (32-Bit)
NVIDIA Compatible Windows 7 Display driver, Version 187,66
HD Audio Control Panel
Trend Micro Titanium
Microsoft Office 2010
Quicktime
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
iTunes
hpwuSchd Application
Java (TM) Platform SE Auto Updater 20
Microsoft Windows Operating System
Microsoft Windows Operating System
HP Total Care Advisor
Light Scribe
Google Toolbar Notifier
Adobe Syatems, Inc. Adobe Gamma Loader
Amazon Unbox Video
Kodak EasyShare Software
Logitech Desktop Messenger

Then there are also these 5 items that are listed but are unchecked;
iTunes
MusicMatch Jukebox
Quick Time
Realplayer (32-Bit)
Zune Launcher
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05-Aug-2012, 12:21 AM #7
Captainron, Thank You for the recomendations!
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05-Aug-2012, 12:23 AM #8
Your welcome and good luck your in good hands
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05-Aug-2012, 12:24 AM #9
Hello ribrown,

Click Start.

In the search bar, type MSCONFIG and hit Enter. Click the "Startup" tab.

Remove checkmarks from the following entries:

SM56 Helper Win32 Utlity

HP QuickPlay

HP QuickTouch One Screen Display

HP Wireless Assistant

Microsoft Windows Operating System

Google Desktop

HP Quick Launch Buttons

HP Health Check Scheduler

PivotSoftware

DT HPW

ArcSoft Connect

Realplayer (32-Bit)

NVIDIA Compatible Windows 7 Display driver, Version 187,66

HD Audio Control Panel

Microsoft Office 2010

Quicktime

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager

iTunes

hpwuSchd Application

Java (TM) Platform SE Auto Updater 20

Microsoft Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows Operating System

HP Total Care Advisor

Light Scribe

Google Toolbar Notifier

Adobe Syatems, Inc. Adobe Gamma Loader

Amazon Unbox Video

Kodak EasyShare Software

Logitech Desktop Messenger

Click "OK."

Reboot the machine.

Once in Windows, you will receive a prompt alerting you of the changes we made.

Place a checkmark in the box and click "OK."

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I will review your list of programs in the morning.
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05-Aug-2012, 12:33 AM #10
Then here is the Uninstall list;

3ivx MPEG-4 5.0.1 Decoder (remove only)
Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites
ActiveCheck component for HP Active Support Library
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Adobe Reader X (10.1.3)
Adobe Shockwave Player
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5
AIM 6
Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.10
Amazon Unbox Video
Apple Application Support
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
ArcSoft MediaConverter 2
ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4
ArcSoft Print Creations
ArcSoft Print Creations - Album Page
ArcSoft Print Creations - Funhouse
ArcSoft Print Creations - Greeting Card
ArcSoft Print Creations - Photo Book
ArcSoft Print Creations - Photo Calendar
ArcSoft Print Creations - Scrapbook
ArcSoft Print Creations - Slimline Card
AudibleManager
CCScore
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
CyberLink YouCam
D3DX10
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB982726) 32-Bit Edition
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB982726) 32-Bit Edition
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB982726) 32-Bit Edition
DVD Suite
EA Link
Edraw Max 5.4
ESSBrwr
ESSCDBK
ESScore
ESSgui
ESSini
ESSPCD
ESSPDock
ESSTOOLS
essvatgt
GEAR 32bit Driver Installer
Google Desktop
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Update Helper
Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder (2.0.25149)
HiJackThis
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
HP Active Support Library
HP Customer Experience Enhancements
HP Doc Viewer
HP Easy Setup - Frontend
HP Help and Support
HP My Display
HP Photosmart Essential 2.5
HP Product Detection
HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.40 H2
HP QuickPlay 3.6
HP QuickTouch 1.00 C4
HP Smart Web Printing 4.60
HP Total Care Advisor
HP Update
HP User Guides 0087
HP Wireless Assistant
HPAsset component for HP Active Support Library
HPNetworkAssistant
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
iTunes
Java(TM) 6 Update 2
Java(TM) 6 Update 33
Java(TM) 6 Update 5
Java(TM) 6 Update 7
Junk Mail filter update
Kodak EasyShare software
LabelPrint
LightScribe System Software
LightScribe Template Labeler
Logitech Desktop Messenger
Logitech Vid HD
Mesh Runtime
Messenger Companion
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft Office 2010 Language Pack Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.5
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Outlook Connector
Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English)
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Office Project MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2010
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2010
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2010
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Visio 2010
Microsoft Office Visio MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2010
Microsoft Project 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Project 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Project Professional 2010
Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS Add-in for 2007 Microsoft Office programs
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
Microsoft Visio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Visio Premium 2010
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
MixMeister Express 6.1.6
Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem
Mozilla Firefox (3.0.19)
MSN Toolbar
MSVCRT
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB941833)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
MUSICMATCH Jukebox
muvee autoProducer 6.1
muvee Plugin 1.0
My HP Games
netbrdg
Netflix Movie Viewer
Nikon Message Center
Nikon Transfer
NOOK for PC
NVIDIA Drivers
OfotoXMI
OGA Notifier 2.0.0048.0
OpenOffice.org Installer 1.0
OverDrive Media Console
Picasa 3
Pivot Software
Power2Go
PowerDirector
PVSonyDll
Quest Software Toad Data Modeler - Freeware
QuickTime
RealPlayer
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Rhapsody Player Engine
RICOH R5C83x/84x Flash Media Controller Driver Ver.3.52.02
SDK
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB2604111)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB2657424)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2446708)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2478663)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2518870)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2539636)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2604121)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2656351)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2656368v2)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2656405)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2686827)
Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 (KB2597166) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft InfoPath 2010 (KB2553322) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft InfoPath 2010 (KB2553431) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553091)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553091)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553091)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553096)
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553371) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553447) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553447) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553447) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589320) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589320) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589320) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2598039) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2598039) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2598039) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2598243) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2598243) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2598243) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (KB2553185) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 (KB2566445)
Security Update for Microsoft Visio 2010 (KB2553374) 32-Bit Edition
Security Update for Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 (KB2597981) 32-Bit Edition
Segoe UI
SFR
SHASTA
skin0001
SKINXSDK
staticcr
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
Syncplicity
tek_screenSaver_01
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security
Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Maximum Security
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2468871)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2533523)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2600217)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2494150)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2494150)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2494150)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553065)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553092)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553181) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553181) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553181) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553267) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553270) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553270) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553270) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553270) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553270) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553270) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553270) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553270) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553270) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2566458)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2566458)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2566458)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2596964) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2596964) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2596964) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2597091) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2597091) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2597091) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft OneNote 2010 (KB2553290) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft OneNote 2010 (KB2589345) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2553248) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2553248) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 (KB2553406) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 (KB2553406) 32-Bit Edition
Verizon FiOS Activation
VPRINTOL
Vz In Home Agent
WD Diagnostics
WeatherBug Gadget
Windows Live Communications Platform
Windows Live Essentials
Windows Live Essentials
Windows Live Family Safety
Windows Live Family Safety
Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant
Windows Live Installer
Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mesh
Windows Live Mesh
Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger Companion Core
Windows Live MIME IFilter
Windows Live Movie Maker
Windows Live Movie Maker
Windows Live Photo Common
Windows Live Photo Common
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live PIMT Platform
Windows Live Remote Client
Windows Live Remote Client Resources
Windows Live Remote Service
Windows Live Remote Service Resources
Windows Live SOXE
Windows Live SOXE Definitions
Windows Live Sync
Windows Live UX Platform
Windows Live UX Platform Language Pack
Windows Live Writer
Windows Live Writer
Windows Live Writer
Windows Live Writer Resources
WinSCP 4.1.7
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05-Aug-2012, 08:02 AM #11
You can remove the following programs (unless you know what they are and want to keep them):

Quote:
3ivx MPEG-4 5.0.1 Decoder (remove only)
Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites
ActiveCheck component for HP Active Support Library
AIM 6
Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.10
Amazon Unbox Video
Apple Application Support
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
ArcSoft MediaConverter 2
ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4
ArcSoft Print Creations
ArcSoft Print Creations - Album Page
ArcSoft Print Creations - Funhouse
ArcSoft Print Creations - Greeting Card
ArcSoft Print Creations - Photo Book
ArcSoft Print Creations - Photo Calendar
ArcSoft Print Creations - Scrapbook
ArcSoft Print Creations - Slimline Card
AudibleManager
CCScore
CyberLink YouCam
D3DX10
DVD Suite
EA Link
Edraw Max 5.4
ESSBrwr
ESSCDBK
ESScore
ESSgui
ESSini
ESSPCD
ESSPDock
ESSTOOLS
essvatgt
GEAR 32bit Driver Installer
Google Desktop
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Update Helper
Hauppauge MCE XP/Vista Software Encoder (2.0.25149)
HiJackThis
HP Active Support Library
HP Customer Experience Enhancements
HP Doc Viewer
HP Easy Setup - Frontend
HP Help and Support
HP My Display
HP Photosmart Essential 2.5
HP Product Detection
HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.40 H2
HP QuickPlay 3.6
HP QuickTouch 1.00 C4
HP Smart Web Printing 4.60
HP Total Care Advisor
HP Update
HP User Guides 0087
HP Wireless Assistant
HPAsset component for HP Active Support Library
HPNetworkAssistant
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
iTunes
Java(TM) 6 Update 2
Java(TM) 6 Update 5
Java(TM) 6 Update 7
Kodak EasyShare software
LabelPrint
Logitech Desktop Messenger
Logitech Vid HD
Mesh Runtime
Messenger Companion
MixMeister Express 6.1.6
Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem
MSN Toolbar
MSVCRT
MUSICMATCH Jukebox
muvee autoProducer 6.1
muvee Plugin 1.0
My HP Games
netbrdg
Netflix Movie Viewer
Nikon Message Center
Nikon Transfer
NOOK for PC
NVIDIA Drivers
OfotoXMI
OGA Notifier 2.0.0048.0
OpenOffice.org Installer 1.0
OverDrive Media Console
Picasa 3
Pivot Software
Power2Go
PowerDirector
PVSonyDll
Quest Software Toad Data Modeler - Freeware
QuickTime
Rhapsody Player Engine
RICOH R5C83x/84x Flash Media Controller Driver Ver.3.52.02
SDK
Segoe UI
SFR
SHASTA
skin0001
SKINXSDK
staticcr
Syncplicity
tek_screenSaver_01
Verizon FiOS Activation
VPRINTOL
Vz In Home Agent
WD Diagnostics
WeatherBug Gadget
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Also, did you follow my directions in post #9?
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05-Aug-2012, 11:18 AM #12
OK, Thanks Shooter. Im in the process now of uninstalling as many of the programs as I can from your list. I will probably be at it off and on all day as it takes quite a while. There are a few of the programs that I think I'll keep.

Some of the items on your list I cannot find on the Uninstall program list in the control panel. Is there any other way to uninstall them? ActiveCheck Component, HP User Guide 0087, and HP Assest Component just to name a few.

Also, I'd like to keep using Microsoft Word and Excel without all of the other MS Office programs. Is it possible to get rid of Powerpoint and the other Office components or should I just not worry about deleting them?

I would also like to use the ArcSoft MediaConverter 2 and get rid of all the other ArcSoft crap. Is it ok to uninstall ALL the other ArcSoft programs except only the ArcSoft Media Converter 2 and still have it work correctly?

I will certainly make a post when all the program deletions are complete.
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05-Aug-2012, 11:25 AM #13
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin

both need to be updated to 11.3.300.257
Make sure to select the 32-bit version.

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5
needs to be updated to 11.6.5.635

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.62.0.1300 (free version)
needs to be installed.

Microsoft Silverlight
needs to be updated to 5.1.10411.0

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.19
needs to be updated to 14.0.1
If you don't use it, uninstall it instead.

SUPERAntiSpyware 5.5.0.1012 (free version)
needs to be installed.

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Do NOT uninstall any of the software drivers that are associated with the devices in that laptop, or else you're going to be left with devices that no longer work or work properly.

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Did you install Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security in that laptop?

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What's the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) on the sticker so we can confirm the exact dv6700 series model laptop that you have?

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05-Aug-2012, 11:49 AM #14
Hey Flav.

First, I did NOT install the Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security. That was installed already when I got the computer. Personally, I like AVG, but will am still open for suggestions from you guys as to your opinion on the best virus security software you'd recommend.

Second, I will certainly make those updates and install Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware as I always use them on all of my computers. Currently Im in the process of uninstalling and deleting the programs that Shooter has recommended to me and then I plan to install the SAS and MB programs. Which leads me to my last question.

About uninstalling software drivers. Does that include any of the programs listed in post number 11 from Shooter? To my knowledge, I am only deleting and uninstalling programs that have been installed after the computer was bought which I don't care to ever use.

Thanks for helpin out Flav!
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05-Aug-2012, 12:20 PM #15
Don't forget to provide the model number(M/N) / product number(P/N) on the sticker so we can confirm the exact dv6700 model laptop you have and what devices are in it.

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Personally, I would get rid of Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security and then replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1526.0, but that's your choice.

I also don't recommend AVG 2012 because it's bloated and problematic and contains a file/registry cleaner which can cause you grief if you use it.

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Anything that's associated with that laptop's devices(graphics, audio, network, webcam, etc.) shouldn't be uninstalled.

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What you REALLY need to do is a clean reinstall of Windows Vista so you can get a fresh start with that laptop, but you already stated that you don't want to do that.

It's going to be very difficult and very time-consuming to remove the "debris" from the previous owner, and there's no way to get rid of 100% of it.

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