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Cant delete 2020 Search

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Kiki768, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. Kiki768

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    I had some help deleting some problems from my hijack this log but I cant seem to delete the 2020 Search from my Add/Remove programs. Ive tried to delete it on safe mode and on normal mode. Can anyone help.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    How was it "removed" originally? Have you deleted the programs folder for it? Are there any executables still running?

    If you are just seeing it in Add/Remove programs and no place else, that's a registry edit.

    You must find the listing for the program under this key (run regedit):

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

    And right click on it and delete it. It's possible it might be one of the "clsid" keys (numbered entries). If you don't find a program folder name, you must open each clsid and look in the right pane for it. If you are in doubt, don't delete anything, or select File > Export and save the key first as a reg file. You can restore it by doubleclicking
     
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