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can't uninstall TweakUI.cpl

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  1. lalao

    lalao Thread Starter

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    I have windows 2000 pro. In the control panel there's a prog called Tweakui ,with the icon. however it's not in the add remove prog. I don't know how it got there (maybe with some other prog I download?) but I want to get rid of it. I saw it in system 32 (a dll). Can I just delete that, or what should I do? I'm a newbi to this, and would much appreciate your help, Thankyou
     
  2. brindle

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    Not familure with w2000 at all so will not suggest a solution but I do have a guestion, why would you want to delete tweakUI and was it something you D\L or did it come with your OS.
     
  3. lalao

    lalao Thread Starter

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    I have no idea where it came from- I just want to get rid of it.
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    It's a very popular MS "tweaking" program, and I recommend it.

    If you doubleclick the Control Panel icon, is the program launched at all?
     
  5. lalao

    lalao Thread Starter

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    yes, the prog. is launched when I click on it- Iheard there was a better tweaking prog- but I want to get rid of this first- like I said , I don't know where it came from
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    If you're determined to get rid of it (WHY?) , and you can't find an uninstaller, do a Find Files for Tweakui

    You will find three or more of the following:

    Tweakui.cpl
    Tweakui.inf
    Tweakui.hlp
    Tweakui.cnt
    Tweakui.gid
    Tweakui.fts

    Delete all of them. That will completely remove TweakUI, as nothing's written to the Registry during install.
     
  7. brindle

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    I have tweakUI.cnt in my 98se registry
     
  8. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Yeah, but it is of no importance.

    Tweakui.cnt is just a by-product created when you run the Tweakui Help file, and the mention of it somewwhere in the Registry doesn't exactly contribute to "registry bloat".
     
  9. brindle

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    Thanks TonyK for the info...I didn't mean to but in was really asking a question of you.I have 98se and this post is about 2000. I phrased it as a statement, shame on me
     
  10. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    No prob! :)
     
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