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  1. principessa

    principessa Thread Starter

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    dear community,

    i apologize if i'm posting in the wrong place ...i wanted to ask some experienced folk whether i could remove some items from my computer, to streamline what i have installed... for example:

    (i have included some screen shots of what revo uninstaller shows as installed on my machine, if that might help! and here are descriptions)

    i have what i believe is the most recent version of java, but there are still older versions leftover,

    and there are several "adobe" components, that im not sure if i need all of (...and if i was to install an alternative program, like foxit reader, do any of you happen to know if i could uninstall all adobe components without any ill effects? i am concerned that adobe takes up a lot of storage and/or memory resources...)

    and all of the microsoft.net framework, and visual c++ (and "visual j"), and MSXML installations, do i need to keep all?

    and some things (i've tried googling what they are before asking of you, but haven't gotten very far, and don't want to make a poor choice and nuke my operating system!) ...im just not sure if they are essential or necessary, for example:

    what's called "aol install," and "aol coach." i do have and use aol, but im not sure if i need both of these.

    conexant (modem?) and dell wlan wireless card (are both of these what make it possible to connect to the internet?)

    and how about "digital line detect," "modem diagnostics," and "net waiting," are all 3 essential?

    and "divx plus directshow" and "divx setup" - do i need to keep both of these?

    and lastly, rtc client and opencase media agent,

    and dell photos and videos launcher? i don't know what these are and whether i need them

    thank you so much to anyone who took the time to read this post...

    ~principessa
     

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  2. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Is your computer running Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit?

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    Don't jump the gun and uninstall/remove anything yet that you're not sure about.

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  3. principessa

    principessa Thread Starter

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    hi :) i am using windows vista...thanks for responding so quickly :)
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    You didn't advise if it's the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows Vista.

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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 it to install it.

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

    After it's been installed, restart the computer.

    After the computer settles down from the restart, start HiJackThis 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.

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  5. principessa

    principessa Thread Starter

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    i am sorry, i thought the 32 bit or 64 bit classification was only regarding windows 7... i checked and, i have a 32 bit (windows vista) system

    here's my log...

    7-Zip 4.65
    Adobe AIR
    Adobe AIR
    Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
    Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.4)
    Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6
    AIM 7
    AOL Coach Version 1.0(Build:20020929.1)
    AOL Install
    AOL Uninstaller (Choose which Products to Remove)
    aTube Catcher
    avast! Free Antivirus
    Captcha.trader Mipony Plugin 1.0
    CashCrate Toolbar
    Conexant HDA D330 MDC V.92 Modem
    D3DX10
    Dell Touchpad
    Dell Wireless WLAN Card
    Digital Line Detect
    DivX Plus DirectShow Filters
    DivX Setup
    Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
    Download Updater (AOL LLC)
    Eraser 6.0.7.1893
    Eudora (8.0b6)
    Evernote v. 4.1
    Gadwin PrintScreen
    Google Update Helper
    HiJackThis
    Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
    Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
    IB Updater 2.0.0.538
    InboxDollars
    Indeo® Software
    Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager
    Java 7 Update 9
    Java(TM) 6 Update 29
    JavaFX 2.1.1
    Junk Mail filter update
    Machete 3.7
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.62.0.1300
    Media Player Codec Pack 3.9.2
    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 .NET Framework 4 Extended
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Silverlight
    Microsoft VC9 runtime libraries
    Microsoft VC9 runtime libraries
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ATL Update kb973924 - x86 9.0.30729.4148
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
    Microsoft Visual J# 2.0 Redistributable Package
    Modem Diagnostic Tool
    Mozilla Firefox 16.0.2 (x86 en-US)
    Mozilla Maintenance Service
    MSVCRT
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
    Music, Photos & Videos Launcher
    MyPoints Point Finder
    NetWaiting
    Notebook Hardware Control 2.0 Pre-Release-06 Bugfix
    OGA Notifier 2.0.0048.0
    OpenCASE Media Agent
    QuickSet
    RealPlayer Basic
    Revo Uninstaller 1.94
    RTC Client API v1.2
    SAMSUNG USB Driver for Mobile Phones V5.16.0.0
    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 (KB2572078)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2604121)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2633870)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2656351)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2656368)
    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 .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2416472)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2487367)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2656351)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596615) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596672) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596744) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596754) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596785) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596792) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596856) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596871) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2597162) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2597969) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2687314) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2687441) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB2597161) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 (KB2687440) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596764) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596912) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB2687315) 32-Bit Edition
    Segoe UI
    Sonic Activation Module
    swMSM
    Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
    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 .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2468871)
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2533523)
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2600217)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Help for Common Features (KB963673)
    Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help (KB963678)
    Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 Help (KB963670)
    Update for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007 Help (KB963669)
    Update for Microsoft Office Script Editor Help (KB963671)
    Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 Help (KB963665)
    URLGather 2.0
    VC80CRTRedist - 8.0.50727.6195
    Video Encoder 1.0.5
    Viewpoint Media Player
    VLC media player 0.9.2
    VZAccess Manager
    Windows Live Communications Platform
    Windows Live Essentials
    Windows Live Essentials
    Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant
    Windows Live Installer
    Windows Live Mail
    Windows Live Mail
    Windows Live MIME IFilter
    Windows Live Photo Common
    Windows Live Photo Common
    Windows Live PIMT Platform
    Windows Live SOXE
    Windows Live SOXE Definitions
    Windows Live UX Platform
    Windows Live UX Platform Language Pack
    Windows Live Writer
    Windows Live Writer Resources
    Windows Mobile Device Center
    Windows Mobile Device Center Driver Update
    WinPcap 4.1.2
    Xvid 1.2.1 final uninstall

    and wow, there is a lot more stuff actually there than shown in add & remove programs! :)

    thank you for your guidance :)
     
  6. TechieRanger

    TechieRanger Malware Specialist

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    Hello:)

    Questionable Toolbar/Plugin Uninstall:

    Do you use all those toolbars/browser plugins that are installed?

    CashCrate Toolbar is an open to debate toolbar.

    InboxDollars is an open to debate toolbar.

    MyPoints Point Finder is an open to debate toolbar.

    Next

    It's important to remove older versions of Java since it does not do so automatically and old versions still leave you vulnerable.

    Remove any older versions:

    • Click on Start > Control Panel.
    • Click on Programs and Features.
    • Select the following from the list:


      Java(TM) 6 Update 29
    • Click the Uninstall button.



    Regards,

    Richard:cool:
     
  7. flavallee

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    Unless you actually need and use it, Adobe AIR can be uninstalled.

    Adobe Reader 10.1.4 needs to be updated to version 11.0.0.

    Java(TM) 6 Update 29 can be uninstalled. Only the current version Java 7 Update 9(which you have) is needed.

    The update feature of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.62.0.1300 needs to be run so it can update to version 1.65.1.1000 and update its definition files.

    Mozilla Maintenance Service can be uninstalled.

    VLC Media Player 0.9.2 is very outdated and needs to be updated to version 2.0.4. If you don't need and use it, uninstall it instead.

    Install the free version of SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1014. Make sure to update its definition files during the install process.

    Note: During the update or install process of the above, make sure to uncheck and decline to install any extras, such as toolbars/homepages/browsers, that it offers.

    After you're all done, do the following.

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    Start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    Click "Updates(tab) - Check for Updates".

    When the definition files have updated, click "OK".

    Click "Scanner(tab) - Perform quick scan - Scan".

    If infections or problems are found during the scan, the number of them will be highlighted in red.

    When the scan is finished, click "Show Results".

    Make sure that EVERYTHING is selected, then click "Remove Selected".

    If you're prompted to restart to finish the removal process, click "Yes".

    Start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware again.

    Click "Logs"(tab).

    Highlight the scan log entry, then click "Open".

    When the scan log appears in Notepad, copy-and-paste it here.

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    Start SUPERAntiSpyware.

    Click "Check for Updates".

    When the definition files have updated, click "Close".

    Select the "Quick Scan" option, then click "Scan your Computer".

    If infections or problems are found during the scan, a list will appear and the number of them will be highlighted in red.

    When the scan is finished and the scan summary window appears, click "Continue".

    Make sure that EVERYTHING in the list is selected, then click "Remove Threats".

    Click "OK - Finish".

    If you're prompted to restart to finish the removal process, do so.

    Start SUPERAntiSpyware again.

    Click "View Scan Logs".

    Highlight the scan log entry, then click "View Selected Log".

    When the scan log appears in Notepad, copy-and-paste it here.

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  8. principessa

    principessa Thread Starter

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    flavallee, thanks for getting back :)

    and, richard, it's nice to meet you :)

    ...the cashcrate, inboxdollars, and mypoints toolbars - i know they're there and unfortunately i am temporarily stuck with them...i got involved with those programs and now am trying to get the rest of the required earnings that i can get out :( but as soon as i do, i am so done with them...

    i have uninstalled adobe air, and the mozilla maintenence service.

    about adobe in general, do you happen to know if, i install an alternative program like foxit reader, can i uninstall adobe without ill effects?

    regarding vlc, do you know if it poses a security risk to not have it updated? im a little wary of updating it because, sometimes i update and things do not play well with my computer (this happened with internet explorer 9).

    i tried to remove the older java, both through the control panel, and even with "javara," and it wouldnt remove ...then i used revo and
    ...........revo seems to have uninstalled all java installations...
    have i messed up my computer?
    ...i've visited java's website to see if i could download the latest version but, i'm not sure which version to download, so i need to ask your help
    ...or, would going to a previous system restore point help? that might be a little advanced for me, but with your help i will try...

    i ran the malwarebytes and superantispyware scans but will paste the logs later...i'm worried about java for now...
     
  9. flavallee

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    I personally use Adobe Reader instead of Foxit Reader because Foxit Reader will occasionally not open some PDF files that Adobe Reader will.

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    Outdated programs and plug-ins tend to pose more of a security risk than current ones.

    If you're actually using VLC Media Player, I'm sure that version 2.0.4 is much improved over version 0.9.2.

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    Using a third-party uninstaller, such as Revo Uninstaller, can result in removing more than what you intended to - which is one reason why I don't use them.

    If Revo Uninstaller removed ALL versions of Java, you can reinstall version 7 Update 9(1.7.0.9) from here.

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  10. principessa

    principessa Thread Starter

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    thanks for the super fast response! i am downloading the java file now, and i will update vlc as well... about adobe, i don't use adobe a lot and just want to try foxit ...do you know if there would be any ill effect from removing adobe?

    here are the logs from mbam and sas

    SAS:

    SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
    http://www.superantispyware.com

    Generated 11/15/2012 at 07:13 PM

    Application Version : 5.6.1014

    Core Rules Database Version : 9595
    Trace Rules Database Version: 7407

    Scan type : Quick Scan
    Total Scan Time : 00:16:26

    Operating System Information
    Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit, Service Pack 2 (Build 6.00.6002)
    UAC On - Limited User (Administrator User)

    Memory items scanned : 741
    Memory threats detected : 0
    Registry items scanned : 37469
    Registry threats detected : 0
    File items scanned : 11200
    File threats detected : 16

    Adware.Tracking Cookie
    C:\Users\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\1R3X8WA0.txt [ /tacoda.at.atwola.com ]
    C:\Users\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\K0KG57PX.txt [ /adtechus.com ]
    C:\Users\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\ZL74W16Z.txt [ /imrworldwide.com ]
    C:\Users\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\PP19UT41.txt [ /at.atwola.com ]
    C:\Users\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\MT4Y99JJ.txt [ /doubleclick.net ]
    C:\Users\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\8G6OQI9R.txt [ /atwola.com ]
    C:\USERS\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\61XL6483.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/ ]
    C:\USERS\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\ANKEC8EV.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/ ]
    C:\USERS\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\LUZ3RK39.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/ ]
    C:\USERS\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\URDKF261.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/ ]
    C:\USERS\user1\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\24Z5ZGWX.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/ ]
    C:\USERS\user1\Cookies\1R3X8WA0.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/ ]
    C:\USERS\user1\Cookies\K0KG57PX.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/ ]
    C:\USERS\user1\Cookies\ZL74W16Z.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/cgi-bin ]
    C:\USERS\user1\Cookies\PP19UT41.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/ ]
    C:\USERS\user1\Cookies\MT4Y99JJ.txt [ Cookie:[email protected]/ ]


    MBAM:

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65.1.1000
    www.malwarebytes.org

    Database version: v2012.11.15.08

    Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS
    Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.19328
    user1 :: USER1 [administrator]

    11/15/2012 7:40:11 PM
    mbam-log-2012-11-15 (19-40-11).txt

    Scan type: Quick scan
    Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
    Scan options disabled: P2P
    Objects scanned: 201693
    Time elapsed: 12 minute(s), 16 second(s)

    Memory Processes Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Detected: 6
    HKCR\CLSID\{f34c9277-6577-4dff-b2d7-7d58092f272f} (PUP.Datamngr) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{F34C9277-6577-4DFF-B2D7-7D58092F272F} (PUP.Datamngr) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{F34C9277-6577-4DFF-B2D7-7D58092F272F} (PUP.Datamngr) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{F34C9277-6577-4DFF-B2D7-7D58092F272F} (PUP.Datamngr) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{C1ED9DA0-AFD0-4B90-AC6A-D3874F591014} (PUP.Datamngr) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{C1ED9DA0-AFD0-4B90-AC6A-D3874F591014} (PUP.Datamngr) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    Registry Values Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    (end)
     
  11. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Thanks for the SAS and MBAM scan logs.

    I recommend you run a quick scan with them every couple of weeks(after you first update their definition files), then select and remove what they find.

    This will prevent malware, spyware, rogues, hijackers, adware trackers, etc. from accumulating in your computer.

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    There will be no ill affects from uninstalling Adobe Reader and replacing it with Foxit Reader.

    It will attempt to install a toolbar and other extras during the install process, so read each window carefully so you can decline or uncheck to install those unneeded extras.

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  12. principessa

    principessa Thread Starter

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    GREAT, THANKS! :)

    can i ask you about the other programs...

    the microsoft.net framework, and visual c++ (and "visual j"), and MSXML installations, do i need to keep all?

    and what's called "aol install," and "aol coach." i do have and use aol, but im not sure if i need both of these.

    conexant (modem?) and dell wlan wireless card (are both of these what make it possible to connect to the internet?)

    and how about "digital line detect," "modem diagnostics," and "net waiting," are all 3 essential?

    and "divx plus directshow" and "divx setup" - do i need to keep both of these?

    and lastly, rtc client and opencase media agent,

    and dell photos and videos launcher? i don't know what these are and whether i need them

    there may be more i need to ask you about but wanted to square these away first...thanks again! :)
     
  13. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    The .NET Framework and Visual C++ and MSXML entries are required for certain programs and devices to work, so leave them alone.

    Since you use AOL, leave all its entries alone.

    The Conexant modem and Dell wireless entries are the drivers for those devices, so leave them alone.

    I have no way of knowing if you use and need the others, so leave them alone.

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  14. principessa

    principessa Thread Starter

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    i'm sorry i took so long to write back ...i would like to, as i asked about in my original post, try to remove a few things, if possible, and i wish we could that... best regards :)
     
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