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how do I get rid of a null application tag?

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  1. Marc`

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    Hi,

    I run Win2K Pro SP4 / IE6 SP1, fully up-to-date with all updates.

    I recently downloaded an app and installed it. It didn't work as I would have liked so I uninstalled it through the "Add / Remove Programs" window of the Control Panel.

    The application's been removed but I find I'm left with something called "Web Savings from Ebates" in the Add / Remove window. I've run Ad-Aware and Spybot (both up to date) and removed the application itself. However, I'm still left with the app name in the Add / Remove Programs window and, despite trying to uninstall it individually, I can't because the application has been removed.

    How do I get rid of the empty (null) tag in the Add / Remove Programs Window?

    Thanks in advance,
    Marc
     
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    Make sure you backup the registry before editing.
    Select Start > Run

    type "regedit",without quotes, and press Enter.

    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

    The Add/Remove Programs list is built from the keys listed beneath the Uninstall folder.

    Locate the key for the program that has been uninstalled, right click the key and click Delete.

    Be very careful. Once the key has been deleted it's impossible to use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall if you make an incorrect selection
     
  3. Marc`

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    Hi Rude,

    It worked a charm. Thank you; I appreciate your help!

    Marc
     
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    You're welcome,I'm glad it worked for you.
     
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