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How to uninstall PCTools Registry Mechanic

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by DickL, Dec 9, 2005.

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  1. DickL

    DickL Thread Starter

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    After a snafu caused by PCTools Registry Mechanic (RM) - see Registry Checker nightmare [casued by Registry Mechanic] - I decided to uninstall it. To say their tech support is lame is to put it mildly. Their excuse: "We are very busy after getting an editors choice award." The result: it takes 10 days to get an e-mail reply from their tech "support" (no phone support available). Therefore, I thought I'd pose the question here so I get an answer before the end of the year.

    The RM program does not show up on the Windows 98 SE Control Panel Add/Remove list but it does have an uninstall utility in the RM program group.

    Given that RM made my computer completely useless I'm concerned about the fact that I cannot remove it using Windows Add/Remove. Is there anything in the registry or anywhere else I should check after running their uninstall program to make sure it's completely out of my life?
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

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    Hi..start>run>type regedit..click on
    Hkey_Current_User..>software..scroll down to RM..Click on Edit>delete..
    Hkey_Local_Machine..>software.. " " " ..Click on Edit>delete..
    Hkey_User...>either your name or software " ..click on Edit>delete..
    You may find other entries to RM in the registry..
    Be careful that you only delete referencies to RM..whats removed from registry is gone for good..
     
  3. DickL

    DickL Thread Starter

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    Thanks Blues..
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    I'm using Registry Mechanic 5.0.0.144 in all 3 of my computers and it works fine. (y)

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  5. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I edited the title of this thread. Remember this is a family forum. (y)
     
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