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Panda continually trys to install on reboot

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by yukonjack, Aug 6, 2006.

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  1. yukonjack

    yukonjack Thread Starter

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    I removed the free trial Panda software from my XP PC and installed AVG. However, now every time I reboot, the InstallShield wizard appears and tries to install Panda. I hit cancel and it stops and then everything works fine. How can I stop the Panda software from trying to install itself every time I reboot?
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi and welcome to TSG.
    Check if Panda is listed in msconfig..which lists start up programs.
    Click start>run>type msconfig>click on start up tab..
    Uncheck Panda if there..apply>ok>reboot.
     
  3. yukonjack

    yukonjack Thread Starter

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    Tried that and Panda is not listed there. Also - to be clear, on reboot the InstallShield Wizard launches and tries to install Panda until I check "cancel".
     
  4. yukonjack

    yukonjack Thread Starter

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    Panda tech support sent me an uninstall utility that opens a DOS window to remove all fragments of Panda code.

    This does not work - Panda still tries to install when I reboot the PC!!!
     
  5. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Are you still having this problem? If so, lets see whats running at startup. I'd ask you do to a list, but XP seems to print off a list as long as your arm and beyond :p

    So, lets take a look at a log instead, as it shows the startup list as well. go to http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

    Regards

    eddie
     
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