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(Solved) Downloaded a program

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by cindoo2001, Aug 9, 2001.

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  1. cindoo2001

    cindoo2001 Thread Starter

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    called mgi video wave, it was a trial demo. Well now the trial is up, I rarely used it, I'm a newbie so can someone tell me how I get rid of the program and all its files? Since it was a trial demo if I decide to try it again at a later date, can I download the free trial again? Thanks for any suggestions....Cindoo
    Hope I put this post in the right place.
     
  2. Bryan

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    I would assume it'll be listed under Add/RemovePrograms so remove it this way.

    Start>Settings>ControlPanel>Add/RemovePrograms. Scroll down and highlight MGI Video Wave. Once it's highlighted, click on the Add/Remove button to remove it.
     
  3. cindoo2001

    cindoo2001 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Bryan,
    I just uninstalled the program, but I went to search and when I search for files or folders on mgi it pulls up the entire folder with several items including the setup icon, what should I do with this? Do I leave it there or do I need to delete these items? Is it possible that these folders are being shared with another program? Sorry for asking so many questions but this is the first program I have ever uninstalled. Thanks Newbie Cindoo....






     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    It is possible that some of the files could be used by other applications. The best way to determine if you need the files is to zip them.

    Don't zip the setup.exe as this is a program and Windows advises not to delete these. The reason why zip is you create copies of the files, delete the ones left in the folder.

    Then, if you reboot or have problems with other applications, you can go to Safe Mode and extract the files back out of the zip, so that the system is restored.

    I am assuming that the files are all in one folder.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  5. Kento

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    What's the name of the folder you found? If you know it's for mgi video wave then you can delete it if you uninstalled that program.

    "Since it was a trial demo if I decide to try it again at a later date, can I download the free trial again?"

    You can download it but you won't be able to install and run it. Free trial demos put encrypted entries in your registry that the install program will look for when you try to install it again. If it finds them it won't install. The only real way to remove those encrypted registry entries so you can install the free trial again is to reformat the computer. However if you know of any experienced hackers, they may be able to track them down and delete them from the registry. Then again probably not.
     
  6. cindoo2001

    cindoo2001 Thread Starter

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    :) Thanks for all the help I think I deleted the right folder I haven't had any problems yet.....You guys are the best ..It was a neat program but I just didn't use enough to keep it..Maybe when I get a lilttle more familiar with everything else....... Thanks Again ....Newbie Cindoo :)
     
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