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uninstalled programs still listed in control panel

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by kimmer13, Jan 18, 2002.

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  1. kimmer13

    kimmer13 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have uninstalled apps that are still listed in control panel's add/remove. if i click on it to remove it there it says it can't.
    Two are games which had their own uninstall
    one is Kazaa which i used Ad-aware to remove
    one is Norton Systemworks 2001 (which i plan to reinstall, but not sure if i can if it's still on the system here)

    How do I make sure they are completely uninstalled and how do I get them off this listing?
    kimm
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Ad-Aware doesn't remove Kazaa. Only the spyware associated with it.

    If you're unable to uninstall Kazaa through Add-remove Software , I'd advise you to reinstall Kazaa, reboot, uninstall it again, and afterwards run Ad-Aware to get rid of the associated spyware.

    As for things you uninstalled the correct way, but which are nevertheless still shown in the Add-remove Software list, go to Start/Run, and type Regedit.
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/microsoft/windows/CurrentVersion/uninstall, find the Adsgone 'folder', or Registry (sub)key, which in fact it is, highlight it, and hit delete.

    Third party programs like TweakUI and RegCleaner also allow you to do that, if you don't feel like editing the registry manually.

    Good luck,
     
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