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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Scribner2448, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Scribner2448

    Scribner2448 Thread Starter

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    I noticed that when I go into my control panel settings I have a WildTangent icon. When I right click on it to delete it, the only options are to open or create shortcut. When I posted a problem here before they had me get rid of WildTangent, but it looks like I still have it, or got it again. How do I get rid of this?
     
  2. columbo

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    Hi,

    I found this on their support site:

    Due to the way that Windows XP caches programs, you may still see the WildTangent icon in your Control Panel when uninstalling from Windows XP. A possible solution to this problem is to run REGEDIT, and delete any instance of wtcpl.dll (You can run a Search to find locations of wtcpl.dll). This may not work in all situations, but we are researching a solution to this problem.

    Hope that helps

    Columbo
     
  3. Scribner2448

    Scribner2448 Thread Starter

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    I just wanted to let you know that I am running Windows 98...I don't know if that makes a difference...
     
  4. columbo

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    Well,

    You could still run REGEDIT and delete any entries relating to wtcpl.dll.

    Try it and see if that works......(I'm guessing that you've already checked Add/Remove Programs, and there are no WildTangent Web Driver entries in there, right?)
     
  5. Scribner2448

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    No, nothing in add/remove. I have done a search in the registry and it doesn't find anything there either.
     
  6. Mosaic1

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    Do a find files for it. If you find it on the hard drive, remove it.
     
  7. Scribner2448

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    I did a find files for it and had a bunch of them on the hard drive, so I removed all of them, the icon still shows up in my control panel. Underneath it, it says WildTangent Control Panel. Any idea how this got there and if will hurt anything?
     
  8. TOGG

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    Scribner2448,

    Spybot S&D has a description of WildTangent and what it does which you can check by searching the website or by d/l the program and checking its database ;http://security.kolla.de/

    I think the Spybot program will remove whatever is left of WildTangent plus lots of other stuff you don't need. Search 'Spybot' here on TSG and you should find detailed instructions on how to install and use it.
     
  9. TonyKlein

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    Close Control Panel, an do a Find Files for wtcpl.cpl

    It'll be in your Windows\System directory. Delete it, and your Wild Tangent Control Panel applet will be gone.

    Cheers,
     
  10. Scribner2448

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    Yep! That worked, Thank You so much :) ....
     
  11. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    No prob! :)
     
  12. stinky1141

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    i removed wildtangent a while back from my control panel, but am now getting recurring effects. the same as when the wild tangent icon was there. but it isn't there now. i have no idea what to look for? anyone else with this?
     
  13. Chloe50621

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    I also having a problem with Wild Tangent. I think that I got it when I installed the AOL Instant Messenger. I removed the Instant Messenger, I did a search with Spy Bot Search & Destroy & it removed the spyware but the icon is still in my Control Panel. When I go to the Add & Removed programs it is in there - I have tried to remove it but it keeps coming back - it won't remove in the Add/Remove programs.
    How do I go about removing it for good?? Thanks!
    Chloe
     
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    Thank you so much! I put in the Search box wtcpl.cpl and deleted them (3)and it is all gone now, even the one in the Add/Remove Panel.
    I know that it was from AOL Instant Mess. as I keep a check on the adware with Spybot and it always says that there is none, until I downloaded the Inst. Mess. and it filled it up! It also was causing shut down problems with my computer so I removed it, but the Wild Tangent part didn't want to go.
    Thanks again! Chloe
     
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