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I can't uninstall this program


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#1 Maggiemae

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 01:28 AM

Please help me....I download a "calendar" that I thought was going to be easy to use...Instead of one desktop calendar I ended up with several on the desktop and 4 icons on the taskbar :thumbsup: I tried to uninstall the program, but was told I couldn't....I think I've really done it this time :flowers:

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:15 AM

Have you tried to uninstall the program in Safe Mode?
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 04:33 PM

Sounds like something like that may well come under the definition of adware, so maybe if you just run ad-aware or spybot then it would fix it?

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 11:19 PM

Thank you both so much for replying to my post....You are right, "robinofnotts". After running the Adware SE, this "download" was adware. Hopefully, if I done it right, the problems this download would have created is halted. As for "uninstalling in the safe mode"...

Well, "tg2911", I don't have any idea where the safe mode is. I tried looking at an illustration by Microsoft, but it looked so complicated, I didn't do anything with it. :thumbsup: What are the chances of leaving what is left of this download on my computer? I ran the AV and Spybot S&D, nothing coming up with either one of these programs. Thanks again for your help. :flowers:

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 11:33 PM

If Ad-AwareSE caught the sypware and quarantined it, then chances are you are completely safe, as it has been rendered harmless. Wait a day, then you can delete it from quarantine.
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BP has a tutorial on using "Safe Mode:"
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

Knowing about this feature of Windows can prove useful, especially when running scandisk and defragging, or to eliminate certain viruses.
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