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How Do I Uninstall Hijackthis & Dss?

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#1 tia08


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:44 AM

I was here a couple of weeks ago about my computer.
I guess everything was cleaned so how do i remove hijackthis & dss without messing up anything?

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 12:06 PM

Go to Add Remove programs and uninstall.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:06 PM

Are you sure? My HJT just runs once unzipped. It never is installed in the Add/Remove and add stuff to the registry sense, is it ?
I don't understand why uninstall HJT when it's such a useful diagnostic tool if for nothing else but to get a good list of few important things for comparing later.

Edited by tos226, 26 August 2008 - 08:07 PM.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:27 PM

As Queen -Evie stated you can remove HJT from the Control Panel.

DSS .. search for DSS.exe and delete.
DSS is out of service for now until an item is fixed.

Personally I uninstall HJT and Install as needed. No sense even running a n out of date version. Plus it is not a toy and should not be used by some one who is not trained to use it. Eliminating one wrong line can render a PC useless or unbootable..
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 12:12 AM

For HijackThis, if it's not listed in Add/Remove, you can go to Config... and then select Misc Tools. Scroll down and choose Uninstall HijackThis and exit.

The above removes all registry entries created by the running of the tool. After that's done, just find the HijackThis exe and delete it.

DSS is a standalone program, which means it only requires deleting the exe. Do note that when ran it creates a folder in C: called Deckard, you may wish to delete that folder as well. As stated above, DSS should not be run now.
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