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Unable to uninstall any programs


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#1 Bobbert

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:58 PM

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Mmk.. So I had a vundo infection and I got rid of all infections on my computer thanks to the HJT forum. Anyway, any programs installed prior to the attack date, 3 days ago, I cannot uninstall, they are all considered "Invalid Programs", I have no clue why, and quite frankly I do not want to reinstall all those programs, most of them are windows updates. So I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me some help. :thumbsup:.

Thanks in advance!

Oh and I have Windows Xp Professional and I use TuneUP Utilities 2008 to normally fix my problems, and well it just didn't pick up anything at all.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 10:46 AM

Malware...and the removal of malware...often impairs key Windows files.

How about posting a screen shot from XP's Add/Remove Programs window...rather than your TuneUp program?

Do you have an XP install CD?

Have you tried a repair install of XP?

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

System manufacturer and model?

Do you have system backups that can be used?

Have you tried System Restore function of XP?

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:01 PM

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The Add/Remove Programs window was in the last picture, but there it is by itself ^.

I do not have an XP CD, so I cannot try the repair install.

System Manufacturer - HP, Compaq Presario SR170NX.

And because of the virus I cannot do a system restore, to a point where it would be usefull, the only restore points I have is when i was fixing the malware situation.


I have also noticed that a lot of programs installed aren't showing up on the Add/Remove list. I just noticed this whilst taking the screen shot. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:21 PM

My guess would be that you need to do a clean install...or restore a backup maintained somewhere.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:38 PM

download Asquared from this link update and do a full scan.



http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:12 PM

2good,

Bobbert has already had all the malware removed from the system. An infection is not now the cause of the problem.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:07 PM

I don't know if this will help or not, Twister Anti-virus by Filseclab has a section in it that can help repair many Windows features. It has been a while since I used it had 20 or so sections it could repair.

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