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AntiMalware in Appwiz


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#1 macBleepOrb

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:50 AM

I have a laptop which has been infected with AntiMalware. It is now clean. However, there is still an entry for it in "Add or Remove Programs". As I am unwilling to execute any code possibly created my the virus writers I was hoping for some expert advice on what is the best way to remove this ?

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:35 PM

If Add/Remove Programs is showing an entry but the program/folder for AntiMalware has been removed, then its an orphaned entry. You can remove orphaned entries in the registry but a much safer and easier way to do this is to download and use a third party program like MyUninstaller or RevoUninstaller. After launching the program, right-click on the entry and choose the option to "Delete the selected entry".

To fix manually in the registry, refer to:CAUTION: This step involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable. ERUNT is an excellent free tool that allows you to to take a snapshot (backup) of your registry before making changes and restore it when needed.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 05:45 AM

Thanks. As it happens, after checking that the folder was removed, I decided to test the "remove" thro appwiz and it offered to delete the orphan from the list.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:01 AM

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