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#1 BabyG


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Posted 06 November 2005 - 10:02 AM


I am new to this forum group. I'm hoping you all can help me.

Is there any way to remove the name of a program from the Add/Remove list that is no longer on your computer?

Also, I have been trying to uninstall NetZero from my computer, and every time I try (through Add/Remove, Norton System Works, etc.), I get a message telling me I must be logged on as administrator, or have administrative privelages. This is a home computer, and the user that I am always logged on as, has full admin priveleges. I have tried logging on as admin, but it makes no difference.

I have ran spybot S&D, AdAware SE Personal, & Norton Virus Scan, all with the latest updates, so I know (or at least am pretty sure .... I think) it hasn't anything to do with spyware, adware, or a virus. So what could it be?

Any help or suggestions would be very appreciated.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 12:19 PM

Welcome to the forum!

Take a look at this:


There is a program called Uninstall Plus that you will be able to download a free trial of. It is pretty effective at uninstalling programs, or finishing the uninstall of programs that you have already tried and failed to uninstall.

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 12:53 PM

One of our Tutorials:
How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add Remove Programs List

You can try to uninstall NetZero from Safe Mode.
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Posted 06 November 2005 - 01:18 PM

Another thing you could try is reinstalling NetZero then uninstalling it. Usually that works if the uninstaller is corrupt.

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 09:47 PM

Just to add to your options:

RegCleaner (last freeware version here: http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/ (about 1/4 of the way down the page) says that it will do this.

Download Total Uninstall (last freeware version here: http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page10.html (about of the way down the page) has worked well for me - like so:

1) Remove all traces of the old program from your drive and registry WITHOUT taking any chances (and back them up too!)
2) Install Total Uninstall
3) Install the old program and monitor it with Total Uninstall
4) Use Total Uninstall to remove it - then use the log feature to identify for manual removal any items that it says it couldn't automatically remove.
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