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#1 BNDAZ

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:15 PM

New laptop uninstalling stuff that came on it with revo uninstaller...except i accidentally allow windows to restart( prompted by McAfee installer) before i allowed revo to "clean up"
so in the system tray notification dialogue, McAfee remains. How do i get rid of it?
Is there a way to "clean out" the rouge entries ( wherever they are) left from uninstalls that remain in menus and such?

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:38 PM

Run this tool to remove McAfee leftovers: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/McAfee-Consumer-Product-Removal-Tool.shtml

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

ive already run that tool and though it removed the desktop icon(broken) the MCAfee , along with one other program ( mywinlocker) suite notification icon remain in:
rightclick taskbar/
properties /notification area/customize

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:44 PM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:24 PM

How to Reset the Notification Area Icons Cache in Windows 7 and Vista http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/13102-notification-area-icons-reset.html

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 01:33 AM

autoruns txt attached.
should i attempt the link posted by Union Thug ?

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:36 AM

should i attempt the link posted by Union Thug ?

Sure thing.
I don't see any of your items loading in Autoruns.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:21 PM

the instructions in the link worked to remove the mcafee icon form the notification area.

That said do you see anything in the autoruns file that can be or should be "turned off" so to speak? is there a general guideline of sorts?

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:45 PM

You're fine. I don't see any unnecessary startups.

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