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How to uninstall "phantom" program


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#1 weybrew

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:49 PM

I want to uninstall DivX Plus media player but it doesn't show up on the Windows Programs list nor does it appear in the programs list of Revo Uninstaller. It has been installed in the Program Data>DivX folder. Can I just delete DivX file?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:51 PM

That folder is not active.
To be on a safe side I'd leave it alone.
It won't bother you in any way.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:39 PM

Thanks for the reply, Broni...That's probably the safe thing to do, but it is annoying!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:42 PM

I agree with Broni. However, if you ever want to find out if a file or folder is safe to delete, just rename it and reboot. If everything works normally you can delete it after a few days. If there are problems you can boot to safe mode and rename it to the original name. And obviously you don't want to mess with system files unless you know what you are doing.

Edited by Allan, 10 October 2011 - 05:43 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:52 PM

Thanks for the advice, Allan.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:56 PM

You're welcome :)




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