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Removing an uninstalled program update


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#1 freddreher

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:55 AM

While in the process of updating some software, I noticed the update contained malware, and I canceled the update.  Now I am constantly asked to install this unwanted update.  How do I delete the uninstalled update from the system?  Thank you.  Fred Dreher


Edited by hamluis, 27 September 2013 - 12:26 PM.
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#2 bory504

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:15 AM

Contained malware.. what was the name of that file being downloaded? Never heard of malware being in Windows update before, but I guess its possible. You were updating through Windows update right?


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#3 MFaraday

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:10 PM

Any chance it was the Malware Removal tool?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:26 PM

Very possible. Did your antivirus tell you anything about getting an infection?


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 06:43 AM

 

While in the process of updating some software

Your opening statement leads me to believe your were attempting to do an in-place upgrade of an unidentified software application. If the nag screen persists, just uninstall the entire program and that should take care of the update nag as well. Once done, you can reinstall the base program and scratch the update.






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