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Clean system of all Apple software


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#1 ddeerrff

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 04:17 PM

This computer at one time had itunes installed.  I used Revo to uninstall itunes and all of the related utils it listed.  This was quite a while back.

 

I still find lots of Apple related files scattered around various folders.

 

Does anyone know of a good utility that will go in and scrub a system of anything 'apple'? 


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 05:38 PM

I never found a stand alone utility to do it when I did it. This is the method I used last year: Completely Remove iTunes and Other Apple Software from a Windows Computer

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:26 PM

Thanks Animal.  I think I've covered most of that ground, but I'll take a close look to see if there was anything I missed.  I thought I had removed all, but DDS tells me:

 

==== Event Viewer Messages From Past Week ========
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9/11/2014 10:48:45 AM, Error: Service Control Manager [7009]  - A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Apple Mobile Device service to connect.
9/11/2014 10:48:45 AM, Error: Service Control Manager [7000]  - The Apple Mobile Device service failed to start due to the following error:  The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

 

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Don't see any Apple services in services.msc. 

 

and 'Everything' search util finds numerous Apple and itunes files still scattered around the disk.  I'm 'retired' for a reason, this stuff has gone beyond my understanding.  I'm a bit uncomfortable playing with services, and I don't want to just randomly start deleting files.  Can you suggest the best forum to get some help digging this out?


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:19 PM

Might there be any Apple related entries in the "Task Scheduler"?



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:29 PM

I don't see anything Apple related in the Task Scheduler. 


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:28 PM

Just a thought.  I was wondering what was trying to trigger the "Apple Mobile Device", thought it might be in the "Task Scheduler".






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