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A problem uninstalling a program


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#1 Flinty

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:37 PM

I have a program in my computer that I do not want, called TuneUp Utilities 2014. It keeps popping up on my screen to tell me that TuneUp has stopped working. So annoying that I can't use my computer. When I go to 'Control', then 'progams to uninstall', then highlight TuneUp utilities 2014 to uninstall it, nothing happens. No messages come up, or anything. It doesn't uninstall. I have uninstalled programs before, but the process has stopped working. I have a Windows Vista. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Thanks.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:43 PM

You can try Revo Uninstaller.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:44 PM

Try the uninstaller (direct download) for the program.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:49 PM

I have a program in my computer that I do not want, called TuneUp Utilities 2014. It keeps popping up on my screen to tell me that TuneUp has stopped working. So annoying that I can't use my computer. When I go to 'Control', then 'progams to uninstall', then highlight TuneUp utilities 2014 to uninstall it, nothing happens. No messages come up, or anything. It doesn't uninstall. I have uninstalled programs before, but the process has stopped working. I have a Windows Vista. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Thanks.

A wierd suggestion, Before the file name put XXX, and then delete the file. Also look to see where it's coming from i.e. temp files and take it apart or delete it one piece at a time. You can also try the trial download of revo uninstaller to take it out. Best of luck.



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:10 AM

Some files only do partial uninstalls. If the program is starting up on its own you can use msconfig.exe through the RUN bar to make certain programs not startup when you log in. That might make it easier to use the above listed programs to uninstall the one you are trying to get rid of.



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 05:03 AM

Try the uninstaller (direct download) for the program.

 

That's usually always the best way. Gets rid of folders, registry keys & all. Normally a reboot will be required to finish. 

 

Most of these 'Tune Up' utilities aren't worth the media they're written on, if purchased as boxed set. If anything, they often cause more harm than good. 

 

In case there's no downloadable uninstaller, then what Alexstrasza suggested in Revo Uninstaller is the next best option. One can use the portable version (under 'Other Downloads' or install to the OS, it doesn't matter. The current Free version is 1.9.5, just above the Portable Version. 

 

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

 

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

 

Try the uninstaller (direct download) for the program.

 

That's usually always the best way. Gets rid of folders, registry keys & all. Normally a reboot will be required to finish. 

 

Most of these 'Tune Up' utilities aren't worth the media they're written on, if purchased as boxed set. If anything, they often cause more harm than good. 

 

In case there's no downloadable uninstaller, then what Alexstrasza suggested in Revo Uninstaller is the next best option. One can use the portable version (under 'Other Downloads' or install to the OS, it doesn't matter. The current Free version is 1.9.5, just above the Portable Version. 

 

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

 

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Try the uninstaller (direct download) for the program.

 

That's usually always the best way. Gets rid of folders, registry keys & all. Normally a reboot will be required to finish. 

 

Most of these 'Tune Up' utilities aren't worth the media they're written on, if purchased as boxed set. If anything, they often cause more harm than good. 

 

In case there's no downloadable uninstaller, then what Alexstrasza suggested in Revo Uninstaller is the next best option. One can use the portable version (under 'Other Downloads' or install to the OS, it doesn't matter. The current Free version is 1.9.5, just above the Portable Version. 

 

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

 

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I also have Revo Uninstaller. It's a great tool to have especially in cases where you find there's something without an uninstaller. Even if someone can't buy it right away, they can get a trial period. It works...



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 03:32 PM

When I go to 'Control', then 'progams to uninstall', then highlight TuneUp utilities 2014 to uninstall it, nothing happens. No messages come up, or anything. It doesn't uninstall.

 

normally when this happens its a sign of a virus preventing you from uninstalling it



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:31 PM

normally when this happens its a sign of a virus preventing you from uninstalling it

Malware only protect their own components (if they have any self-defense mechs built in). With programs like these it's usually botched uninstallation procedures.




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