I know how they get there and the lengths they go to to make it nearly impossible to remove. I am very good with computers, but ran into one that I,m spending enough time on, it would have been more cost effective to reinstall the operating system and start over.
I have been removing programs 1st from uninstall then comb the hidden files and the registry for instances of the app and string components as well as manufacturer or author.
I have degrees, okay so I can do it this way without totally destroying things. By the way, anybody reading this question, don't do this unless you really know what you are doing.
It's the few locations they have managed to put BINARY AND DWORD that I am pulling hair out from.
Tried Revo to see if they have a finite enough portion of their removal kit for me to get specific enough to get it to rid the registry of those specific instances. Don't see it. I won't pay for these removal apps because they are simply not sophisticated enough to get the registry totally cleaned up.
I tried to get a suggestion to Microsoft to change its registry to include a time and date stamp for every entry that goes in. That would at least make it easy to find everything that went in based on that app. so here: sought out and eliminated Palikan, and plk_coinisrs....99.99% gone
Link deleted - Moderator
cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1QzutCyC0C0CtBtDtD0Ezy0EyE0BtAzyyE0AtN0D0Tzu0StCtAzytDtN1L2XzutAtFtCtBtFyDtFtDtN1L1 etc. etc. etc....
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\CompAdapter\Signatures has two: Go_palikan entries. There must be a way to get the correct permission to rid them. I can't find the release to check special permissions. IDEAS?
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 11 December 2015 - 07:37 PM.
Link deleted and moved from Win 8 to AII