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#1 aimtrader

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:00 PM

When I delete a program in windows 10 it seems to work but when I restart the computer the program is still there. Also the same with changes to a spreadsheet, it seems to save the spreadsheet but when I do a restart the changes are not made.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

I do hope you get some helpful answers as I have had much the same problem for many months and have not found anyone who has a solution. I have about a dozen programs (which I now refer to as the undead) which will not die, when deleted they return (in the same locations) when my computer is rebooted. Not only do I delete them repeatedly, I have used several 'wiping, smashing, blasting, destroying' apps (ie. multiple passes) over and over again. I have moved them to another external drive which I have then formatted, only for them to arise from the dead on the original drive. :scratchhead: 



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

First question, is this your computer, or is it from something else like school or work?

 

There are "solutions" out there that will return a machine to a preset state, normally used in schools where kids have a knack for finding new and interesting ways to break things.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

Duplicate post


Edited by Kilroy, 16 November 2017 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:45 PM

My computer, not work or school.



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:05 PM

This really does sound like you have some form of system protection software on your computers. My local library, which has about a dozen public facing computers, uses this sort of system and makes no bones about it - if you want to save work on - for example - a spreadsheet you save it to your own memory stick or similar. One of the staff explained to me that the reason was, as Kilroy pointed out, some users are more than capable of messing up a computer, either accidentally or deliberately. All the staff have to do to restore the computer is re-boot it, doing a hard shutdown if necessary. Have a look at this web-site for an example of the type of software involved -

 

http://horizondatasys.com/reboot-restore-rx-freeware/

 

Of course you might have a problem removing software of this type, a clean re-install might well be required !

 

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:07 PM

It sounds to me like the OP is not trying to delete actual "programs" but is instead trying to delete Windows 10 apps. For Example Twitter, Candy Crush, Minecraft and several other apps are baked into the OS and can not be simply deleted unless one performs a registry edit.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:28 AM

Please post what programs you are trying to delete and how you are trying to delete these programs.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:17 AM

Thank you for all the suggestions up to now. I was able to get my computer working.  I think the problem was stagnos software which was clued in by Chris Cosgrove suggestion.

 

Thank you again.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:15 PM

Thank you for all the suggestions up to now. I was able to get my computer working.  I think the problem was stagnos software which was clued in by Chris Cosgrove suggestion.

 

Thank you again.

I Googled "stagnos software" and I did not get any results. What is it?

 

https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&source=hp&ei=KzUPWpjTM6qH0gLT7KmoDQ&q=stagnos+software&oq=stagnos+software&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i13k1j0i13i30k1l2j0i13i5i30k1j0i8i13i30k1l5j0i13i30k1.2308.2308.0.3004.3.2.0.0.0.0.98.98.1.2.0....0...1.2.64.psy-ab..1.2.215.6..35i39k1.117.-NRIhm0J8n0


Edited by Rocky Bennett, 17 November 2017 - 02:16 PM.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:32 PM

I believe they may have meant Steganos which is summed up below.

 

Since 1996, Steganos has been offering highly secure and easy to use software tools that protect and secure on and offline data. We offer comprehensive solutions for individuals, home offices and small businesses. Our innovations include the world's first commercial steganography application, software that let's you hide data in pictures and sound files. And the world's first commercially available encryption software with AES technology (Advanced Encryption Standard).

 

Steganos Software - Download.com


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

Thanks Dan.


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