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#1 Homakruz

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:13 PM

Well I uninstalled a bunch of old programs from my computer and went out, and then my brother got on and somehow he got a program called spydawn of which I had no idea how to remove so I did a system restore to the previous week.

The programs I uninstalled came back onto my computer but they have no uninstallers and I can't remove them now.

Is there any way to remove them?

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#2 TMacK

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:34 PM

Hi Homakruz and Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please follow the instructions in this guide on How to Remove Spydawn.

Then you should be able to uninstall the old programs again.
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#3 Homakruz

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:44 PM

Thanks, but spydawn is gone now cause of the system restore and I can't uninstall the old programs.

I get messages like - Could not open INSTALL.LOG file

or

File "C:\Program Files\MyDailyVideo\unins000.dat" does not exist. Cannot uninstall

Edited by Homakruz, 18 March 2007 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2007 - 11:18 PM

Spydawn is a rogue anti-spyware application that is installed on your computer without your permission using Trojans and other malware.
It is highly unlikely that is was removed when you did the System Restore and that is why you are getting the error messages now.

Follow the instructions that I provided in my first post to remove the Spydawn spyware then you should be able to uninstall your old programs.
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Reflect, repent, and reboot.
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#5 Homakruz

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 10:38 PM

I finally got time to use my computer again, I followed those instructions and nothing changed at all.

I still can't remove the programs.

Heres a list of the programs I can't uninstall:

Ask Toolbar (OEM1002) for IE -
File "C:\Program Files\MyDailyVideo\unins000.dat" does not exist. Cannot uninstall

MyVideoDaily 3.02 -
File "C:\Program Files\MyDailyVideo\unins000.dat" does not exist. Cannot uninstall

DesktopX -
Could not open INSTALL.LOG file

Full Tilt Poker -
Setup.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Theres a few program I don't know if I need also:

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (I have 3.0)
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB925672)
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Dell Support

Edited by Homakruz, 22 March 2007 - 11:50 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:01 AM

Try reinstalling the programs you want to get rid of, and then proceed to uninstall.
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:23 AM

I finally got time to use my computer again, I followed those instructions and nothing changed at all.

I still can't remove the programs.

Heres a list of the programs I can't uninstall:

Ask Toolbar (OEM1002) for IE -
File "C:\Program Files\MyDailyVideo\unins000.dat" does not exist. Cannot uninstall

MyVideoDaily 3.02 -
File "C:\Program Files\MyDailyVideo\unins000.dat" does not exist. Cannot uninstall

DesktopX -
Could not open INSTALL.LOG file

Full Tilt Poker -
Setup.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Go back forward with System Restore to the date you went back from. Then follow the instructions for removal.




Theres a few program I don't know if I need also:

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (I have 3.0)
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB925672)
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Dell Support


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#8 Homakruz

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:11 AM

Try reinstalling the programs you want to get rid of, and then proceed to uninstall.


That's what I thought but I didn't know if there was an easier way. Thanks :thumbsup:

And,
I shouldn't remove (Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0) even if I have (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0)? Thanks for the other answers too :flowers:

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:18 AM

You should try TheTerrorist_75 suggestion first;

Go back forward with System Restore to the date you went back from. Then follow the instructions for removal

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