I think I read in another thread, recently, a suggestion for getting rid of a program that doesn't appear in the 'Add/Remove Programs' list.
The suggestion (if I remember it correctly), was to delete the progam's folder from C:\Program Files, and then to run CCleaner's registry cleanup tool to get rid of the leftover registry entires.
I'm trying to think up ways to get rid of the phoney antispyware program, Spyware Guard 2009, from a friend's computer (to read my earlier thread on this click here). It has so far resisted all attempts to nuke it.
Do you think the above method would be OK, or would I cause all kinds of problems? And do you have any better suggestions?
Hi, I think it would be ok to do as you said above, plus, you could try click here you probably already know this - but when using Revo, at the point where you are asked if you want to re-start your PC, DO NOT restart. Let Revo continue, when it gets to the Option to Select All and to Delete, DO SO. After clicking on Finish re-start the PC.
Deleting the program folder then running Ccleaner only works for "proper" programs. These phoney spyware programs are far more pernicious and have backups and dlls spread all over the computer including system restore. I've tried removing them for other people including following advice from the Hijack This people and although it may appear clean initially within a couple of days it will reappear. My personal advice is to back up personal foldewrs and do a reinstall.
is very good and should help to unistall it and can also clean the registry. Just at the top of this discusion forum you will see the words searh forum and go button just type in revo uninstaller and you should be able to find it.