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Cannot remove from Add/Remove Programs

By GJ2008 ·
I can't delete the following from Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs: Websavings from ebates and MySearach Assistant.

When trying to delete these I keep getting messages such as '.dll not found'. I've actually deleted the files associated with the malware using hijackthis and adaware but can't get rid of the entries in 'Add/Remove programs.

Any ideas?

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by LMon In reply to Cannot remove from Add/Re ...

This is webpage for mysearch assistant removal

http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/library/mysearchbar.b/index.phtml


Here is the one for Websaving removal

http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/library/websavings/index.phtml

Remove any spaces from the links!


Good Luck

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by GJ2008 In reply to

Hi, I already tried this but it didn't work.

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by dmiles In reply to Cannot remove from Add/Re ...

I have had no success in getting rid of this and that would include editing the registry,which contains the key to this page,to which you would have to identify the software key that it is associated with.

The other option is a drastic move by wiping the drive clean and starting over again.

Good Luck

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by guenzler In reply to Cannot remove from Add/Re ...

Go to this web site and download this program.
http://freehost14.websamba.com/nirsoft/utils/myuninst.html
This program will allow you to delete the application name from the registy easily. I use it a lot where I work. It shows you the hidden programs that are installed on the system as well. The other nice feature is the program will show a red screen/monitor next to a program that is no longer on the system but the value exists in the registry. This should help you remove the remainder of the spyware programs.

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by wlbowers In reply to Cannot remove from Add/Re ...

If you have ripped them out and just need to remove the entries from the Add/Remove listing, you can use TweakUI to do this.

Lee

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