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Old March 2nd 08, 07:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
James
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Default Cannot Uninstall Program

I have a program (Advanced Registry Optimizer)on my computer which
pops up when I turn my computer on, and since it wasn`t needed I
thought I would uninstall, so I went to the add/remove programs in the
Control Panel and when I clicked on Advanced Registry Optimizer to
uninstall a sign pops up that says "Program does not exist cannot
uninstall".

Does anyone know how I can uninstall the program, I`ve even ran System
Restore and that didn`t help.
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Old March 2nd 08, 07:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Twayne[_2_]
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Default Cannot Uninstall Program

I have a program (Advanced Registry Optimizer)on my computer which
pops up when I turn my computer on, and since it wasn`t needed I
thought I would uninstall, so I went to the add/remove programs in the
Control Panel and when I clicked on Advanced Registry Optimizer to
uninstall a sign pops up that says "Program does not exist cannot
uninstall".

Does anyone know how I can uninstall the program, I`ve even ran System
Restore and that didn`t help.


Have you looked in the c program files program name for an uninstall
file? Might be there, assuming you didn't try to just delete before you
tried add/remove.

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Old March 2nd 08, 11:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
James
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Default Cannot Uninstall Program

On Mar 2, 1:50*pm, "Twayne" wrote:
I have a program (Advanced Registry Optimizer)on my computer which
pops up when I turn my computer on, and since it wasn`t needed I
thought I would uninstall, so I went to the add/remove programs in the
Control Panel and when I clicked on Advanced Registry Optimizer to
uninstall a sign pops up that says "Program does not exist cannot
uninstall".


Does anyone know how I can uninstall the program, I`ve even ran System
Restore and that didn`t help.


Have you looked in the c program files program name for an uninstall
file? *Might be there, assuming you didn't try to just delete before you
tried add/remove.

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--
Regards,

Twayne

Open Office isn't just for wimps anymore;
OOo is a GREAT MS Office replacementwww.openoffice.org


How do I open the c programs files Twayne?

Thanks
James
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Old March 3rd 08, 12:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Malke[_2_]
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Default Cannot Uninstall Program

James wrote:

I have a program (Advanced Registry Optimizer)on my computer which
pops up when I turn my computer on, and since it wasn`t needed I
thought I would uninstall, so I went to the add/remove programs in the
Control Panel and when I clicked on Advanced Registry Optimizer to
uninstall a sign pops up that says "Program does not exist cannot
uninstall".

Does anyone know how I can uninstall the program, I`ve even ran System
Restore and that didn`t help.


The Advanced Registry Optimizer is malware. You will need to clean up your
machine.

Go through these general malware removal steps systematically -
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

Include scanning with David Lipman's Multi_AV and follow instructions to do
all scans in Safe Mode.

http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Multi-AV - instructions
This site has additional instructions and a link to the download:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/...irus-for-free/

You can also check to see if there are targeted removal steps for your
malware he
Bleeping Computer removal how-to's -
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum55.html

When all else fails, run HijackThis and post your log in one of the
specialty forums listed at the first link above (not here, please).

Standard disclaimer: I can't see and test your computer myself, so these are
just suggestions based on many years of being a professional computer tech;
suggestions based on what you've written. You should not take my
suggestions as a definitive diagnosis. If you can't do the work yourself
(and there is no shame in admitting this isn't your cup of tea), take the
machine to a professional computer repair shop (not your local equivalent
of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad). Please be aware that not all local shops
are skilled at removing malware and even if they are, your computer may be
so infested that Windows will need to be clean-installed. If possible, have
all your data backed up before you take the machine into a shop.

Malke
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Old March 3rd 08, 02:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
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Default Cannot Uninstall Program


"James" wrote in message
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On Mar 2, 1:50 pm, "Twayne" wrote:
I have a program (Advanced Registry Optimizer)on my computer which
pops up when I turn my computer on, and since it wasn`t needed I
thought I would uninstall, so I went to the add/remove programs in the
Control Panel and when I clicked on Advanced Registry Optimizer to
uninstall a sign pops up that says "Program does not exist cannot
uninstall".


Does anyone know how I can uninstall the program, I`ve even ran System
Restore and that didn`t help.


Have you looked in the c program files program name for an uninstall
file? Might be there, assuming you didn't try to just delete before you
tried add/remove.

--
--
Regards,

Twayne

Open Office isn't just for wimps anymore;
OOo is a GREAT MS Office replacementwww.openoffice.org


How do I open the c programs files Twayne?

Thanks
James

I'll butt in he Look for the My Computer icon on the desktop (if not
there look in your Start menu), open it and double click on the C: . Once
open look for Program Files and open in (by double clicking on it). Look for
the folder that corresponds with the program you want to delete (but don't
manually delete it). If there open it and look for a file that's named
Uninstall or something to that effect and run it. Hope that helps.


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Old March 3rd 08, 11:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Rex
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Default Cannot Uninstall Program



"James" wrote in message
...
I have a program (Advanced Registry Optimizer)on my computer which
pops up when I turn my computer on, and since it wasn`t needed I
thought I would uninstall, so I went to the add/remove programs in the
Control Panel and when I clicked on Advanced Registry Optimizer to
uninstall a sign pops up that says "Program does not exist cannot
uninstall".

Does anyone know how I can uninstall the program, I`ve even ran System
Restore and that didn`t help.


Start / All Programs

Look for a folder with the programs name.
If there is one highlight the folder and you may see an uninstall option.


Rex

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Old March 7th 08, 07:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Nijmegen
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Default Cannot Uninstall Program

1)Have you tried to find the folder in which the "Advanced Registry
Optimizer" is located? It's likely that the uninstaller is located in there.

2)Otherwise you may try to "reinstall" the 'Advanced Registry Optimizer" by
double-clicking its SETUP icon. In my experience if you try to reinstall a
program WITHOUT uninstalling it first, you'll get a message saying:"Are you
sure you want to remove ("the program's name") and all its components?" Just
click "Yes" and the program will successfully be uninstalled.

Good luck!

"James" wrote:

I have a program (Advanced Registry Optimizer)on my computer which
pops up when I turn my computer on, and since it wasn`t needed I
thought I would uninstall, so I went to the add/remove programs in the
Control Panel and when I clicked on Advanced Registry Optimizer to
uninstall a sign pops up that says "Program does not exist cannot
uninstall".

Does anyone know how I can uninstall the program, I`ve even ran System
Restore and that didn`t help.

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Old January 14th 11, 01:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
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Default Egghead Warning: Was Have you looked in the c program files programname for an uninstall file?

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