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Removing dummy entry from Add/Remove list...

Postby pranav81 on Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:49 am

Hi guys,
I have uninstalled Ad-Aware from my Win 2K SP4 system.It uninstalled successfully,but the Add/Remove Program list still says that it is installed and when I select and click uninstall,I get a error saying that "some uninstall.exe not found."
I know it is uninstalled.How to remove the dummy entry from the Add/Remove list?I know we can do that from registry.But I dont remember where.
Some help will be appreciated.

Thanks.


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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:49 pm

almost any registry utility will do that for you.

off-hand: www.macecraft.com , the makers of jv16 PowerTools. you can download the 30day trial.
you can also use the simpler program RegSupreme, it also cleans unwanted entries in the Add/Remove list AFAIR.
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Postby pranav81 on Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:13 pm

Thanks dodecahedron for the info.I remember that under some key there is a list where all the programs installed.I remember this because I accidently had deleted a key related to Yahoo Messenger,and it still worked,i.e., only the entry from the Add/Remove list was removed and the program remained and functioned normally.This was quite a time ago.I searched the registry in vain.

I will check out the site you gave the link to.


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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:52 pm

maybe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache
???
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:17 pm

be sure to back up your registry before deleting any keys...
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Postby pranav81 on Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:56 am

Thanks for the info. dodeca.I will let you know what happens.


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Postby Han on Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:10 am

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall

How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add/Remove Programs List
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:26 am

hehe...saw that key but didn't think that's the one...thought that's where the real uninstallation info is kept...
Han to the rescue once again..:D
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Postby pranav81 on Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:53 am

Thanks a lot Han.It sure does work.I deleted the key that said Ad-Aware and the program is no longer listed as installed in the Add/Remove list in control panel.

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