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Hello,

I need to know how to delete/remove/uninstall a file from "C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\"

Thanks
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Question by:-Karamja-
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by:Wim ten Brink
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Why? :)
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Trying to make application to remove the rubbish adware apps
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Let me add more information,

In C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\
There is this one thing called
   {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6}

Its this ad client rubbish, And it seems to be on a lot of computers so I would like to start to make software to remove it.
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Wim ten Brink earned 165 total points
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Something similar already exists and is part of Norton Systemworks. Problem is, how do you know for sure that it's just stupid adware?

If I'm not mistaken, there are some *.inf files in this folder too that tell exactly what has been installed and thus how to uninstall it. But it can be a lot more complex than just deleting files and removing registry settings...
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> how do you know for sure that it's just stupid adware?
Google search for: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6}


Do you have anymore information about these files?
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Yay, I worked out how, The *.inf thing made me think lol
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Lol. I was about to google for it to provide an answer but you found it already. :-)
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