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How do I Remove a Program that does not exist? It says it cannot uninstall.

Posted on 2004-10-25
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I had to do a system restore back two days because of a Nortons 2005 AntiVirus Install gone bad. I restored back two days and got rid of Nortons 2005 and reinstalled the Nortons 2004 I had before. I don,t know what is up with Nortons 2005. But it did not agree with my computer. Everthing went find after that except I wanted to uninstall a program called Trojan Hunter and when I tried it said that it did not exist, cannot uninstall. But there it sets in the Add/Remove Programs. Trojan Hunter has been nothing but a pain since I got it and I wanted to get rid of it for good. How do I do this if it says I can,t uninstall and if it says it does not exist? Please Help !!

Take Care, Lester


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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    Hello Lester_and_Julie =)

    try to remove it from registry,

    How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add or Remove Programs Tool
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314481
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Install TweakUI - it's a control panel from Microsoft that lets you customize several things - and remove items from the Add/Remove Programs list.

    See
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    After u kick out it from Add Remove Programs u can delete its fodler from C:\Program Files and that shud get u rid of it :)
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    The best way to unistall is to reinstall trojan hunter.
    Reboot, and add/remove programs will work again.
    Then uninstall.

    Dave
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    by:Lester_and_Julie
    As funny as that sounded, to be able to uninstall, first you must reinstall, it worked very well. I still had some files in  C:\Program Files, but it let me get rid of them once I removed it from Add/Remove Programs. I did a file search and the only thing left was a small prefetch file. Thanks for the help.

    Take Care, Lester


    Dell Dimension XPS
    3.2 GHz Pentium 4 @ 800MHz FSB
    2048MB 400Mhz Dual-Channel DDR RAM
    250 GB Serial ATA @ 7200RPM
    256MB DDR ATi Radeon 9800 XT
    SoundBlaster Audigy 2
    16 Max DVD-ROM Drive
    4xDVD+RW/+R Drive w/CD-RW
    Logitech Cordless Elite Keyboard
    Logitech MX 700 Cordless Optical Mouse
    Sony Trinitron 19-inch Monitor
    Boston Acoustics Speaker System
    Epson Stylus Color 440 Printer
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