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Freedom miniport takes up 31 failed spaces in Device manager Network Adapters -help me remove

Posted on 2007-04-06
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Freedom miniport #1, Freedom miniport #2 -  **all the way up to Freedom miniport #31 is under network adapters in dev manger with yellow bang marks. Uninstalled Bellsouth security with Freedom.exe, removed all I could find in MSCONFIG startup and services; Devices will not uninstall says "may be necessary to start your system."
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Question by:Cosmo2b
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by:Tomeeboy
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Go back into Device Manager and in the View menu, select "Show Hidden Devices".  Now, see if there is a Freedom Miniport showing up in your device list (the original one).  If so, disable it and try to remove the entries again.

Other possible solutions may be to boot into safe without networking and try to delete them:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm

Of you could also try removing TCP/IP and reinstalling it:
http://www.answers.vt.edu/ask4help/desktop/vtkb2433.htm.

It seems that this Freedom Miniport adapter is probably left over from a previous network card or device that was on the system (Linksys router maybe?).  It may have been replaced without being uninstalled properly and the system still thinks that it is supposed to be in use (it probably even has network settings assigned to it).  Let me know if you have any luck with these suggestions!
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by:Cosmo2b
ID: 18868629
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:38:25 PM, on 4/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\CUNNIN~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 3 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

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O16 - DPF: {1EF9F042-C2EB-4293-8213-474CAEEF531D} (TmHcmsX Control) - http://www.trendsecure.com/framework/control/activex/TmHcmsX.CAB
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1110860361025
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O16 - DPF: {88D758A3-D33B-45FD-91E3-67749B4057FA} - http://dm.screensavers.com/dm/installers/si/1/sinstaller.cab
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O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

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by:Cosmo2b
ID: 18868655
Can't uninstall from Safe Mode
Show hidden shows me network adapters below:
all the Freedom miniports listed above AND:
Direct parallel
NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter
Wan Miniport (IP)
WAN Miniport (L2TP)
WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
WAN Miniport (PPTP)
none will remove -for same reason listed initially.
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Cosmo2b earned 0 total points
ID: 18875638
Fixed it:
Went to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceClasses\{ad498944-762f-11d0-8dcb-00c04fc3358c} and deleted the miniports that said Freedom on them -has been working fine for several days now.  Hope that is of help to someone else.
We can close this out now.
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