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How do I Uninstall MacroVision Auto-Updates Software

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Windows 7-32bit all patches installed:

There is a Program called Macrovision Auto-Updates that causes my entire Network to slow to a crawl at 3pm every day.

there is no Uninstaller in the Add / Remove Programs area.

No program in Programfiles only in Programdata\Macrovision\

How Do I get rid of this?

Cjoego
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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as it seems for the quick research i made, it's part of the ROXIO suite, and also a part of FlexNet Connect. do you have one of them? if yes, check their option for update period and disable it.

try disabling it from MSConfig (startup group).
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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Yes, that program is a real pain! They intentionally do not create an uninstaller on the PC, but the good news is that one exists (they just choose not to put it on the PC...they want to make it difficult to uninstall). I keep the uninstaller handy because that rotten program often returns when I update certain software. Anyway, here's a link to an article about it:
http://kb.flexerasoftware.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalID=Q112918

I chose not to disable it...I uninstalled it by downloading the uninstaller from the link there:
http://support.installshield.com/kb/files/Q112918/SoftwareManagerUninstall.exe

I've had the uninstaller on my system since 2008, but I just downloaded it again and the current version is identical to the one from 2008 (I used a low-level, bit-for-bit compare program). It has worked here since 2008, so you should be good-to-go with it. Regards, Joe
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by:Sudeep Sharma
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>>>There is a Program called Macrovision Auto-Updates that causes my entire Network to slow to a crawl at 3pm every day.

Well if it runs at 3:00PM everyday then it would have task scheduled to run it. Check the Task Scheduler and disable the task which checks for the updates.

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by:Joseph Salazar
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This Uninstaller will Save my Life,

I Will Keep this one for sure.

Cjoego
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