add/remove programs messed up after v4.0

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by pleh4help, Mar 1, 2008.

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  1. pleh4help

    pleh4help Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I was routinely updating spywareblaster earlier, & got prompted to upgrade from 3.5.1 to 4.0; I dit that by the book (disable protection/close program/uninstall via add-remove, etc) All went well.

    I now go back to add/remove program window where I see only a few programs (down to <<D>>), then this large chunk of black, need to scroll waaaaaaaaaaay down (as if 1000 programs listed), then list continues on.

    Anyone else has this?
    Tks
     
  2. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Hello,

    i have never run into this but just to confirm, there was no gap between programs in A/R before u installed SWB 4.0?

    I googled your issue and there were quite a few hits with different solutions.



    snowbound
     
  3. pleh4help

    pleh4help Registered Member

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    Hi,
    exactly, when I uninstalled v3.5.1, my add/remove list was just fine.
    I am not 100% that SB is responsible yet, but this computer has been clean formatted 10 days ago & everything was perfect just before version upgrade...

    I too have googled on the problem, so far I have found only very generic clues like sfc /scannow, which i've tried already without success.

    I would like to hear from others that have done the SB version upgrade to have a look in their add/remove afterward & post back if they have find the messed up list...
     
  4. pleh4help

    pleh4help Registered Member

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    Ok solved!
    I now remember a little b-line I took while on javacool product list.
    I dwld FileChecker, installed, had a peek in, exit out, uninstalled filechecker.

    How do i know its filechecker that damaged add/remove?
    My list of program had last entry d-something, then a mile of black, then the next app listed was h-something....

    I used ccleaner uninstall utility & the next app after d-something was filechecker; removed it from there & add remove back to normal.

    Interestingly, the regedit registry hack to find a negative (-1) displayIcon value turned out nothing when I looked at filechecker that way...

    Sorry SWB:thumb: , & shame on you, filechecker !:thumbd:
     
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