Can´t delete program from Add/Remove program

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  1. sbsd

    sbsd Registered Member

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    I can´t delete "Search Assistant - My Search" at Add/Remove programs. A pop-up message comes up saying something like this:

    It wasn´t possibe to read in C:\Program\MyWay\SrchAstt\1.bin\mysrchas.dll

    It´s not possible to find the module


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    I deleted the C:\Program\MyWay folder a long time ago so it isn´t at my computer anymore and I have deleted all the rests after MySearch as well. I just wanna know how I can get rid of it from the Add/Remove program list.

    Thanks.
     
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    You need to remove it from the registry.
     
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    will supply instructions if needed.
     
  4. sbsd

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    Ok, is it this thing:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{014da6c9-189f-421a-88cd-07cfe51cff10}

    I got the information from here:
    http://www.spysweeper.com/mysearch-uninstall.html

    Because I deleted that thing 2 days ago :) If it´s not, I would apppreciate instructions.
     
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    It looks as if that is one of the strings that are related to it.
     

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    I found one of them. And I deleted it. It was this:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{014da6c9-189f-421a-88cd-07cfe51cff10}

    But I still can´t delete "Search Assistant - MySearch" from Add/Remove programs.
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    The entry in Add/Remove programs is just an "orphaned" registry key, and therefore harmless.

    However, for the sake of good housekeeping, here's How to clear unwanted entries from Add/Remove Programs

    NOTE: the article says it's for Win 95/98, but the procedure is exactly the same for all operating systems.

    Only use this method to remove stuff from there you are sure you don't have installed any more!
     
  8. sbsd

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    TonyKlein
    It worked great! Thanks!
     
  9. TonyKlein

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    You're very welcome! :)
     
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