how to remove unknown security S/W?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by PhinniusGordo, May 30, 2006.

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  1. PhinniusGordo

    PhinniusGordo Registered Member

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    I AM a moron, I installed a security program to prevent use of my system by someone in my household, it said it could block use of ports/drives/etc. Well, my printer was out of ink, I didnt print the docs, So...I cannot access the p/w to turn it off/on! No record of the name/publisher/site so I cannot ask for help! Is there something I can do to uninstall/disable this? I had asked a tech if I could use the jumper on the motherboard, forgetting A+ training, and was told to forget that idea....:blink:


    Oh, yeah, my XP Disk cannot be found....
    Luckily, my wifes system is still working, so I can get help here/etc...

    Gordo
     
  2. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    Re: how to remove unknown sec. S/W?

    What is the name of the program? Did you do a Google for it? If it is no longer supported did you try the "cached" results that show up in Google searches?
     
  3. zcv

    zcv Registered Member

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    If you ever do this again, copy the PW and the other info to a document - word or just wordpad, and store it in the same folder that the setup.exe for the program is stored.

    Can always print it from there. I assume you back your user data up, so over time you don't have to rely soly on paper.

    XP has a default Admin account. Use that to bootup into safe mode - tap the F8 key, and in safe mode see if Add/Remove will uninstall it. W/O knowing what this program is, very hard to give advice. If that doesn't work, then try the program below to get rid of it.


    Try BFU:
    http://www.merijn.org/downloads.html

    Regards - Charles
     
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