Remove 3.5 ?

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by OswaldGlinkmeyer, Jun 24, 2006.

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  1. OswaldGlinkmeyer

    OswaldGlinkmeyer Registered Member

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    Are there manual uninstall isntructions somewhere? I found that I have an old copy of 3.5 on my computer when I tried it out in late 2005. I haven't figured out how to remove it. When I go to Add/Remove Software under Control Panel, it says that the software has already been removed (which is certainly not true) and asks if I want to remove the item from the Add/Remove software list.

    I go to the Ewido page and search for the issue, it tells me to use Add/Remove Software, and if that doesn't work, run the uninstall program in the program directory. There's no uninstall that I can see:

    Volume in drive C has no label.
    Volume Serial Number is 54F6-D71E

    Directory of C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite

    06/24/2006 09:01 AM <DIR> .
    06/24/2006 09:01 AM <DIR> ..
    06/29/2004 09:27 AM 11,894 alert.wav
    10/26/2004 07:04 AM 233,536 archive.dll
    05/03/2005 02:37 PM 25,550 chinese.mo
    10/18/2004 03:02 PM 61,504 configuration.dll
    05/21/2005 11:13 AM 69,632 context.dll
    12/04/2005 10:39 PM 34,682 danish.mo
    07/21/2005 03:08 AM 34,450 dutch.mo
    04/11/2006 08:46 PM 462,912 engine.dll
    04/11/2006 08:46 PM 22,051 english.mo
    11/30/2005 04:47 AM 13,888 ewidoctrl.exe
    01/21/2006 11:44 AM 151,616 ewidoguard.exe
    01/21/2006 11:44 AM 172,096 framework.dll
    07/15/2005 04:22 AM 37,586 french.mo
    04/24/2005 10:43 AM 1,712,192 gdiplus.dll
    04/11/2006 08:46 PM 36,299 german.mo
    11/22/2004 09:15 AM 3,072 guard.sys
    12/04/2005 10:39 PM 301,098 help.chm
    04/11/2006 08:46 PM 16,799 heuristic.dat
    12/04/2005 10:39 PM 38,433 hungarian.mo
    06/29/2004 09:27 AM 5,592 infection.wav
    01/21/2006 11:44 AM 184,384 info.dll
    07/15/2005 04:22 AM 36,735 italian.mo
    01/25/2005 03:52 PM 31,093 japanese.mo
    09/16/2005 03:31 PM 24,640 lang.dll
    04/11/2006 08:52 PM 5,412 logfile.txt
    12/04/2005 01:19 PM <DIR> Modules
    08/02/2004 08:28 AM 7,820 notification.wav
    06/24/2006 09:01 AM 0 out.txt
    07/15/2005 04:22 AM 37,090 portuguese.mo
    06/20/2006 07:03 PM <DIR> Quarantine
    07/04/2005 01:07 PM 28,736 quarantine.dll
    12/04/2005 01:19 PM <DIR> Reports
    07/04/2005 01:07 PM 581,696 resources.dll
    04/10/2005 08:47 AM 27,870 romanian.mo
    12/04/2005 10:39 PM 232 s.dat
    01/21/2006 11:44 AM 159,808 scan.dll
    01/21/2006 11:44 AM 528,448 SecuritySuite.exe
    12/04/2005 10:39 PM 36,651 serbian.mo
    09/30/2004 07:21 AM 39,488 shellhook.dll
    04/11/2006 08:46 PM <DIR> Signatures
    04/25/2005 01:20 PM 28,419 spanish.mo
    10/18/2004 03:02 PM 45,120 tray_dll.dll
    07/04/2005 01:07 PM 454,720 tscan1.dll
    07/04/2005 01:07 PM 77,888 update.dll
    07/04/2005 01:07 PM 102,464 update_core.dll
    12/12/2004 03:32 PM 90,176 wizard.dll
    09/30/2004 08:18 AM 53,312 zlib.dll
    43 File(s) 6,027,084 bytes
    6 Dir(s) 39,849,353,216 bytes free
     
  2. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    is the software still active and running?
     
  3. OswaldGlinkmeyer

    OswaldGlinkmeyer Registered Member

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    No, it is not active. I just want to remove the files and registry items if possible.
     
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Have you installed any other version on your PC other than 3.5 ??

    The main reason I ask is because not only were you using ewido "in late 2005"....you were using some version this past April of 2006.

    If you have not installed another version and if you have a copy of 3.5....perhaps if you re-install 3.5 over the top of itself you can then successfully un-install 3.5 :doubt:

    Just a thought,
    Bubba
     
  5. OswaldGlinkmeyer

    OswaldGlinkmeyer Registered Member

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    No, no other versions that I know of.

    The "late 2005" was just from my memory and the fact that Add/Remove Programs under Control Panel states that it was "Last Used on 12/4/05." As far as I know I've installed it only one time, unless it performed some sort of update on its own. I don't recall using it any time recently. I checked and I don't have the original downloaded files, and don't see version 3.5 available on the web site, so I'm not sure how I would go about installing and uninstalling 3.5 again.
     
  6. Perman

    Perman Registered Member

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    Hi, folks: May I suggest the following two(2) methods?
    First, boot into safe mode,then go to C:/program file/ewido, you may be able to delete the files on by one. Or Secondly, using third party app to unistall the program, go to www.softpedia.com and search the app called your uninstaller 2006, the trial version has 21 days. Follow the instruction, you may be able to delete not only files but also registry. Good luck.
     
  7. nameless

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    Attached is a log of the changes that Ewido 3.5 made to my system when I installed it. (This log was created by Total Uninstall.) You can use this log file as a guide to manual removal of Ewido 3.5 on your system.

    The installation directory (i.e. C:\Program Files\Ewido) may vary from yours. Also, you won't be able to remove the registry keys under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root without first changing the permissions on the key, so don't bother with it if you aren't comfortable doing so.
     

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  8. OswaldGlinkmeyer

    OswaldGlinkmeyer Registered Member

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    My goodness, that's a lot of registry items. There are times I wish software would just save things in a .ini file that you can delete with everything else. Nothing like a good "del *.*" to uninstall a program.
     
  9. nameless

    nameless Registered Member

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    It's really not that bad at all, as software (of this type) goes. You can't blame ewido at all; it's just the way Windows works. The main things found in the registry here are the ewido shell extension, configuration settings, uninstall information, and driver/service registrations. Among those, only the configuration settings can possibly be stored in a file.
     
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