Uninstall 3.5

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by Oswald2, Oct 3, 2006.

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  1. Oswald2

    Oswald2 Registered Member

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    I tried Windows Control Panel, but 3.5 won't uninstall there. I tried reading the web page, and it says to run the uninstall.exe program found in the ewido directory, but there's no such program. Is there a manual installation? If I just delete the directory and the contents, is that enough? What about registry items?
     
  2. karl.ewido

    karl.ewido former ewido team

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    You should remove also following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ewido

    Use Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe) to locate this key.
     
  3. Oswald2

    Oswald2 Registered Member

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    That's a whole folder in the registry. Do I delete all the items in there first?

    Also, I found several other items with "ewido" in the registry too. What do I do about them?

    I find that I am unable to delete the file called "shellhook.dll" from the ewido directory, too.
     
  4. karl.ewido

    karl.ewido former ewido team

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    Yes, remove the whole ewido key (folder). If you want to remove also the other ewido legacy keys, you must change the permission (->right-click -> permission) so that your user account will have full access. Some files are locked and should be removed manually after a restart or should be removed with tools like unlocker:
    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
     
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