Uninstall Tool PC Tools Firewall Plus

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Jack Sparrow, Nov 26, 2010.

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  1. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Registered Member

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    I removed the PC Tools Firewall Plus Version 6.0.0.88 but i can not install
    a other Firewall.
    (Online Armor (free).

    So now running me PC fine but whit the Windows XP firewall.
    There must a rest of PC Tools are to remove (i think).

    I look on the PC Tools Forum but i must registre for 1 question.
    I see there more questions for a Removal Tool but only a unvisebly link.

    Are here people who can help me?
     
  2. acr1965

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    maybe re-install the firewall and try to remove it again- maybe use revo uninstaller this time...would be my 2 cents worth.
     
  3. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Registered Member

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    I use Revo to remove PC Tools but olso the Windows Security Centre are now wrong.
    I install OA Free but WSC give PC Tools on.
    And me PC did chrashing and freesing.
    So OA olso removed.
    But i love OA free, so first a Tool from PC Tools.

    There must rests are from PC Tools.
     
  4. drhu22

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    you can also search for remaining pctools firewall files and registry items and delete them. Also look for remaining drivers and services and remove them. Then try installing online armor again.

    Thats what usually what works for me.

    For searching registry i use regseeker, and for drivers i use devmanview, for services look under administrative tools-services (xp)
     
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  5. Matthijs5nl

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    Windows Button -> Control panel -> System -> Advanced system settings ->
    System properties -> Advanced tab -> Environment variables

    Then add a "New" System variable
    devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices with a value of 1

    Press OK on all screens.

    Then, go to device manager. Then enable "Show hidden devices" in the View menu.

    Then navigate to "Non Plug n Play devices"

    In the list you should remove all PC Tools entries, there are probably multiple, look for names like PCTFW. In general all greyed out items are safe to remove, since they are leftovers.
    All security applications leave a lot of "inactive drivers" left after uninstall. So if you tested quite some apps you will see a lot of drivers (especially Norton, AVG and avast! leave a lot behind).
    Drivers you are not sure about: Google them. By just typing the entrie name in Google with the .sys extension. Example: PCTFWP.sys (google will show it is a driver of PC Tools FireWall Plus).
     
  6. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Registered Member

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    I go to wurk Matthijs5nl.
    I understand what you write here,so i let it know what i found.

    O,a word to drhu22.

    I have done it this morning and no drivers or keys have i see from PC_T.
    JV16 en by my hands&eyes.
    I very sure that it clean are,but matthijs5nl way have i not try.
    Thx for your post.
    ***************
    Update:
    I hope that i found the right things.

    I did what you ask Matthijs5nl but i found notthing from PC_TLS.
    But?
    Wat i see here are from NOD32 ESS (i think).
    http://i52.tinypic.com/21bvpzr.jpg
    Olso something from AVG whits i never use but on me secondhand PC running when i buy this pc.

    And this are discutable,i have once SuperAntiSpyware on this PC,so i think it are of S.A.S.
    http://i51.tinypic.com/34dr6t2.jpg
    Or Google said it belong by Windows?

    So let me know what you see on this prints.
     
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  7. Morro

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    Now that was very usefull information...damn there where a lot of drivers in there that i could remove. Thanks Matthijs5nl. :thumb:
     
  8. JoeBlack40

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    Yep,useful indeed especially for Avast! drivers.Thanks!
     
  9. Matthijs5nl

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    Yes, the three starting with E are indeed of ESET. SASKUTIL is surely part of SuperAntiSpyware, the other two probably too.

    But you didn't find anything starting with PCT? Quite strange, then I don't know what problem causes the installation of firewalls to fail.
     
  10. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Registered Member

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    Matthijs5nl write this.
    Yes, the three starting with E are indeed of ESET. SASKUTIL is surely part of SuperAntiSpyware, the other two probably too.

    But you didn't find anything starting with PCT? Quite strange, then I don't know what problem causes the installation of firewalls to fail.
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    Strange indeed!!
    This morning found i PCTAppEvent Driver,strange becouse yesterday see i
    this driver not!

    So now whas there the moment to Reinstall Online Armor Free,and i set
    Avast 5 and Prevx3 on OFF.

    The same story becouse nothing wurks,so i restart +/- 10 times.
    Not even where OA to see in the tray.
    After the start are the PC totaly freezing.

    I try 2 hours long OA bringing to life,but every time after opstart are me PC
    totaly blokked/freezing.
    And the safe mode was inaccessible!!!


    Then suddenly did i reach the Save Mode and i remove "OA free" whit Revo.
    Startup and PC running fine!!:D

    And now after this debacle?
    Back on the Windows Firewall?
    Or even the PC Tools back on track?:rolleyes:

    Or have somebody a other suggestiono_O?
     
  11. Scoobs72

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    Two pieces of advice:

    1. Always reboot twice after uninstalling firewalls. Some FW require this (e.g. Online Armor)
    2. Stop using Revo to uninstall. Use the programs built in uninstaller. Only use tools like Revo if the uninstall fails.
     
  12. Morro

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    Why?

    Revo always uses the Programs built in un-installer. It is more useful because it gives more options for a bit more experienced people. At least that is how i see it.
     
  13. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Registered Member

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    I agree whit this statement.

    But?

    I think I need to register on the PC Tools forum.
    They must have a removal tool.
    Because it did not work, and i installed PC Tools Firewall Plus again.
    PC running as a train.

    Why i uninstalled this firewall?
    Firewall settings changed regularly, so that's not good.
    Not infected said five scanners so I trust it.

    Failure to install was olso the case with Mamutu.
    So i am not really surprised.
    Thanks everyone for the help.:thumb:
     
  14. Scoobs72

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    But it then does a 'clean-up' based on what else it thinks should be removed? That's where the danger lies. imo they should only be used when the uninstall goes wrong, not as the primary method of uninstalling.
     
  15. 2good

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    Jack Sparrow have you gone to control panel then services then disabling the pc firewall service & finally uninstalling,( if there is a service).
     
  16. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Registered Member

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    Yes of course I'm doing this for years with or without Revo!
    I have hundreds of programs installed and uninstalled because I could answer give on forums how a particular program wurks.

    I searched on Google how I could uninstall programms on the best way.
    But that does not always work.

    In System Manager, you can stop a program, then you could in "Windows32/Drivers", remove the driver(s) first.
    Revo does the rest and very secure.
    Sometimes in the save mode.

    No Folder /:C to see after that.

    Then a registry cleaner and also to this service.
    http://onecare.live.com/site/nl-Nl/center/cleanup.htm
    Could it be cleaner??
     
  17. Morro

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    True..which is why i mentioned that it requires a bit more experience so that you do not remove the wrong registry keys. Well i used less words but that is what it comes down to. :)
     
  18. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Registered Member

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    2X register at the Forum of PC Tools, and activated but I get no chance to post there!!
    I remain in the queue because they did not want or (recognition)me.
    This is so frustrating that I do not even want to post there.
    Let them break their garbage software.

    I still have no removal tool to completely dismantle the Firewall.
    I'm also unhappy that the forum posters olso no removal tool can get.
    PC Tools & Support are a hell on earth.

    No more PC Tools software on me PC!!!!:thumbd: :thumbd:
    Tons of Garbage!!!!
     
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