Uninstalling corrupted SpywareBlaster

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by vtaylor100, Jan 23, 2008.

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  1. vtaylor100

    vtaylor100 Registered Member

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    I installed SWB in a computer corrupted with a virus, and the installation got corrupted. I have now cleaned up the computer and want to reinstall SWB.

    I attempted to uninstall SWB but could not find it in the install/uninstall list, nor does it appear under the Programs directory, but something is remaining I fear.

    I downloaded a clean version of SWB and started install. In the middle of the install process, I got the following message:

    Windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx
    Unable to register the DLL/OCX
    Failure code 999 - error performing inpage operation

    The install then aborts.

    Any suggestions on how overcome this.

    Thanks
     
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    vtaylor100 Registered Member

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    Solved the problem. Continued the install past the bad file; then was able to uninstall. Thanks.
     
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    vtaylor100 Registered Member

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    Found out ultimately that the problem was not with SWB, but with a corrupted mscomctl.ocx file. I googled and found out how to replace it and register the file. It then worked fine.


     
  4. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the heads-up! :)

    I can't recall ever hearing of that error message before, but I'm glad you got things working. And thanks for posting your results, in case someone encounters it in the future. :cool:

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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