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Windows 7: Removed a software but it is still on right click options

13 Mar 2013   #1
georgehagi

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Removed a software but it is still on right click options

as i said in the title i removed a software but i can still see that function when i right click on any item on desktop if i click on it , it shows it couldn't find the related files , install it again etc. any idea how do i get rid of that function on right click options?


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13 Mar 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

What did you uninstall?

What are the exact steps you took to uninstall it? That is, did you go through the Programs and Features control panel?
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13 Mar 2013   #3
georgehagi

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Winpatrol is the name of software i used control panel as you pointed out
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13 Mar 2013   #4
TwoCables

 

Have you restarted your computer since uninstalling it? This is the only thing I can think of.
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13 Mar 2013   #5
georgehagi

Home Basic 64 bit
 
 

yea maybe a hundred times i uninstalled it 1 week ago i even use advanced system care pro to clean out old registry stuff n errors but i guess it has nothing to do with registry
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13 Mar 2013   #6
TwoCables

 

Oh, be careful with cleaning the Registry! That should never be done because regardless of the software used to "clean" it, there's a long history of deleting false positives. This means that there's a risk of breaking everything if any of those false positives are critical.

I admit that I was thinking that this could be something left over in the Registry, but I don't have any more information in order to lead us to the point where we get rid of these entries in the Context Menus.
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13 Mar 2013   #7
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgehagi View Post
Winpatrol is the name of software i used control panel as you pointed out
Visit the following site and select the "WinPatrol Removal Program", it's the last one in the download list;

BillP Studios Download Page

HTH
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13 Mar 2013   #8
georgehagi

Home Basic 64 bit
 
 

you are right indeed but Advanced system Care is really trustable software that is used by many people so i dont think it might've caused any issues like this
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13 Mar 2013   #9
georgehagi

Home Basic 64 bit
 
 

Sir George thanks dude sometimes solution is so simple and people just overlook it removal tool on the site helped me get rid of it
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13 Mar 2013   #10
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, since other options are not working, I found something that HAS to work. You must get rid of it through the Registry Editor. There are a few ways, with the first one being how to get rid of the right click thing with right-clicking files, and the other being for doing so on folders.

1.
Open Registry Editor (how to do it is below)

Windows XP: Go to Start menu, open Run, and type regedit and hit Enter.

Windows Vista: Go to Start menu, type regedit in the Search box and hit Enter.

Once your Registry Editor is open, navigate to,

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ ContextMenuHandlers

Find the folder under "ContextMenuHandlers" with the name of this program. Delete it. It should be fixed.

2.
Open Registry Editor

Navigate to
"HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\contextmenuhandlers"

Find the folder under "ContextMenuHandlers" with the name of this program, and delete it.

If this helped, then please mark it as solved and choose best answers.
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