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12 Apr 2012   #1

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
Start Up

Stupidly I downloaded "WinZip Registry Optimizer" a WinZip programme designed by a Corel Company which is supposed to be Microsoft Gold Certified with a CNET Editors ratiing of four stars and now I can get rid of it!! I have looked through my list of programmes but cannot find it. Obviously they have hidden it away under another name. Every time I open my computer up it comes, does a scan and tells me I have hundres of registry errors and the only way to clear them is to purchase the programme, which I will not do as I have a suspicion it's a con. I have attached a screen shot showing details of the programme.

Two questions, (A) can anyone with the knowledge please tell me where it might be hiding and how to get rid of it and (B) If I can't get rid of it, where do I find my "Start Up" screen/menu in the control panel so I can switch it off and stop it opening every time I switch on, if it is showing there please?

RonBin79



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12 Apr 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I'd do a System Restore to a date prior to installing the offending program.

It most likely lives somewhere in C:\Program files or C:\Program files (x86), but who knows what the name of the directory within those directories might be. And just deleting that directory would leave behind remnants.

Yeah, it is a con of a sort. Those types of programs will typically find dozens or hundreds of "errors" on a brand new immaculate Windows installation--and ask you to pay for their removal. And then find even more after you have paid and removed the so-called errors.

General recommendation is to not use a registry cleaner at all. If you are so obsessive that you cannot help yourself, use CCleaner, but say yes when it asks you if you want to backup the existing registry.
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12 Apr 2012   #3

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
WinZip Reg optimizer

Thanks for the info I have learned my lesson! Can you tell me please where I can find on the Control Panel (Windows 7 Premioum) the screen which allows you to turn off programmes which open on start up??

RonBin79
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12 Apr 2012   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Type msconfig into the start box and then look at the "startup" tab. That's where most of them are.

Windows will start with all of the shown items unchecked. You should leave your anti-virus checked. You can revisit the page and re-check certain entries if some of your desired functionality disappears when unchecked. I've got about 5 things checked on that tab.

Did you use System Restore and did it get rid of the program in question?
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12 Apr 2012   #5
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Did you look for the Program in Control Panel>Programs and Features which is where you uninstall it?

If not, look under Start>All Programs to find it, see if it has an Uninstaller listing there to click.

But Ignat's idea to System Restore before you installed it would be preferable to get rid of both the crapware and any changes it made. So try that first to see if you have a Restore point before it was installed.

If problems persist work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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12 Apr 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Type msconfig into the start box and then look at the "startup" tab. That's where most of them are.

Windows will start with all of the shown items unchecked. You should leave your anti-virus checked. You can revisit the page and re-check certain entries if some of your desired functionality disappears when unchecked. I've got about 5 things checked on that tab.

Did you use System Restore and did it get rid of the program in question?

go o run --> msconfig (wizard will open in that -->services --> enable checkbox to hide all microsoft services -->find all req services re running --> goto startup tab -->check for the item in case if u find unwanted item uncheck by this way u can predict the unwanted startup item.
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17 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Click Start, type services.msc in the Search box. Press ENTER. Right click and stop each service which is not necessary for you.
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