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Windows 7: Removing leftover bits of NCH software

09 Apr 2013   #11
ZomBob

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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27 Oct 2014   #12
rick486

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Total Removal of NCH software

Am having freezes with Win 7 and began looking for unwanted/suspicious software. Saw NCH Software Icon on my desktop and don't know how or when it got there. Looked in Control Panel>>Uninstall for NCH and it's NOWHERE. Went to C:\Program Files (x86) and there it was. Went into sub folders and began deleting and all but two files/folders would not delete. Sooo....decided to delete all references to NCH in the Registry.

Go to Start>>Run>>"regedit" (type in), click OK, then RUN ....the Registry Editor opens. Now for the initiated, deleting stuff from the registry seems daunting, but I've deleted JUNK stuff from it all the time, you just have to be selective in deleting ONLY what you're searching for. Here's what you do for NCH residue:

1. Go to Edit>>Find window and type in: "NCH Software" without parenthesis. Click "Find Next" and the first of approximately 50 garbage entries of NCH will appear. Now pay attention to the following:

2. The highlighted entry will always be in the RIGHT box. If there is NO REFERENCE to "NCH..." in the left box, then just delete the RIGHT BOX line. To go to the next entry easily, just hit the "F3" key. Now:

3. If there is any "NCH..." or "expresszip" in the LEFT BOX (the main registry headings), then HIGHLIGHT THATand hit DELETE and it plus the entire subset will be deleted, which is what you want.

BE CAREFUL!!! IT'S EASY TO GET CARRIED AWAY WITH THE DELETE--F3 KEYS AND GET CARELESS. DO NOT DELETE AN ENTRY LIKE "NCx" where x is another letter.

Once you've scanned your entire directory, move the "elevator" up to the top, highlight "C:\" and rescan to make sure you didn't miss one.

Now close the Registry and your changes will be saved. Reboot your computer and find the folder "NEH Software" in the "Program Files (x86" (Win 7) section using Windows explorer, or "computer" in the Start screen. Highlight the NCH folder and hit DELETE. It may ask you to continue as an administrator, so do so. The NCH folder and all files will be deleted.

Time will tell if that was the culprit in my freezes.
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