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Windows 7: Can't Remove Zynga URL shortcut from PC

25 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Uninstalling SmartView worked for me too.

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03 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
When I installed my new motherboard drivers I think it came with some "zynga" link and even though I delete it, when I log back into windows it always reappears.

Does anyone know how to permanently remove this.
Ooh, pick me, I know!

1) Do "Ctrl+Alt+Del" to start Task Manager.
2) Click on "Processes" tab
3) Highlight "Smartview..."
4) Click "End Process"
5) Next navigate to " C:\Program Files (x86)\DeviceVM\SmartView\plugins\ "
6) Select the Zynga folder
7) Hold down "Shift" and press "Delete"

FIN (-;
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 64bit

Thank you guys for posting this! Had the same problem as the poster and finally got rid of that stupid shortcut.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 May 2012   #14

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hey I know this is an old thread but having installed my Gigagbyte board drivers again for an SSD install founf this wretched "thing" back.

Another way of doing this is

regedit >
Software > burrow down to DeviceVM Inc.
> open it
> delete all entries listed

This leaves DeviceVM Inc. in the reg but no irritateware

To make absolutely sure you can also check the Programs and Features.

I went to this length as Zynga was not in my Control Panel > Programs and Features
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

17 months after the last post. ASRock is also pushing this out with their motherboards. Thanks for the tip.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2012   #16

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HuckD View Post
17 months after the last post. ASRock is also pushing this out with their motherboards. Thanks for the tip.
Hello Huck and welcome - as a matter of course I sometimes go to these lengths as I have found that Norton and AVG are real hard to get rid of even after using their removal tools, and other forms of removal.

BUT BE CAREFUL in regedit my friend take your time and if not absolutely 100% sure - leave it!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2013   #17

win 7 x64

I got Zynga installed by this software called Splashtop, that came bundled with my gygabyte motherboard's drivers disc. Got rid of it by uninstalling Splashtop from control panel->uninstall a program.
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 Can't Remove Zynga URL shortcut from PC

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