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Windows 7: An annoying app

16 Jun 2011   #1
ICIT2LOL

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

I heave just recently replaced my hard drive and had to reinstall everything I even ran the Gigabyte mobo software disk through the machine.

Now I have this extremely annoying Zynga game icon on the desktop and taskbar on boot and I cannot find anywhere it is listed to get rid of it as quick Google is telling me that it is related to Facebook -something that I DO NOT want on my machine.

Anybody tell me where to find this wretched thing - I am assuming that I downloaded it with the Gigabyte software?


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16 Jun 2011   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

look in, control panel/programs and features and uninstall it if it shows
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16 Jun 2011   #3
ICIT2LOL

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

Sorry Boobah been there already mate and no sign of it or it's parent company in there or in All programs.

Did a "search" and nothing comes up so the little buggas hiding somewhere perhaps it uses an http:// "no www. address means something. I reckon it's been bundled with the Gigabyte stuff.
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16 Jun 2011   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Also, try Msconfig.
If you find it there, you should see the program location and registry.

1. Go to the program location and see if there is an uninstaller. Try to uninstall it from there.
2. Go to the registry location and delete the string.
3. Disable startup in Msconfig.

I'd try No. 1, first and do the other two if No. 1 doesn't work.
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16 Jun 2011   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Thanks p5bdkw

Hmmmm didn't think of that one will go see whats happening.
:-)


Just had a look and nothing resembling zynga or other game apps - found in reg edit anyway it referenced to some software outlet called splashtop anyway we'll soon see when I reboot eh?
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16 Jun 2011   #6
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

On my sisters XP machine I uninstalled SmartView for IE in Add and Remove Programs, to remove the Zynga Games crapware?

Edit: You may also need to check your IE add-ons (I can't remember either way)?
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16 Jun 2011   #7
ICIT2LOL

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

No it didn't stop it so I'll go look for Oaken's suggestion - I've seen that in Progs and Feats. But I'll try add ons first - no may as well do both eh??
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16 Jun 2011   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Download & run Autoruns this will show all start-up items on your system including browser add-ons / helpers you can disable any you need too and once proven, rogue apps can be deleted from start-up perminently

Autoruns for Windows
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16 Jun 2011   #9
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

You'll definitely have to remove the program- just can't recall if there was an add-on part also.
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16 Jun 2011   #10
ICIT2LOL

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

Thanks to you all did the Progs and Feats and the reg location - red dog gone and yeah Barman didn't think of looking in there either I must say I have learnt quite a bit this morning thanks to you all
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