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Windows 7: Relevant knowledge - Hiden installation.

05 Dec 2017   #1
Landyman

7 Home 64 & 7 Pro 64
 
 
Relevant knowledge - Hiden installation.

I switched on my Windows 7 Pro laptop for the first time today. After the normal delay in booting (I need to do a re-install of the OS), I saw a 'Windows Security Alert'. The firewall had blocked part of a program, whose name I did not recognise.

So I looked in Control Panel's uninstall list and saw that the program had been installed today. Yesterday, I had downloaded a free mp3 editor and I guess that it had been placed on my laptop to install at the next switch-on.

Searching the internet I discovered it's function and that it was difficult to remove, without downloading more programs. This I ignored and used Windows normal uninstall, which removed it from the uninstall list.

However it was still in it's program folder, so I deleted it manually and then opened the Recycle Bin and deleted it from there.

Hopefully it's gone.


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05 Dec 2017   #2
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

You probably have an entry in HKCU\Software to delete... :)
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05 Dec 2017   #3
Landyman

7 Home 64 & 7 Pro 64
 
 

Many thanks. You are correct.

I used regedit and found a few entries, but did nothing. Then CCleaner found one entry, so cleaned with CC.

Then I used regedit and they were all gone.
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