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Uninstalling software

  1. #1


    cornish_fi Guest

    Uninstalling software

    Hi,
    I want to uninstall certain software that came preinstalled on my Vista
    machine.
    However, this software does not appear in the listing when I attempt to do
    this via the Add/Remove software utility.

    One of the applications is the pre-installed antivirus software, which
    constantly comes up with annoying messages about renewing the subscription. I
    already have an alternative package.

    Anyone know how to remove this software cleanly?
    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Uninstalling software

    Did you check to the see if the Antivirus program list its own uninstaller
    under its Programs Group in the Start menu > All Programs? Have you checked
    the developers website to find out information about uninstalling it? Which
    brand AV is this by the way?
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "cornish_fi" <cornishfi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:79605B14-F50B-40CC-A00D-6238D9ECAD94@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    > I want to uninstall certain software that came preinstalled on my Vista
    > machine.
    > However, this software does not appear in the listing when I attempt to
    > do
    > this via the Add/Remove software utility.
    >
    > One of the applications is the pre-installed antivirus software, which
    > constantly comes up with annoying messages about renewing the
    > subscription. I
    > already have an alternative package.
    >
    > Anyone know how to remove this software cleanly?
    > Thanks!


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Bob Eyster Guest

    Re: Uninstalling software

    Some of these pre-installed software is nothing more than a Shortcut to the
    installer for that program. Double-clicking it will install the software.

    --

    Bob Eyster
    MS Windows Vista Home Premium



    "cornish_fi" <cornishfi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:79605B14-F50B-40CC-A00D-6238D9ECAD94@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    > I want to uninstall certain software that came preinstalled on my Vista
    > machine.
    > However, this software does not appear in the listing when I attempt to
    > do
    > this via the Add/Remove software utility.
    >
    > One of the applications is the pre-installed antivirus software, which
    > constantly comes up with annoying messages about renewing the
    > subscription. I
    > already have an alternative package.
    >
    > Anyone know how to remove this software cleanly?
    > Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    cornish_fi Guest

    Re: Uninstalling software

    Thanks Bob.
    That looks like exactly what I need.
    I'll give it a go.

    "Bob" wrote:

    > Try this:
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archi...30/487096.aspx
    >
    > "cornish_fi" <cornishfi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:79605B14-F50B-40CC-A00D-6238D9ECAD94@xxxxxx

    > > Hi,
    > > I want to uninstall certain software that came preinstalled on my Vista
    > > machine.
    > > However, this software does not appear in the listing when I attempt to
    > > do
    > > this via the Add/Remove software utility.
    > >
    > > One of the applications is the pre-installed antivirus software, which
    > > constantly comes up with annoying messages about renewing the
    > > subscription. I
    > > already have an alternative package.
    > >
    > > Anyone know how to remove this software cleanly?
    > > Thanks!
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    cornish_fi Guest

    Re: Uninstalling software

    I definitely didn't install it, it was already installed and requires a
    subscription to keep it up-to-date.
    Thanks!

    "Bob Eyster" wrote:

    > Some of these pre-installed software is nothing more than a Shortcut to the
    > installer for that program. Double-clicking it will install the software.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bob Eyster
    > MS Windows Vista Home Premium
    >
    >
    >
    > "cornish_fi" <cornishfi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:79605B14-F50B-40CC-A00D-6238D9ECAD94@xxxxxx

    > > Hi,
    > > I want to uninstall certain software that came preinstalled on my Vista
    > > machine.
    > > However, this software does not appear in the listing when I attempt to
    > > do
    > > this via the Add/Remove software utility.
    > >
    > > One of the applications is the pre-installed antivirus software, which
    > > constantly comes up with annoying messages about renewing the
    > > subscription. I
    > > already have an alternative package.
    > >
    > > Anyone know how to remove this software cleanly?
    > > Thanks!
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    HeyBub Guest

    Re: Uninstalling software

    cornish_fi wrote:

    > I definitely didn't install it, it was already installed and requires
    > a subscription to keep it up-to-date.
    > Thanks!
    Some anti-virus software (such as Symantec who shall remain nameless) is
    difficult to remove. Norton is the barnacle of the software world.

    Be sure to visit the offending software's website for sooper-sekret removal
    tools. Even then...



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