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Old 12-03-07, 10:45 AM
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Smile removing program

I was going through my removing program ritual, as it seems sometimes things get installed when the intenion was not mine.

I came across this Gold VIP Club Casino, when I pushed the remove button it asked if I would like to get rid of it, I then pressed yes. Then up pops this window: Cannot find intallation path, uninstall aborted.

I, of course, do not know the install path, or how it got there, just cannot get rid of it. Other then taking up space on my computer, and making me mad that it is there without my consent. I do not think it is disrupting anything, I would just like to know, if anmyone can help me get rid of this.

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Old 12-03-07, 11:14 AM
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I suspect that you are the victim of foul play. You visited a web site that installed the program without your knowledge or you installed a program that installed this prgram without your knowledge.

Some programs are written such that they REQUIRE the installation path to be removed or modified. With a reputable program this is not an issue, but with a program like this it is.

I suggest that you search the Internet to see if you an find a removal utility or set of instructions for this program. Failing that, delete the program from the hard drive. Then when you try to uninstall it Windows will see that it is missing and allow you to remove it from the list of installed programs.
 
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Old 12-03-07, 01:54 PM
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Failing that, delete the program from the hard drive. Then when you try to uninstall it Windows will see that it is missing and allow you to remove it from the list of installed programs.


Where do I go to delete the program from the hard drive?
 
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Old 12-03-07, 02:23 PM
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Whereever it is installed.
 
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Old 12-03-07, 02:44 PM
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I do not know where it is installed, I did not install it, and I do not know where to go to uninstall it, I do not even know enough to ask the right questions.
 
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Old 12-03-07, 02:55 PM
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Have you tried google yet?

Run your anti-spyware utility. I bet it will find it and at least remove some of it.

Failing that, if you do not know how to locate programs and see what is running, then I recommend you take your computer to a reputable repair shop. What I am asking you to do are all basic things.
 
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Old 12-03-07, 03:05 PM
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Have I tried google? What does this mean? I go to the google site, then what? Do I type in search for the program that is installed on my computer then delete it.
 
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Old 12-03-07, 03:43 PM
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Thanks anyway
 
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Old 12-03-07, 04:08 PM
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Ok,

First off, download Spybot Search & Destroy from here:

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html


Install and run that program, it will find and eliminate common spam programs like you got.

If that did not remove it:

Click on your Start menu:

All Programs

Startup > If there is anything with that Casino program listed, scroll over it and right mouse click.....then delete.

Restart computer

Then go to add/remove programs and attempt to remove it.
 
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Old 12-03-07, 04:58 PM
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I have already run spy-bot I run it religously every week, along with ad-aware. But as of late there has been one thing that could not be removed, everytime I run it, it fails to get rid of it, but always recognizes it. Since Spy-Bot cannot get rid of it, I do not know what to do. I am going to run spy-bot now so if asked I will be able to say exactly what it is.

When I hit start, the casino thin is not listed, when I continue to add or remove it will not go away when prompted.
 
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Old 12-03-07, 05:37 PM
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In order for the program to be installed, it took a manual effort by whoever was using the computer.

It is a Shockwave ActiveX control. You can disable it in IE by clicking:
Tools - Manage add-ons - Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer - then disable the Shockwave Flash Object Flash6.ocx


This is the info on the web for the program:
***************************
Hello to All !

My name is Mark, one of the elite affiliates of the Gold Vip Club Casino.
I have the greatest connection in the world!

I am offering to anyone who is interested >>>

To Become an Official Affiliate of the Gold Vip Club Casino and start making money that is beyond your wildest dream.

A Few Things about Gold Vip Club Casino
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1. One of the few Casinos in the world that can accept U.S. Players,
that's right U.S.A.!!!
BLAH BLAH BLAH
**************************


This is the website:
http://www.goldvipclub.com/
**************************

Whois data:

Status: clientDeleteProhibited, clientRenewProhibited, clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited

Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
 
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Old 12-03-07, 05:58 PM
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I went to tools then to manage add-ons and disable the shock wave then went ot programs to try to delete the casino program with the same results.

Now I have something flashing on my computer about add-ons every once and awhile and have a new sign down where the interment sign is a big gear with a red strike and and eye with a red strike.

Spy Bot virus that spy bot but could not get rid of is NoAdware can this be part of the problem. I f not how do I tend to this NoAdware virus? %Thanlkds
 
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Old 12-03-07, 06:11 PM
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There is a a program called NoAdware and it is legit.

What is the Spybot programming telling you it can't erase?

What's the name of the file?
 
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Old 12-03-07, 07:42 PM
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NoAdware shows up under the problem list, I do not know what file it is, it does not erase this so-called problem
 
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Old 12-04-07, 08:19 AM
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Try this, I just used this myself and it works great>>>

navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Click on each set of Numbers (programs) that you see on the left and click on each one, one at a time to see what program it is, then once you see the one that would not delete in the Add/Remove list, highlight it and Delete it.
Then when you go back to the Add/Remove list, it will not be there anymore!
 
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Old 12-04-07, 08:55 AM
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Quite correct, "it" won't be there anymore, but the program still will be!

This is a good tip in general for _certain_ situations though. Often times things don't get uninstalled properly so the entry still remains when you view Add/Remove programs. This would cause path not found errors when trying to uninstall normally. Deleting the registry entry will prevent you from having to look at it... that's all.

But whatever files are on your drive will still be there, and perhaps the app is even running using up your resources (or worse). It will also prevent you from ever being able to uninstall the application normally.

In this case the OP got a message asking if they would like to remove the program. This message is displayed by the installed app, meaning it _is_ still installed.

-core

P.S. If you want to disable Shockwave in your browser, that's fine, but it won't do anything to the casino software.
 
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Old 12-04-07, 01:55 PM
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Just open up Windows Explorer and delete it from there. Look under Accessories and see if Explorer is listed there, if not, just do a search for "explorer.exe".
Then this casino thing will probably be under "Program Files" so double click on that and if it's there, delete it manually. A few files will probably be left behind, that were installed in Windows, but this will get rid of the brunt of it.
 
 

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