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    A blog entry that lists uninstall programs for many A/V installations - AV and AS Uninstallers.

    Also has a few miscellaneous other uninstallers listed.

    NOTE: mostly these programs should be used as a last resort when the normal uninstall procedures fail or leave some remnant behind that causes problems.

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    Or, if you have never heard of and don't use Revo Uninstaller Freeware

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='799072' date='20-Oct-2009 16:49']A blog entry that lists uninstall programs for many A/V installations - AV and AS Uninstallers.

    Also has a few miscellaneous other uninstallers listed.

    NOTE: mostly these programs should be used as a last resort when the normal uninstall procedures fail or leave some remnant behind that causes problems.

    Joe[/quote]

    Joe, this was a wonderful find. It ran and I saw tons of files fly past. When finished it left behind a .log that I read. It had been in the registry and force removed several registry keys for the Firefox extensions. It force removed items from the Eventlog, the Avg toolbar toggle button and the toolbar menu.

    Before it started it displayed a notice that several restarts may be reguired before results are shown. I have restarted once and AVG is still in add-ons. I will do it often until they are gone. I believe this will do the job.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='799084' date='20-Oct-2009 16:17']Or, if you have never heard of and don't use Revo Uninstaller Freeware[/quote]

    Generally Revo does a really good job. However, sometimes software from such as AVG & Symantec have been known to leave lots of orphaned files & registry entries that are missed. This has been known to cause all sorts of problems later. IMO, then you need a specialty program from the vendor to track down and eliminate these files & entries as the original vendor should be in the best position to know what was installed.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='799177' date='21-Oct-2009 10:12']Generally Revo does a really good job. However, sometimes software from such as AVG & Symantec have been known to leave lots of orphaned files & registry entries that are missed. This has been known to cause all sorts of problems later. IMO, then you need a specialty program from the vendor to track down and eliminate these files & entries as the original vendor should be in the best position to know what was installed.

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    Removing files, folders and registry entries is a whole different ballgame from trying to remove Add-ons. I've tried the best of the best and nothing works on removing those. Perhaps there's a special tool somewhere for this but I haven't been able to find it.
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    Have you tried CCleaner ??
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='799203' date='21-Oct-2009 12:42']Have you tried CCleaner ??[/quote]

    No I haven't, I've seen it mentioned here many times. It never crossed my mind that it could be used to do what I'm trying to do. I'll take a good look at it and give it a try if it looks like it'll work. Because you suggested it, I'm sure that it's worth trying. Any port in a storm, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    Removing files, folders and registry entries is a whole different ballgame from trying to remove Add-ons. I've tried the best of the best and nothing works on removing those. Perhaps there's a special tool somewhere for this but I haven't been able to find it.
    If you are talking about all those adware toolbars which free programs are including with their installers these days, not much of anything really removes them. It's best to uncheck the checkboxes during installation and avoid the problem in the first place. Most of the time you can watch the installers very closely and you have the option of unchecking the toolbars. AVG and CCleaner both have toolbars, and other add-ons which should be unchecked. Removing them after the fact is a royal pain in the butt.
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    You can remove SAV/Norton products by browsing to www.symantec.com/nrt and running the executeable which will be pushed from that URL.

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