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    question re Korea Messenger/Media center shortcuts on Win7 desktop and MS language pack updates

    Hi:

    Soon after allowing a massive group of Microsoft language pack updates this summer two shortcut icons appeared on my desktop. I cannot find any way to remove them other than deleting keys from the registry and deleting the shortcuts themselves. No help from Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall options, or from the Update list from Windows Update. I set out my registry findings below. The two shortcuts show up in Start Menu.

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    #1 korea media player

    locations in registry

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-947643387-3273630562-3841729455-1001\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-947643387-3273630562-3841729455-1001_Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E

    all the above keys have a name in the right panel: @C:\Windows\system32\oobefldr.dll,-110


    #2 korea messenger center

    locations in registry

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-947643387-3273630562-3841729455-1001\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-947643387-3273630562-3841729455-1001_Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\218\52C64B7E

    all the above keys have a name in the right panel: @C:\Windows\system32\oobefldr.dll,-112

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    I cannot find any uninstall options in the Control Panel > Programs and Features section for either of these above, nor in the Start Menu > All Programs left panel.

    The Targets of the two desktop shortcuts for both #1 and #2 is the internet at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=143930&clci....
    (I cannot see the rest of the target URL)

    I'd like to get rid of these two. Any idea about what I should do?

    By the way, I did not deliberately install any programs that carried this junk onto my system. The only clue I could find on the internet is that the links for both were piggy-backed on the MicroSoft update which placed the Korean language pack on my system.

    I have also checked the list of installed updates from MS but no clue is available there, either, unless I missed it.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Any way to do a System Restore back to when you installed the updates?

    Also, what exactly happens when you right-click the shortcut and choose Delete?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesquire2 View Post
    I cannot find any way to remove them other than deleting keys from the registry and deleting the shortcuts themselves.
    As they are just shortcuts (apparently mandated by the Korean government), is that not sufficient?

    Bruce

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