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    Re: aggravating mouse

    Hi LR - How do I delete the entry out of the MSCONFIG utility?? I should know but I haven't seen the way to do it. I'll also go through to the area you indicate and see if the entry is still there. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> I'll be back in a sec........

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    Re: aggravating mouse

    Look at the post above your last one. That's the path in Regedit to the programs that run at startup, and show up in MSCONFIG. Delete the key in question, and MSCONFIG won't show it anymore.

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    Re: aggravating mouse

    Hi LR,

    It isn't in there, or in the run once or any of those areas?? I know when I ran the search terms through the registry nothing else popped up having anything to do with McAfee or Active Shield or VSO so the entry shouldn't be in the MSCONFIG/startup group, but it is. Crazy! I have to be missing something some place but I don't know where or what.

    Thanks!

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    Re: aggravating mouse

    It could be there, but it's unlikely, since it's a part of the MacAffee virus scanning engine, and should run regularly when Windows starts. Do you still have a directory called VSO on the computer? It may still be there due to a partial uninstall; if so, that's where the file is. Delete the directory. Have you rebooted since you uninstalled MacAffee? If not, do so.
    Added: Just reread your post, and found that you DO have a VSO directory. Have you done a Regedit search for the file, deleting each entry that it comes up with? - Sorry about ending that sentence with a preposition...

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    Re: aggravating mouse

    Hi LR - <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> I end lots of my sentences with prepositions. I haven't figured out how to do otherwise! English wasn't my best subject in school!!

    Anyway, my neighbour lady really was hoping I'd get the computer back to her so she could play solitaire <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> so I took it to her. I plan on visiting her next week one day and I'll check for the VSO folder or in regedit again when I do. I may have seen it there and not recognized that it was the right key to delete. There were several keys/entries that came up when I used "VSO" as a search term. I don't believe they all belonged to McAfee.

    Oh and yes, I have rebooted several times since uninstalling McAfee but that didn't remove the entry.

    Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be bothering anything, I don't think, it is just an annoyance to me. I also want to be certain that AVG is updating itself properly. And I have a feeling she'll be ready with questions too. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Thanks <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> and I'll post back once I've taken another look at "the beastly computer"! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>

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    Re: aggravating mouse

    Hi Skitter

    Glad it's shaped up well for you. WRT the MSCONFIG entry, I've found that some of these entries can be really "sticky" in 98. You could try grabbing the utility I mention in the thread Cleaning out 'pesky' registry entries, which appears to target that specific irritation. It will fit on a floppy, so you could take it over to your friend's and run it there.

    Sounds like you're all under control though! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Alan

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