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    removing programs

    one of my systems is a dell laptop w/ vista on it. i know this is a ubuntu forum but i thought i'd run it through you guys. it did have a free copy (provided by isp) of Computer Associates Anti Virus. unfortunatly vista, Revo Uninstaller and Your Uninstaller 2008 are all unable to completly remove every tiny piece of it. i can't install McAfee because it detects CA. but vista, Revo and YU say its nolonger there. anyone know what to do to fix it other than a complete reload? thanks

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    Re: removing programs

    Did you check for folders for this application?
    Depending on how deep it went you could just delete the subfolders the application made.
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    Re: removing programs

    I've tried. The computer doesn't recognize that there are any folders from there, but when I tried to install McAfee on the computer it said CA was still on there.

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    Re: removing programs

    you know some applications like that attach to the main core of windows, I have seen it happen.
    You might be stuck with what you have in that case.
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    Re: removing programs

    Can CCleaner help at all in this case? I don't really know anything about Windows anymore, but maybe CCleaner would clear junk out of the registry...

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    Re: removing programs

    A registry cleaner might help. You can also check CA's site to see if they have a removal tool... I know symantec provides a removal tool for some of it's products because they won't completely uninstall.

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