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Program not on the uninstall list

  1. #1


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    Program not on the uninstall list


    Hello,

    I just installed a program which I thought is what I needed, but it turned out to be useless, and not only that, it actually seems to be a trojan horse or some kind, because I can not find it in the uninstall list on control panel.
    I've also downloaded Revo Uninstaller, but that did not help.
    I'm afraid it infected my Windows 8 machine with some sort of a virus.
    Is there a way to delete that from my machine?

    thank you!

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    What is the program? Was it installed or is it a portable?
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  3. #3


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    It's a game I downloaded and it's installed, not portable
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    It was just a thought because portables don't show up in the uninstall list, neither do apps from App Store.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
    Hello,

    I just installed a program which I thought is what I needed, but it turned out to be useless, and not only that, it actually seems to be a trojan horse or some kind, because I can not find it in the uninstall list on control panel.
    I've also downloaded Revo Uninstaller, but that did not help.
    I'm afraid it infected my Windows 8 machine with some sort of a virus.
    Is there a way to delete that from my machine?

    thank you!
    Is it an App or desktop program ? Maybe Malwarebytes can get rid of it.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    A desktop program not an app, I'll try MBAM
    BTW, how can I remove with MBAM ?It did not detect anything
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
    A desktop program not an app, I'll try MBAM
    BTW, how can I remove with MBAM ?It did not detect anything
    So, even Mbam doesn't consider it a PUP. Maybe you can find where the program is installed and delete it's folder and files to Recycle Bin and see if something may complain about it, give you some warnings etc. If that happens you can always restore from RB and look for other means to get rid of it.
    P.S.
    Maybe you can also try Revo in "Hunter Mode" or "Forced uninstall" but you'll have to find where program is installed .
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  8. #8



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    If you can still run it, you could try Process Explorer (from Microsoft TechNet) and see if Virus Total(a cloud based AV tool that check using multiple AVs) finds anything and also where/what it's using(registry keys, DLLs, threads...etc.) in the system(if you have to manually uninstall it). Also you can look in resource monitor and see if you can find anything, and look for it's name in services to turn it of in case it installed a service(such as a phone home updater). Last but not least on my list is using Geek Uninstaller in safe mode and force uninstall.
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    About the Process Explorer : I downloaded it, but it just shows processes, what can I do with it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
    About the Process Explorer : I downloaded it, but it just shows processes, what can I do with it ?
    If you can load/run the program your trying to uninstall right click it in process explorer and choose properties to see where in the system it's embedded: registry keys, DLLs, services if any, under image it shows you the path, right click again and upload it to Virus Total and check for malware and much more(kill process, kill whole process tree...etc.)
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