This is really annoying! Windows has so many things that seem hard to control, but I go really mad when I cannot remove a single program / service.
Since windows installed the "Network Monitor Driver", I cannot remove it.
When I try to remove it, the Network properties window simply HANGS.
I must kill the process, as it stays in the HANG state for minutes, without any change.
After that, NETWORK MONITOR DRIVER still remains on the network properties.
RECENTLY I had an "improvement" on this problem!
I installed the new "NETWORK MONITOR 3" from Microsoft.
After I REMOVED this one (network monitor 3), I get the error:
"Cannot uninstall the Network Monitor Driver component. Network monitor driver is still required by the following components and cannot be uninstalled until those components are uninstalled: NETWORK MONITOR3"
SO, now I have 2 annoyances!!!!!!!!!!!
I only have 3 registry keys that relate to "network monitor 3", and removing those will CHANGE the above error message to the SAME message without the "NETWORK MONITOR3" name on it, so it seems the registry is just a name reference.
Any help on this one?