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Removing MSN Gaming Zone, netmeeting, outlook express


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After so many smart-[bleep] answers in this thread, one person earlier did recommend some freeware called UNLOCKER at http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ to try...and voila..it works. I got rid of that nasty 'msn gaming zone', and also 'microsoft frontpage' and 'outlook express'.
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Outlook an MSN can be removed via the control panel\ add\remove programs. Although seeing how some files were already manually removed, i doubt the uninstall will go smoothly.

Edited by Ectech, 27 June 2009 - 08:23 PM.

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You don't use Unlocker to remove programs. Programs have to be uninstalled.
Outlook Express can not be uninstalled, since it's a part of Internet Explorer.
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You're right of course: using either a specific program uninstall .exe OR ADD/REMOVE if they're listed there, is the way to go. This thread was started based on a program {or comments re similar programs} that cannot be uninstalled, either individually or by ADD/REMOVE. They're just orphaned files that cannot be deleted, and UNILOCKER frees them up to allow for this.
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Also a lot of times you need to empty the folder before you can actually delete the folder on the orphaned files.
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Well boy, is my face RED now! :)
I had deleted the contents of the 3 files {MSN Gaming Zone, Outlook Express, and Microsoft Frontpage} as best I could, then unlocked them using that UNLOCKER utility, then deleted them. They were GONE.
After working several hours, then rebooting later, THEY'RE ALL BACK AGAIN! Two are 'there' but just empty folders, but Outlook Express has 12 members in it!
Must be a cache scenario in WINDOWS/SYSTEM32 like an earlier suggestion said?
Or ???
Who knows!
{I did try deleting those DLL's and the .exe's as described, earlier, but that hadn't worked either.}
Back to the drawing board!

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