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RegWork
See this

http://www.mywot.com...ard/regwork.com


It is a free scan ONLY, then you have to pay for the program to fix what it reports as errors.
It is widely reported as useless, sharp marketing, constant annoyance in telling you that you have tio buy the product
If it is not shown in add/remove programs, have a look on C Drive Program Files.

Be careful you do not click on the install for the program if it is still in the program, otherwise if it has been partly uninstalled you will re install it.
It is widely reported that the only satisfactory way is to use an installer, such as Revo, but as always care is needed to ensure you are deleting the correct files it may be easier to leave it as is.
http://forum.webuser...ead.php?t=91336

http://answers.micro...56-8203678bb205


Re HD Tune - yes leave it then and uninstall CPUID

Re startup - either just take out the check mark, or use WinPatrol.
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Sounds scary and based on this comment on the link you sent me to it could be hidden. http://answers.micro...56-8203678bb205

"RegWork hides installation directory (C:\Program Files (X86)\RegWork). The uninstall.exe therein cannot be accessed via Windows Explorer. RegWork does not show on the list of installed programs. It is a scam to extract your payments."

Also attaching results of FIND "regwork" using regedit. Did not make any changes.



Hopefully all that remains is this startup folder? Unless it is hidden in the registry?

Edited by joseph456, 02 June 2012 - 02:03 PM.

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So is it in program files

Open C drive and then open program files and is reg work there.
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Not in program files unless it is hidden? Note removed CPUID and folder is still there; same with MSN


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Duplicate post in error how do I remove?

Edited by joseph456, 02 June 2012 - 05:09 PM.

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CPUID


Install and Remove

Installation (setup version only)
Run the setup executable file, and let it guide you for the installation process.

Removal (setup version only)
You can remove the program either from the Add or Remove Programs window (from Settings, Control Panel), or choose Uninstall HWMonitor from Start menu, Programs, CPUID, HWMonitor

Well if you did one of the above, then those folders SHOULD be empty, simply delete them.

and I am not certain as to what you mean re MSN if in fact you refer to messenger then as I said before

2. Messenger you cannot uninstall it is part of Windows, it is not running at startup, so just leave it as is.


and see this
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302089
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Deleted CPUID folder since it is empty.

Any concern with registry entries for RegWork referenced in previous post? As noted this program is not in C:/Program Files unless it is hidden and I cannot see it.
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Well as I said you could use the program Revo uninstaller.
If you go search, not regedit find, but the general search on start click and then search files and folsders and type in - containing words "reg work"
you will see where they are and then if you so wish you can delete using Revo.

http://www.revounins...e_download.html
CAUTION again pease as I said before - great care is required with REVO

OR if it only finds the registry entries use this
http://technet.micro...ernals/bb963902

CAUTION - to not select and click DELETE, if you do the registry entry will be deleted and if that reg works, has other entries connected with the ones you are deleting that have been established by reg works, other aspects may be effected.
Therefore click to take out the check mark and then the entry will simply be disabled.
Leave it that and test the computer over a couple of weeks to ensure all is OK and then you can delete
As here on the link

"To disable an auto-start entry uncheck its check box. To delete an auto-start configuration entry use the Delete menu item or toolbar button."
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Well as I said you could use the program Revo uninstaller.
If you go search, not regedit find, but the general search on start click and then search files and folsders and type in - containing words "reg work"
you will see where they are and then if you so wish you can delete using Revo.

Not sure how to use Revo to delete files (I have the free version).
If I use WinPatrol to delete the startup entry does it delete the file from the registry?
When I ran search this is all that it found:

OR if it only finds the registry entries use this
http://technet.micro...ernals/bb963902

Not sure how to send you a copy of AutoRuns but I did not see any reference to RegWork

Edited by joseph456, 03 June 2012 - 10:15 PM.

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Repeat the search, this time including show hidden files and folders on the search options., if you did not do so at first.

Open Revo, browse to where you have them listed and simply delete from there.
http://www.howtogeek...ndows-computer/
It is for apple uninstall but the principle is the same.

As fas as those that you have found - all users application data
go to My Computer click tools - click folder options, click on view, scroll to show hidden files and folders and put a check mark against it
Click apply and ok.
The you can open application data which will now be visible and then when you find that entry you can simply try and right click delete -
OR use REVO from the start

Establish a restore point first.
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Folder has been removed. No longer appears in Startup. Thanks!

Also unchecked items that were listed "File Not Found" in Autoruns

Edited by joseph456, 04 June 2012 - 08:26 PM.

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Great.

How is it now, is there anything else, that we need to look at to your knowledge.
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That should do it. This has been very helpful.

I appreciate your assistance. :thumbsup:
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Good Luck pleased to have helped.
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