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Darklighter137

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Greetings! About a year ago, I downloaded the trail version of Internet Download Manager. When the trial period expired, I decided I didn't want to buy it--therefore, I uninstalled it. After doing so, my internet connection ceased to function. That is, I could connect to the internet, but no application could use it anymore (I confirmed that it was the unistall by using system restore).

I contacted the company and recieved no response. My own clever idea was to use System Restore to turn back the clock on the software so I could disable the browser integration. This worked very well, as I could keep the software installed and perhaps buy it at another time.

Sadly, when I recently decided to switch to Firefox, I ran into a bit of a snag: Everytime I try to download something, a message box complaining about the trial period being over appears, and I am sent to an online store to buy IDM instead of my download.

Since I downloaded the software a year ago, I cannot use System Restore to revert my system to time before I installed it. What, therefore, can I do to fix this problem?

Thank you very much for your time. :tazz:
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well, you might try getting the files you will need to repair and then get around to uninstalling it again, then you can try repairing the old connection... it might not hurt to see if keeping edonkey on your computer incase your connection fails again, oh, and for awhile I had a continuous internet connection error, i forget how i resolved it, but the important thing is that I had already installed a copy of Avant Browser on my computer which functioned even with internet explorer and its connected ms software unable to connect to the internet including, ironicly enough, Dr. Watson and MS's own error reporting software. So get avant browser and some other stuff on thier, install it, then uninstall your faulty ms software and be done with it... Be warned, thier have been times(no-doubt-mindboggling-numberwise) that my advice and actions proove extremely unwise... for instance thier was this camping trip envolving a tree... but this isnt a nature show. :help: :tazz: ;)

Beware my advice is faulty but amusing... your choice to do it or not :help:
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well, you might try getting the files you will need to repair and then get around to uninstalling it again, then you can try repairing the old connection... it might not hurt to see if keeping edonkey on your computer incase your connection fails again, oh, and for awhile I had a continuous internet connection error, i forget how i resolved it, but the important thing is that I had already installed a copy of Avant Browser on my computer which functioned even with internet explorer and its connected ms software unable to connect to the internet including, ironicly enough, Dr. Watson and MS's own error reporting software.  So get avant browser and some other stuff on thier, install it, then uninstall your faulty ms software and be done with it... Be warned, thier have been times(no-doubt-mindboggling-numberwise) that my advice and actions proove extremely unwise... for instance thier was this camping trip envolving a tree... but this isnt a nature show.  :help:    :tazz:    ;)

Beware my advice is faulty but amusing... your choice to do it or not  :help:

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I would choose to not use the info above. Lets post a HiJack This log and see what is going on inside your PC. It is probably just a matter of deleting all of the "things" this program installed to your machine.

Edited by phybyr0ptyk, 07 June 2005 - 12:44 AM.

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Thank you both. In regards to the second poster, as of right now, that would not be a good idea... I currently have some malware issues I am trying to sort out. Once those have been taking care of, I would love your help. Thanks. =)
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Well, you should definately post a HiJack This log here

Especially if you are attempting Malware removal, an expert will help you.
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