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rxkevco

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Recently bought a music recording studio programme only to find out after installing that i had been sold a pirate copy. As you need a lot of technical support from the programs makers , i decided to uninstall the programme altogether and go and buy the thing properly from a shop. But unfortunatly i cant delete the desktop shortcut. It wasnt deleted when i un-installed the program, and it refuses to go. I keep getting an error message saying that
"CANNOT FIND SPECIFIED FILE- WORLDC~.1OVW "
Can anyone help, as far as i can gather, its something to do with JAVA application of some sort.
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Try using a separate uninstaller program (Try Your Uninstaller 2004) to get rid of any loose ends of the program.
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there are numerous free file shredders out there. tryone and see if it removes it.
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Have tried the "uninstaller " programme, and i agree, its much better than the add /remove on xp. However, it didnt remove the icon.
I have deleted everything to do with this progam, but still the desktop icon wont go. What sort of file shredder are you recomending ??? and more to the point , how easy are they to use, and what chance is there of causing permenant damage , accidently???
KEV.
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Howdy:

Try booting into Safe Mode and removing it that way!!

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For some reason i cant get the comp to reboot in safe mode. whenever i press f8, the screen comes up stuck on " START WINDOWS NORMALLY" , i cant do anything else as the screen is frozen. i have to reboot again to let it start normally.
have downloaded a file shredder ( mutilate ), and have found the files that need to be deleted, along with some subfolders, but the shreddER says "CANT FIND SPECIFIED PATH " OR "CANNOT DELETE SPECIFIED FOLDER ".
ANY IDEAS. GETTING CHEESED OFF NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sounds like you may have picked up something else along with the download..

Take a look at THIS THREAD and follow their instructions exactly..

When you are finished, post an HJT log in the Malware Forum (there is a link in my signature)..

Murray

Edited by Murray S., 27 June 2005 - 11:21 AM.

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SUCCESS AT LAST,,,,,,,,,, after repeatedly trying the file shredder and "your uninstaller" programs, time after time, the competition was won by,,,,,,,,,
" YOUR UNINSTALLER 2004 ".
Dont know why it worked on this particular occassion, but it did, and very well indeed. There is not a trace of the program anywhere.
As for the not being able to reboot in safe mode, and the " invalid boot. ini file" error message---- i think i will leave it till tomorrow before following the hjt thread.
Not being cocky or foolish, its just that this bloody computer has a mind of its own, and has a habit of causing itself problems, and then rectifing the problems itself , just when you dont expect it. Usually just after giving in and posting a thread on here. I have run spybot and adaware and both come up clean, as does my norton antivirus, so if this boot error persists, its probably something i have done rather than something more sinister (i hope ).
Once again, thanks to all for your advice, but especially for the uninstaller advice. Fantastic, Many thanks,
KEV.
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