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How do I remove MSN Gaming Zone for good?


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Phoenix_Divine

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I tried to remove it using SafeMode once, but it got back when I logged by into Normal Mode...

:tazz:

Please tell me a way to remove it completely.
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phybyr0ptyk

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This article may help.

http://support.micro...com/kb/q186161/
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Oh come on. MSN Gaming Zome isn't listed in the Add/Remove Programs.

Edit: When I try to delete the folder it says it's still in use.

Edited by Phoenix_Divine, 02 August 2005 - 11:00 PM.

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phybyr0ptyk

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CTRL ALT DEL close any running processes that may be using it?

Google is your friend


EDIT: Are you able to view hidden files and folders? If not turn it on and check Add/Remove again. Just a thought.

Edited by phybyr0ptyk, 02 August 2005 - 11:39 PM.

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I have tried google ..

a lot.

and yes I can view hidden files.. I am not a noob...

MSN Gaming Zone is hard to get rid of.

I know of Cnt Alt Delete

and MSN Gaming Zone isn't in there.

Edited by Phoenix_Divine, 02 August 2005 - 11:41 PM.

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phybyr0ptyk

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Dont look for MSN Gaming zone look for any processess that may be using it.
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Processes

Winamp.exe
IExplorer.exe
svchost.exe
ctfmon.exe
Flatbed.exe
Pptd40nt.exe
taskmng.exe
realsched.exe
jusched.exe
BCMSMMSG.exe
ccAPP.exe
hkcmd.exe
CCPXYSVC.EXE
explorer.exe
Apache.exe
NISUM.EXE
Navapsvc.exe
mysqld-nt.exe
CTSVCCDA.EXE
ccEvtMgr.exe
Apache.exe
spoolsv.exe
svchost (4 of em)
lsass.exe
services.exe
winlogon.exe
csrss.exe
smss.exe
System
System Idle Process

Edited by Phoenix_Divine, 02 August 2005 - 11:47 PM.

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phybyr0ptyk

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Still examining the processes but why do you have 2 apache servers running?
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I googled a lot of my processes and they all seemed fine.

I have no idea why two Apache's are running.
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Yeah I googled all processes I wasn't sure of and found nothing. Are you running an apache server from your machine? If not I would look into that. Other than that, I don't know what else to tell you. Good luck in your fight AGAINST (expletive) Microsoft Software.
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haha Thanks. about the Apache thing. I probably messed up installing it, and installed it twice or something... I am going to completely just remove Apache and re-do it all. Maybe that will fix it...
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In Windows XP Professional edition do this:

In Windows Explorer (not IE), click the Tools item at the top.
Click Folder Options
Select the View tab
Under Hidden Files click Show hidden files and folders
Unclick Hide protected operating system files


Go to \WINDOWS\system32\dllcache

Delete the following files:

bckg.dll
bckgres.dll
bckgzm.exe
chkr.dll
chkrres.dll
chkrzm.exe
cmnclim.dll
cmnresm.dll
hrtz.dll
hrtzres.dll
hrtzzm.exe
rvse.dll
rvseres.dll
rvsezm.exe
shvl.dll
shvlres.dll
shvlzm.exe
uniansi.dll
zclientm.exe
zcorem.dll
zeeverm.dll
znetm.dll
zoneclim.dll
zonelibm.dll

Go to \Program Files\MSN Gaming Zone\Windows

Delete all files

Windows will whine at your about missing files which are required for "system stability" and demand that you insert your WinCrap CD. Bah. Press Cancel.

Done.
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HI,
I wanted to remove this too... if i do remove all those files? You just mentioned.. all those dll's and the odd exe.... will windows permanently bug me about it every time i start my machine or will it only tell me about that rubbish once?

Jules
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Well how do you remove the folder of MSN Gaming Zone?

It just sits there with only a Windows Folder in it.

I can not delete it because Windows complain that it's in use.

Also about 2 Apache's exe's on my computer.

YES I am running it as a Server, so that's the reason for that.
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did any of you wonder why windows doesn;t let you delete it?
because it's a windows component and unlike the previous versions XP desn't let you to delete itself...

go to control panel->add /remove programs->add/remove windows components
click accesories and utilties-> details->games->details->uncheck internet games...

not that complicated...
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