I'm having some problems installing Spyware Doctor ... and I know it's because of some corrupted files from oldspyware doctor installations.
So, could you please tell me how do I completely remove spyware doctor, without stay ANY file of it on the system?
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Thread: Completely remove Spyware Doctor
09-15-2007, 10:44 AM #1
Completely remove Spyware Doctor
09-15-2007, 11:50 AM #2
Normally it sorts itself out by installing 'on top' of the remains of the old one, and then do an uninstall.
I would reccomend to do a good 'cleaning' with CCleaner (free) or similar before re-installing from a fresh download.
09-15-2007, 01:20 PM #3
I definitely agree on CCleaner! It's good, but it's safe, too. New version just came out: http://www.ccleaner.com/
P.S.: The C stands for Crap. You'll see when you get half a page of ActiveX sh*t to remove!
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09-15-2007, 03:12 PM #4
You should search for all SD older refferences before a new fresh instal
Go to Start -Search-All files/folders-More Advanced Opitons - check the options"Search System folders" and Search files and hidden folders"
In the search bar type Spyware Doctor
This will show all SD references you have instaled.Delete All and install SD From a fresh setup downloaded from the PC Tools website
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09-15-2007, 04:42 PM #5
try this tutorial for viewing hidden files:
then have a look for reminents of SD in C:\program files\spyware doctor
if that doesn't you need to edit the registry, please ask for help and backup before editing the registry
Last edited by tom.tdw; 09-15-2007 at 04:46 PM.
09-15-2007, 09:36 PM #6
Hello every one
Here a tip to make sure Spyware Doctor has installed completely form your system.
1. Ensure that you have fully exited the application. To fully exit from Spyware Doctor please right click on the Spyware Doctor icon in the notification area (next to the clock on the Windows taskbar) and select Shutdown from the menu that appears. Please also close any instances of Internet Explorer or other browsers.
2. Perform an uninstall of Spyware Doctor from:
Start > Programs > Spyware Doctor > Uninstall Spyware Doctor
3. **IMPORTANT** Make sure that the Spyware Doctor folder (which by default would be under 'C:\Program Files') no longer exists. If the 'Spyware Doctor' folder still exists, please delete the folder.
4. Select Start>Run
5. Type in regedit and click OK
6. Please locate the following keys and remove them:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall\Spyware Doct
This will ensure that Spyware Doctor has completely uninstalled from your system and you will be able to do a fresh install for Spyware Doctor.
Hope this helps
09-15-2007, 09:52 PM #7
thanks a lot!
It was really helpful
12-23-2008, 10:15 PM #8Junior Member
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Greetings from Croatia.
I have the same problem. I have fallowed support's instructions. Didn't find those files so I guess I have already deleted them.
But still I have problems with the first update (I mean the update just after instalation).
"update failed"... So I can not even to start the program
Last edited by dirty Harry; 12-23-2008 at 10:17 PM.
12-23-2008, 11:03 PM #9Thanks,
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12-24-2008, 12:17 AM #10Junior Member
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