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mcafee

adam3822

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#1
hi i have just uninstalled mcafee from my pc. now when i log onto my pc a message pops up from Mcafee activeshield saying: resource DII is missing. please reinstall the application.

any ideas on how to stop this pop up would be great, also if i look in my c;\ drive there is also a couple of files that look as if they are faded but are still visable (if you could shed some light onto why that is also that would be good. I have tried to restore my pc to before i removed mcafee but it can not do it


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adam3822

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#3
you the man cheers wolfeymole. is the faded file anything to worry about??
 
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Wolfeymole

#4
That Uninstall tool should do the business but run a Search just to make sure afterwards Adam.
 

adam3822

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#5
ok cheers. all done the file is still faded but you can still access it
 

RandyL

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#8
adam
let us know where you are on this issue so far.

colinm345
I have checked out different registry cleaners. Only 2 were free. Most cost money. The results were similar.

Every single one produced false positives that would have crippled at least one program or Windows itself. Therefore they should only be used by the most advanced users for the most extreme cases. No one else should even think about it.

If you read on this forum or any other, major problems develop after using them. As already stated the usual fix is to reinstall Windows and lose all data. Once a person has run a cleaner and screwed their system up it's impossible to figure out how to repair it since we have no idea what they or the program did.

Backing up the registry is not a cure all if you don't detect issues until months later or if you can't boot.

After running a scan you still need to decipher the results to determine what to do. This takes knowledge and research not a click to accept. So it's better to do nothing instead of the wrong thing. Once done nobody can help unless you know exactly what you did.

The only positive result I ever got was not from cleaning but from scanning to help identify registry entries to clear certain values on legitimate BHO's and even then I edited the registry manually.

Bottom line is there is no real value to anyone in cleaning the registry. In the extreme case where there is take it to a real pro not an average pro.


Check out this Free PC Help discussion thread for more opinions on Registry Cleaners.

RandyL