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by katysan / March 22, 2006 2:01 AM PST

Could anyone tell how I would know if a file or application was corrupted or tell me how to find out, and also how to delete a program that is not in add/remove or in program files and does not have an uninstall button. Thankyou in anticipation of some results which would be gratefully received.

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No easy route
by phantazy / March 22, 2006 2:07 AM PST
In reply to: corruption

You can only tell if the file/folder is corrupt if a) it doesn't perform its designated task, or b) you receive an error message, of which there are countless numbers. To rid persistent files/applications, either a) use 'Moveonboot' by gipo utilities whereby you drag and drop the offending item, or search Microsoft Knowledge base for : 'How to take ownership of a file or folder' and delete from either.

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Or you could scan it.
by chuckieu / March 22, 2006 2:21 AM PST
In reply to: No easy route

I scan anything I'm not sure about (and some I am) with AVG or Ewido, or both. One of the choices in the "File" drop-down. Hope this helps. chuck

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Uninstalling programs not in Add/Remove
by caktus / March 22, 2006 12:20 PM PST
In reply to: Or you could scan it.
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