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deleting software completely

by RobNotBob / December 9, 2008 9:35 AM PST

having fun with old aptiva destop running win98se. I uninstalled spybot because it appeared not to be running correctly. I used the software's own removal program. there still seems to be a remnant of the program left in windows which I've been unable to find or delete.how do I remove the phrase, "scan with spybot" from the file menu in windows? i've gone through the registry deleting anything related to spybot, but when you pull down the file menu, there it is!

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Hint. CONTEXT EDITOR.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2008 9:41 AM PST
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deleting software completely
by RobNotBob / December 9, 2008 9:47 AM PST
In reply to: Hint. CONTEXT EDITOR.

Isn't there a way to delete this without additional software/It just seems to me there's got to be a place in computer where it can be deleted.

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Probably.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2008 10:00 AM PST

But I no longer have a machine with Windows 1 to ME to see how to do that anymore. Sorry but I do know that's the tool I used last year.

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Guess
by Bob__B / December 9, 2008 10:40 PM PST

Use regedit.

Find> contextmenuhandlers

See if you can find something that pertains to spybot.

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deleting software completely
by RobNotBob / December 10, 2008 8:17 AM PST
In reply to: Guess

thanks for the suggestion.Found contexmenuhandler, but it was empty.I started using find in registery to find spybot.Could not believe how many spybot files were scattered all over the registry. I finaly found the one entry in the registry and "bombs away"

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