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Deleting w/ Regedit

by bludt / February 23, 2004 2:33 AM PST

While attempting to delete McAfee from my register, several entries said, "not authorized to edit or delete this file". There is not anything wrong with the program. However, I have been using Norton Utilities for many years. You can not run both. McAfee was pre-installed on this computer when I purchased it. Is there any way to eliminate these "Update" files so that I do not get all of the files all back each time I am on the internet? In checking with McAfee they only gave inromation to go to "Add/Rmove Programs" in Control Panel.

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Re:Deleting w/ Regedit = Move up to REGEDT32
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 2:51 AM PST
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In REGEDT32 you can take OWNERSHIP and diddle with the RIGHTS of registry keys. You should be Administrator for this to work.

In short, if one sets a key to readonly, it would be proper to deny REGEDIT even from the Administrator.

Bob

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Re:Deleting w/ Regedit
by Cursorcowboy / February 23, 2004 3:37 AM PST
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Re:Deleting w/ Regedit
by GeorgeW / February 23, 2004 8:38 AM PST
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If you have no other McAfee products on your machine I would do the following:

In the run box type regedit. When the registry opens: back up your registry on a disk by going to File/export.

After backing up: In the edit menu, at the top, do a find for "McAfee" without the quotes"

Delete all instances of McAfee found in the entire registry. After each delete be sure and go back to find and select find next until you have checked everything.

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Re:Deleting w/ Regedit
by jrs / February 23, 2004 10:00 AM PST
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Go to the Mcafee site and look for information on how to manually remove it.

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