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What is "uninst_iess.exe" and how do I get rid of it?

by Wilsty / July 31, 2010 10:07 AM PDT

During my computer's startup sequence once the desktop appears, a window opens up to an empty folder named "uninst_iess.exe."

What is it and how do I stop it from appearing during startup?

Thanks in advance!

First one to answer with the correct method of getting it to stop for me gets an imaginary cookie!

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Is This The Issue and the Fix??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 31, 2010 1:02 PM PDT
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Easy . . .
by Coryphaeus / July 31, 2010 1:45 PM PDT

It's a leftover from some program you used to have, that's been uninstalled (we hope), and there is a registry entry pointing to that file. Do a registry search for that exact file and remove the entry.

The portion "uninst" is the uninstaller for the program. It appears to be a poorly written uninstaller. Remove the registry entry.

Unless the cookie has the current Texas lottery number . . .

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So far...
by Wilsty / August 1, 2010 10:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Easy . . .

@ Grif: Performed the uninstall of anything related to Yahoo on my computer. Didn't perform the re-install, because I just plain don't need it.

@ Coryphaeus: Searched the registry for the exact entry and it found nothing.

So far, it still shows up during startup.

No cookie yet! "No pudding unless you eat your meat!"

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