RegCure will NOT Uninstall !! HELP, PLEASE !
by Elder_Statesman - 7/6/09 3:47 PM
Like so many, I fell for trying the free RegCure download. Let's just say, results of that effort convinced me this was not the product for me. However, I'm beginning to fear that I'm married to it!
I have an HP Model G60, running Vista. 320Mb Disk drive; 3Meg RAM.
THE PROBLEM: I cannot uninstall the trial version of RegCure; and I sure don't want to download the Full version, given this problem! I have tried, unsuccessfully, 3 ways: 1)uninstall through the Control Panel option; 2) selected RegCure Uninstall, via All Programs; 3)going into Computer\C:\Program Files\RegCure, and attempting to delete the files individually.
In the case of #1 & #2, received the usual schtick response, am I sure I want to uninstall, given so many fatal-sounding problems with my Registry keys, yada, yada. When I finally select Uninstall after each prompt of 5 or 6 times, the "nag" screens disappear. If I select uninstall again, it says, "Please wait while uninstall completes"...which, of course, it never does.
#3 produces a different, but no less frustrating outcome -- the RegCure program apparently has embedded protection from deletion, because it tells me I don't have administrative authority to delete. Imaginative, but no less false. I know how my admin rights are set, and this is NOT the issue. Moreover, I've discovered, from a review of all files that populated my machine during download, that ParetoLogic has a succession of these "nag" (html) files, that pop up to discourage the user from abandoning the addiction to this software.
SO, MY QUESTION: given all 3 failed attempts, is there a FOURTH WAY that works, or some other failsafe software that will remove unwanted programs? I am afraid to load much more onto this computer, without first ridding myself of this scourge, Regcure. What a nefarious application ! PLEASE -- SOMEBODY -- HELP ME !!!!!!