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rawana75
Posted: October 27th, 2008, 5:28pm Report to Moderator
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In 2004 I bought my Dell-Computer with Windows XP Home.  Checking the preinstalled software I found the software "Cyberlink PowerDVD". Up to now I have never used it. But now - checking the whole computer for security - I got the message this software being at risk. Therefore I tried to deinstall this software. But I failed. Checking adding/remove programs there is no software Cyberlink PowerDVD shown. So I am looking for another possibility. Any ideas?
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Zedy
Posted: October 28th, 2008, 3:26pm Report to Moderator
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Cyberlink usually has an uninstall in its listing in your program manager.

I find it hard to believe any software would claim this is as 'at risk' software anyway.

In any case check the Cyberlink website if you are concerned.
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rawana75
Posted: October 29th, 2008, 6:09am Report to Moderator
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To Zedy,

I have checked every single file on disk, there is no uninstall file. The classification as at risk (given by F-Secure) depends on the installed version of PowerDVD, it is 3.0. This version is no longer updated. The actual version is 8.0. And I don't see why I should buy the actual version not using this program for the future, too.

Now I didn't find any possibility of uninstall on the websites of Cyberlink. So I asked for a solution per e-mail.

Anyway, thanks for your answer!

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Snakeyes
Posted: October 29th, 2008, 4:36pm Report to Moderator
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You can do a manual uninstall but it would require some registry editing.

Delete PowerDVD/Cyberlink folders if present in the following locations:-

C:\Program Files
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
C:\Documents and Settings\"your name"\Application Data
C:\Documents and Settings\"your name"\Local Settings\Application Data
Assuming C is your boot drive

At the command prompt type "regedit" and delete PowerDVD/Cyberlink folders in:-
HKEY_CU/Software
HKEY_LM/SOFTWARE

Use the Find (Ctrl+F) to search for PowerDVD and Cyberlink and carefully delete appropriate folders.
PLEASE BACK-UP Registry before messing with it.
A good registry cleaner should do most of this work if you run it after deleting the folder located in Program Files.
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rawana75
Posted: October 31st, 2008, 5:31pm Report to Moderator
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Hi Snakeyes,
I'm sure your proposed solution would have resolved the problem. But in the meantime I found a quicker solution. I checked my numerous CD and found a CD with the program PowerDVD provided some years ago by Dell. So I installed PowerDVD a second time. After having done this I was able to simply deinstall the program. Nevertheless thank you very much for your help.
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onemaddude
Posted: November 29th, 2008, 8:44pm Report to Moderator
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You could also go to C:\Program Files in Windows Expoler and just delete it. Then use RegVac and A1 Click Ultra PC Cleaner to get rid of the left over "Crumbs".
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rawana75
Posted: November 30th, 2008, 7:11am Report to Moderator
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To onemadudde,

I'm not so sure about this method. For several years I used Norton Internet Security. Wanting to change the system I tried to deinstall this system. After deinstalling there have been left a lot of files and registry entries. So I tried regvac. But this program failed. When I contacted Symantec I got a special deinstallation routine. But this routine failed too. So I had to live with these remaining entries in the registry (the files I deleted manually) for some time until Symantec provided a new deinstallation routine. Then I could successfully delete the remaining entries in the registry. This is only one example. The same problems I have had with WinTV from Hauppauge.
Nevertheless thanks
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