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Resolved remove iolo App.evt

Discussion in 'Other PC Software' started by Barry, 2016/04/16.

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    Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    I attempted to remove System Mechanic from my mother's XP SP3 computer. Unfortunately, I can't seem to remove the iolo App.evt. What do you recommend to delete this? I couldn't get rid of it in Safe Mode, either, as it says some program is presently using it. It keeps replacing the iolo.dll, but I can easily delete that. I searched and checked the registry and couldn't find anything else connected to iolo. I figure I need something that will remove it upon startup. What do you recommend.
     
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    Go to the Task Manager\Processes and end any processes for iolo. Then try to delete that folder. Also you may have missed some reg entries. What version System Mechanic do you have. I had to get instructions directly from Iolo. Try H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. You will to have to manually check each entry. Delete every Iolo key. That's how I got rid of mine. There are other reg keys involved. But first try the above.
     
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    I did all that and found nothing related to Iolo. System Mechanic has already been uninstalled, so I have no idea what the version was. The only thing I can find still remaining is the iolo App.evt in System32. It is 64KB. My mother kept calling me when a popup came from iolo. I haven't seen any popups since I removed what little I could find, but I want to make sure she isn't bothered by popups again.
     
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    Have you tried ADW cleaner? Neil.
     
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    Neil, indirectly, you stumbled across the answer. ADWcleaner didn't remove the file, but after running ADWcleaner, whatever was holding onto the file seemed to be disconnected from it, and I was able to delete it. I ran it through CCleaner and it is totally removed from this computer. Thank you.
     

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