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Forum Thread: How to uninstall

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newbie7 How to uninstall
Member 8th Jan, 2011 11:29
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This program is not listed in my add/remove list .It's filed at c:geek\vncviewer.exe
Is deleting that file sufficient? I see no need to download the latest version.
All the info on that website that I saw assumes the program can be deleted from control panel. The fix of patching would still need to get this old program removed before the latest version was added.
There is also a program u-vncviewer.exe in the geek folder that I see no need for.They were each created in 2004 and 2005 respectively. Can I remove it as well?Same way?

Securia sees this program as insecure and I want it off my computer.The version of the vncviewer is 4.0.0.26.I have windows home version xp service pack 3.
Thanks for any help.

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mogs RE: How to uninstall
Expert Contributor 8th Jan, 2011 11:45
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Hello.
You can find the program as follows :-
Finding the file path.

psi versions 1.5.0.1 and 1.5.0.2

Use the Advanced interface...or switch to it ( Simple/ Advanced..top right of psi panel ).

1/. Click on the + sign alongside the programme to expand it.
2/. Click again on Tech Details in the Toolbox to confirm the installation path of the detected file/prog. 3/.Post the Installation Path back to the forum if you are uncertain how best to proceed.

psi version 2.0

Go to Results from the Dashboard


1/. Click on the + sign alongside the file.
2/. This will reveal the file path.
3/. Post the info back to the forum if uncertain how best to proceed.

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newbie7 RE: How to uninstall
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Hi Mogs,

My PSI version is 2.0.0.2001. The file path is c:\Geek\vncviewer.exe version 4.0.0.26.

When I right click the vnc viewer it says vnc viewer for win32 built on Jun 15 2004.

What do I do now? Thanks.
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mogs RE: How to uninstall
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Hello again newbie7.
If you delete only the detected insecure instance, it will clear as far as Secunia is concerned...tho' you mentioned earlier, other related file. Personally, I'd use Revouninstaller to remove....it will check for any left-over files and thoroughly clear.
Once you've decided, and carried out the removal; reboot before you scan with psi to get the all clear. Psi will continue to detect old files/versions even if they're still in the Recycle bin.
Hope this helps.....regards,

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ddmarshall RE: How to uninstall
Dedicated Contributor 9th Jan, 2011 15:47
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If you can't link these programs to anything in Add/Remove Programs, it's better to rename them. You can then reboot and check for any side effects before deleting them.

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newbie7 RE: How to uninstall
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Thanks for this reply.Will the free version of that uninstaller do the job?


Is there a rule of thumb to tell if a program is an integral part of my computer and should not be removed?

Thanks. Newbie7
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newbie7 RE: How to uninstall
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Hi ddmarshal,

I like your idea. How long would you wait to see if renaming a program has caused any problems?

Thanks. Newbie7
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Maurice Joyce RE: How to uninstall
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Sorry - posted to the wrong thread - Data deleted.

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ddmarshall RE: How to uninstall
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It depends how much the program is hooked into Windows. The thing to look out for are file missing messages when booting up. Also check browsers and Explorer.

You can just leave them renamed if you do not need the disk space.

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mogs RE: How to uninstall
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All I can tell you is that I've removed Toshiba progs without any trouble...using the free Revo. It would really depend whether the prog showed up first in the Uninstall list. If it does, and there are any "jig-saw pieces"....you have the option to skip or remove. As I "said"...personally, it's what I'd do.

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