Posts Tagged ‘Uninstall’

KB3074681 Highlights Why Mandatory Updates on Windows 10 are not a Good Idea

Monday, July 27th, 2015

This happens far too often; one would think that Microsoft would do a better job of troubleshooting software updates before they’re released.

If you run the latest insider build 10240 of Windows 10 you may have already received update KB3074681 which is a cumulative security update for Windows 10 that Microsoft released on July 25. The update installs fine on machines running the operating system but seems to introduce several Explorer related bugs at the same time which users may notice when executing different actions on the system.


How to Remove Installed Windows Updates and Block Them Afterwards

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

If a recent Windows update has messed up your PC, here’s one way to deal with it …

If you have installed the updates that Microsoft released on this patch day you may have noticed issues with your machine afterwards. Users on Windows 7 started to notice that Windows Defender would not start up anymore for example, and that the Diagnostic Tool of the operating system was not working correctly as well.


How to Remove Chrome Extensions Manually

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

As is often the case with just about any kind of software product, uninstalling an extension is generally more complicated than installing an extension.

Extensions can be installed in several ways in the Chrome web browser. The most common form is an active installation by the user, usually by installing an extension directly from the Chrome Web Store. Third-party software installations on Windows can also install Chrome extensions, often with the user being unaware that this is happening. Toolbars such as the Ask Toolbar fall into that category.


How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 11

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Just in case you need to know …

Internet Explorer 11 is a big step forward for the default Windows system browser. It is faster and more standards compliant than any other version of IE. That makes it a prime candidate for an update. The final version of the browser is however only available on Windows 8.1, a free update for all systems running Windows 8. Microsoft Windows 8 ships with Internet Explorer 10, which is upgraded to IE 11 when Windows 8.1 is installed on the system.


How to Uninstall the Bing Bar

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

If you’ve accidentally installed the Bing Bar and you want to get rid of it, here’s how …

Toolbars in general do not have the best reputation which can be largely attributed to the sneaky ways they are installed on user systems. More often than not, they are offered as part of software installations.


How to Uninstall the Delta Toolbar and Restore Firefox’s Search and Homepage

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

If you’ve accidentally installed the Delta Toolbar, here’s how to get rid of the danged thing …

When you look at Alexa’s list of Internet top sites, you will notice that three companies associated with toolbars and the modification of browser search engines and homepage settings are among the top 102 sites. Alexa lists Conduit, Delta-Search and Babylon next to high profile Internet sites such as YouTube, Google, Microsoft or Apple.


Uninstall a Broken Adobe Acrobat or Reader Installation

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The moral to this story is, “If you’re trying to uninstall a program, never go about it by just randomly deleting program files; use the official uninstaller instead.”

I recently had to fix a broken Adobe Reader installation on a Windows PC. The default uninstaller would not remove the program, and a re-installation of the application would not commence either. Something was seriously broken and I was asked to sort it out.


Junkware Removal Tool Uninstalls Popular Toolbars and Unwanted Software from your PC

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

This sounds like it might come in handy (as long as it doesn’t install a toolbar of its own!)

It is probably fair to say that the majority of Windows users encountered toolbars in one way or the other. Maybe you did not pay full attention to an installation dialog and ended up with the Ask or Babylon Toolbar installed on your system, or you paid attention and though a toolbar offered by the program would aid you in a way or another, or, you have been asked by friends, family or colleagues to take a look at their PCs and discovered one or multiple installed toolbars while doing so.


How to Uninstall Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Apparently, it’s harder to uninstall Microsoft Office than one might expect …

If you have installed a trial or full version of Microsoft Office 2013, the company’s latest installment of the suite, on your PC and want to uninstall it again, for instance because it is causing issues on the PC, you do not want to use it anymore, or simply because you want to install it again at a later time, then you can usually use the uninstall a program control panel applet to do so.


Microsoft Fix-It to Diagnose Installing and Uninstalling Problems

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Here’s a new diagnostic program for Windows users, that sounds like it could come in pretty handy …

For most Windows users and most times, installing and uninstalling programs works just fine and without problems or error messages. It can however happen that users receive error messages or notifications at times. This can be because a program won’t uninstall via Window’s Uninstall a program control panel applet, won’t update even though it is installed properly on the system or won’t even install on the system for no apparent reason.