i recently uninstalled sisoft sandra & norton firewall & antivirus. the sisoftware icon is still in control panel. regedit shows a sisoftware folder in hkey current user-software and Hkey local machine-software, which also contains a symantec folder. do i simply highlight these and delete or do i have to open them before deleting the contents?
Hi brigtoo. For safety, download RegSeeker click here. Create a new folder and unzip RegSeeker to it. Double click Regseeker.exe to start the program. Click on "Clean the Registry, tick all the boxes and OK. All the entries with green notes are totally safe to remove. Those with red notes are usually safe but not guaranteed to be so. I've never had problems deleting them all. As long as there is a tick in the box for "Backup before deletion", you can restore the registry from the backup file.
have downloaded regseeker, cleaned up 312 entries, icon still there, went into regedit, deleted folders for sisoft and symantec, icon still there. regseeker search, via "find in registry", for sisoft and sandra, deleted all, icon still there,tried opening it,says cant open and it tells me to uninstall then reinstall and im sure i heard a snigger from it. will i have to live with it? surely there must be a way or have the icons gained control?
Have a look in C:\Windows\System32 and see if there is a Control Panel Extension for Sandra. it will be a .cpl file. If you find it just delete it. Make sure it is the right one though, it may not be obvious by its name. Before you delete one copy it somewhere else first.