Picked up an old Vista Basic base unit a few months ago which I intend to 'practice' upgrading on at some point (had hoped to do it this year, but money was too tight). It's got a copy to DriveSentry 220.127.116.11 installed on it, which is now reporting that it's out-of-date. As I don't want to keep it, and it's conflicting with my prefered AVG Free package, I would like to remove it. However, attempting to remove it via DriveSentry's Uninstall command or the same command under 'Control Panel . Programs and Features' brings up the same error message:
Just because Windows has the Add/Remove Programs feature it doesn't mean your application will appear in the list. Furthermore, even if it does appear, it's no guarantee that the uninstall feature will work. When you run across one of these situations the items listed below will help in getting rid of the application. Be aware that these steps may not remove everything associated with the application and can impact other applications on the computer. Have a backup or restore point and use caution.
Find the directory for the application and delete all the files in the directory. Delete the directory. *
1. Open REGEDIT and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE and find the folder for the application. Delete the folder. *
2. Open REGEDIT and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE and find the folder for the application. Delete the folder. *