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I know that this has been posted before but after installing Handybits Easycrypt (recomended here) I uninstalled it after not liking the way teknum always wanted to contact the internet, no problem. However I later found it trying to connect again so I searched for anything left in the registry and deleted all, The problem is it keeps commimng back. I have deleted all Teknum system files but there must be something else that is restoring it. It doesn't seem to be a problem at the moment but it's annoying. Any ideas.
It's back, this has really got me guessing even though it dosn't seem to cause any problems but how does it keep regeerating.
Hi, no there is nothing there that shouldn't be but I have deleted teknum from the registry yet again. A search now shows nothing, but I know it will be back. I just don't understand how.
Thanks for trying.
Are you still having trouble with Teknum? Like you, I thought that I'd got rid of it but it suddenly reappeared. I searched the registry, AGAIN, for all references to "Teknum" and "Handybits" and deleted everything I found.
I found this thread click here which was very helpful. I followed the advice (post dated 23/5/2005) to unregister and then remove "ssmenu.dll". This sounds logical as it is a Teknum file and it's obvious that there must be some sort of progarm reapplying the registry startup entry. I believe that ssmenu.dll is triggered by something to do with the right-click menu in Windows Explorer. I obviously won't know whether this has worked straight away, but if the registry entry isn't there next week then I'll assume it has !!
I think it's a hell of a shame that Teknum put this in, what is otherwise, a very good program. Their attitude over this is mind-boggling - how can you trust a software company's products to be secure when they behave like this?
I now use Steganos LockNote (available from click here ). Not the same sort of thing, but a very handy tool.
I hope this helps, if you're still having trouble with Teknum reasserting itself.
Hi thanks for that post, I still can't stop Teknum reinserting itself into the registry. I have deleted it many times and all connected entries that I can find, but it still comes back. However I have learned to live with the entry as it does absolutely nothing as far as I can tell. I had seen the thread you posted before, but rather than get in deeper by downloading other things from them, I have decided to leave it alone. It really is annoying though!!! (I am now using AxCrypt with no problems)
I agree that it wouldn't be sensible to download Teknum's uninstall tool. I saw a thread in another forum where the person had used it and was going to have to reinstall XP to get system restore working !!
I certainly think that the removal of ssmenu.dll is worth a go. If it works - great! If it doesn't - at least that's another bit of Teknum gone.
I'll let you know next week whether I'm still clear.
We must have posted at the same time!! I'm pleased that the clean up tool worked for you. Personally, I wouldn't trust anything from Teknum. I don't think that their explanation covers it. Their (uninstalled) program alters my registry settings and I have seen several allegations that it stops System Restore from working. As far as I'm concerned, that classifies it as malware.
Whoopee!!!! I followed Marsh Warden © ™ link for
hbCleanUp.exe, and it looks as though it has done the trick. I was very loathe to go any further but against my better judgment I tried it and it appears to have worked. I have rebooted twice and it is still not there. However I will reserve final judgment for another week. (been here, done that)My Thanks to both of you very much for your continued interest,and hopefully resolved problem.
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