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Old 01-14-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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Hello, I just realized that my Add or Remove Programs list has been shortened by quite a bit. I'm trying to uninstall one of my programs, but it's not listed. The program also doesn't have its own uninstaller. Is there any way i can get it to show on the Add/Remove Programs list again? It was there when i first installed it...

(I'm using WinXP Home w/ Media center)

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What program are you trying to remove?
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Panda AV Titanium
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Go to Start > All Programs and see if it's listed there. Well written software will often have an uninstall button in the program's drop-down menu

If not then right-click on each element, choose Delete and send it to the Recycle Bin

You will want to make sure that it is not running before you start the delete process.

As a final step, go to Start > Search and search for any remnants and delete those.
If they won't delete out of the Search Results box, then shut down and restart in Safe Mode and try the Start > Search > delete process again

Empty the Recycle Bin when you are sure that system functionality is OK.
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Download the UnInstLsp.zip file to the computer's hard disk.

Restart the computer in Safe Mode. To do this, on starting up the computer, press function key F8 repeteadly to enter the start-up menu. When this menu is displayed, select the Safe mode option.
Decompress the UnInstLsp.zip file and copy the UnInstLsp.exe file to the antivirus installation directory, C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005, by default.

Open the antivirus installation directory and double click on the UnInstLsp.exe file. By doing this, the antivirus LSP component will be uninstalled.

Then, open the Windows Registry to remove the antivirus keys. To do this, click on Start -> Run, type REGEDIT and click on Ok.

Note: For accessing these registry keys, click on the + sign next to each of them until you reach the one indicated in bold. Some of the files or registry entries may not exist. Thus, delete only the below mentioned files and, if any of them does not exist, proceed to next step.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Panda Software\PavShld

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Winsock2\PAV Layered Provider

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus Lite

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Panda Software\Preventium+

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Panda Software\PavProt


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Panda Software\ROL

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Panda Software\PavKRE

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Panda Software\Firewall

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Panda Software\FWInstRes

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\Apvxdwin

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\Lupgconf (if present)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall\{BB85F18B-43C6-48B5-ABA9-6A5DDA65AA1B}















Exit the registry editor.

Then, from the Windows Explorer, search for the C:\Program Files\Panda Software folder, right click on it and select Rename. Type Panda and restart the computer in normal mode.

Go to My Computer >Tools >Folder Options >View tab and select Show hidden files and folders. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option. Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

Then find and delete the following folders indicated in blue and files indicated in red:

C:\Program Files\Panda
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software or
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda SoftwarePavShld if the previous one cann't be deleted.
C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BB85F18B-43C6-48B5-ABA9-6A5DDA65AA1B}

Once you have followed these steps, Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005 will be completely uninstalled from your computer.
Restart the computer to save changes

Click Start.Open My Computer.Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.Select the View tab.Deselect the Show hidden files and folders option.Select the Hide file extensions for known types option.Select the Hide protected operating system files option.Click Yes to confirm.Click OK
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