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    This is a discussion on cant remove sky software within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi all Just found a strange software on my PC from sky broadband. Now, when I upgraded to the new ...

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      cant remove sky software

      Hi all

      Just found a strange software on my PC from sky broadband. Now, when I upgraded to the new Sagem router I was curious to what was on the CD. But I dont recall installing any additional software onto my PC when it was reading the CD.
      When I try to remove from add/remove programs, it says fatal error
      Any ideas?


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      Re: cant remove sky software

      Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
      Hi all

      Just found a strange software on my PC from sky broadband. Now, when I upgraded to the new Sagem router I was curious to what was on the CD. But I dont recall installing any additional software onto my PC when it was reading the CD.
      When I try to remove from add/remove programs, it says fatal error
      Any ideas?
      Perhaps you should tell us what the strange software is. You don't need to run the Sky CD - it doesn't contain anything useful!

      Have you tried a program like CCleaner Download CCleaner 2.36.1233 - FileHippo.com which may be more efficient at removing the program(s).

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      Re: cant remove sky software

      Or try revo uninstaller. I find this particularly good, has in has an ADVANCED mode option which does a very good job at removing all the left over bits including the uninstalled program's registry entries too.

      Revo Uninstaller is free:

      Just remember to choose the Freeware option one when you download because the other one is a trial for the paid for version of Revo.

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      Re: cant remove sky software

      Are you referring to the Sky Player software?

      All the CD software does is rebrand your IE browser and put some links on your desktop.

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      Re: cant remove sky software

      Quote Originally Posted by dms05 View Post
      Perhaps you should tell us what the strange software is. You don't need to run the Sky CD - it doesn't contain anything useful!

      Have you tried a program like CCleaner Download CCleaner 2.36.1233 - FileHippo.com which may be more efficient at removing the program(s).
      Ccleaner didnt seem to work. and I got the same errors as the built in MS un-installer. I couldt get any clues to what the software was used for except for installing junk swf files and PDF's. I only found this out when I used Revo.

      Quote Originally Posted by Tal71 View Post
      Or try revo uninstaller. I find this particularly good, has in has an ADVANCED mode option which does a very good job at removing all the left over bits including the uninstalled program's registry entries too.

      Revo Uninstaller is free:
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      Yep, this removed it. At first I got the same error as ccleaner. but afterwards, it went through the registry clean and havent seen the sky program. Thanks for the recommended software


      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Are you referring to the Sky Player software?

      All the CD software does is rebrand your IE browser and put some links on your desktop.
      It didnt do anything to my IE browser or rename it.

      Thanks for all the replys and the time to ask my question

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      Re: cant remove sky software

      Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
      I only found this out when I used Revo.


      Yep, this removed it. At first I got the same error as ccleaner. but afterwards, it went through the registry clean and havent seen the sky program. Thanks for the recommended software
      Glad it worked for you. I've never used Window's add/remove program feature since getting Revo, must be all of 2 or 3 years ago now.

     

     

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