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reghakr

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Re: GAOTD & Virus
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2008, 08:06:46 AM »
I was banned from posting on GOATD because I posted some registry keys that the uninstaller didn't remove. I e-mailed them twice asking what I had done wrong and I never received a reply.

The virus wanings ar false poitives. If you install a program that hooks into the system files and regisrty, most antivirus software will popup with a warning. An example is a nice program called Anvir Task Manager.

Giveawayoftheday's "inititive" is to help struggling developers from Russia and other Eastr Bloc countries. They are simply a marketing program site.

The Activate.exe file places the registration information in the regisry and then you run setup.exe and it sees the code and is immediately registerd as a full version.

I'd suggest anyone downloadng software from this site use Regshot to capture all the files and registry entries created by the install. Download it here:
http://www.majorgeek...com/download965.html

To fully uninstall the progam, most are basical simplistic in desin and useless use Revo Uninstaller. Download it here:
[http:/www.revouninstaller.com/

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Re: GAOTD & Virus
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2008, 08:15:13 AM »
I was banned from posting on GOATD because I posted some registry keys that the uninstaller didn't remove. I e-mailed them twice asking what I had done wrong and I never received a reply.

The virus wanings ar false poitives. If you install a program that hooks into the system files and regisrty, most antivirus software will popup with a warning. An example is a nice program called Anvir Task Manager.

Giveawayoftheday's "inititive" is to help struggling developers from Russia and other Eastr Bloc countries. They are simply a marketing program site.

The Activate.exe file places the registration information in the regisry and then you run setup.exe and it sees the code and is immediately registerd as a full version.

I'd suggest anyone downloadng software from this site use Regshot to capture all the files and registry entries created by the install. Download it here:
http://www.majorgeek...com/download965.html

To fully uninstall the progam, most are basical simplistic in desin and useless use Revo Uninstaller. Download it here:
[http:/www.revouninstaller.com/

Interesting read. It's quite obvious, you've been banned for sharing the keys that didn't get removed, aka the registration info.
Also, I don't think it's fair to use Regshot to get it... But that's just me. :D

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Re: GAOTD & Virus
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2008, 09:37:37 AM »
Scancode,

I didn't post the license key, I just posted the keys that were left beind from the uninstall.

I have no intention of pirating their softwre.

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Re: GAOTD & Virus
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2008, 09:42:53 AM »
Scancode,

I didn't post the license key, I just posted the keys that were left beind from the uninstall.

I have no intention of pirating their softwre.

I know, I know, but I think you should've contacted the developer, and not GAOTD.
Noone called you a pirate, ahoy!

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Re: GAOTD & Virus
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2008, 09:57:34 PM »
I'd suggest anyone downloadng software from this site use Regshot to capture all the files and registry entries created by the install. Download it here:
http://www.majorgeek...com/download965.html

GAAaaaaa  I have been looking for RegShot for months (maybe even a year now) and forgot the name of it.  I knew it existed, but everytime I asked about it, no one knew the name...of course I obviously didn't explain myself.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

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Re: GAOTD & Virus
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2008, 01:53:43 AM »
@steeladept

Here's a link to the Regshot thread.

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Re: GAOTD & Virus
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2008, 11:13:19 AM »
Forgive my spelling mistkes, my wireless keyboard is screwed.

Scancode,

You did say "aka the registration info.
Also, I don't think it's fair to use Regshot to get it"

Sorry, but to me that indicated I was supplying registration info. No problem though :)

There's no real reason to contact the developer, because there are very few uninstallers that do a complete uninstall. I don't mean GOAD software, but all software.

This next section is for the experienced registry hackers:

I use regshot for every installation I do, because I want to know what being added to my computer. I've been working with the registry since 1995 after purchasing a book called Widows 95 Registry Guide. What a crock, they baically told you how to use TweakUI. I tossed the book nd began experimenting on my own. I manually edit the registry on a daily basis and haven't crashed amachine in years. I'm a moderator at the former http://winguides.com site, now its http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/ but haven't been postingon forums for a couple of years. Iwas aually hired by PCTools by the adviceof the USA manager, but unfortunately they moved all tech suport to their Melbourne, Australia office....nd they didn't invite me along :(

I use to use Regsht to manually remove leftover entries, which beame quite time consuming. I tried Regseeker...http://majorgeeks.com/download2579.html which did a good job for seaching by company name, then by program name or folder name to remove the entries RegSeeer also is pretty good at cleaning the entire registry however, it aways seems to detect .chm files s being an invlid exteion. But, it's at the top of he list, so ally u have to do is unselect that entry. Only expierienced users should use RegSeeker It does make an undo file however. To be certain you don't hose your system, simply create a restore point before running Regseeker.

I've also tried CCLeaner http://majorgeeks.com/download4191.html, but all this program does is basically removes thousands of MRU and Shell\bag keys which are re-created in a matter of hours of using your computer. I know use RevoInstaller, which I mentioned earlier, but this still does not remove every entry. I'm to the point where when I install a program (especially from GOAD, to create a restore point, work with the program making no other changes to the system. If I don't like the program, I simply do a restore to completely remove it altogether.

Thank you Philip for providing the link for the new version. I downloaded ot once, but couldn't get the English interface to work.

If anyone's interested in some good hardcore utilities, I'd recommend these sites:
http://www.majorgeeks.com
http://fileforum.betanews.com/
http://shellcity.net/

One unzip utility is my favorite. It will unpack almost any installer, yes zip's, .rar, and .exe's, except for Overlay files. It open source and can be downloaded here:
http://legroom.net/software/uniextract

Speaking of utilities, here are the best three:
http://www.nirsoft.net/
http://technet.micro...ternals/default.aspx   ....Yes, Micro$oft bought them out...used to ne http://sysinternals.com
http://www.mitec.cz/

Be carefull how you install the  MiTeC utilities as the .dfm and .pas and.res files need to be in their own directory.

By the way reghakr, which is also on my license plate stands for registry hacker, not regular hacker, or registered hacker, or I've even been asked if I'm a golfer. ;D

If you'd prefer more utilities or download links, just ask, I'll make it a point to stop back.

Again, no offense scancode.

Enjoy!