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Author Topic: Problems with FARR  (Read 2649 times)

georgeDC

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Problems with FARR
« on: December 14, 2009, 09:54:40 AM »
First of all, I had removed FARR from bootup because I needed to speed it up. Then one day it began to start at bootup out of the blue on its own. No matter that I made sure the options box was/is unchecked, and removed it from Where's James startup manager (FARR did not show up in msconfig startup or ANTVIR task manager startup at all).

I uninstalled using the FARR uninstaller and it left a bunch of files. I restored and uninstalled using Cleanse uninstaller and it looked like it had cleaned everything.  It didn't. FARR is still installed and runs by itself at bootup, the tray icon remains, and is still functional.

I need to uninstall it completely -- what do I need to do?

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Re: Problems with FARR
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 03:42:34 PM »
hi george,

I'm not sure why farr was insisting on running at startup in your case, but let's see if we can't get you completely clean of it.

First unisntall it from the add/remove programs list (sounds like you already did that).

FARR doesnt change or add any system files, so there are only 2 places that FARR files will be:
1) In it's program files directory: C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\ - you can delete that directory.
2) IF you have vista or windows 7, there will be some configuration files for FARR will also be in a directory of this form: C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERNAME\My Documents\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot - you can delete that directory as well.

That should do it.  If FARR is still starting at boot time then it means you may have run a copy of it from some other place on your disk that you are forgetting about.. a download directory, etc.

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Re: Problems with FARR
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 01:52:42 PM »
Thanks, but after having deleted every FARR files I could find manually and with Search (there were a few old ones in a rarely used old download folder), deleted all of Recycle Bin, even defragged, FARR icon still opens at startup and the icon is in the tray and functional.

What else do you suggest?

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Re: Problems with FARR
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 01:55:28 PM »
search your hard disk(s) for FindAndRunRobot.exe

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Re: Problems with FARR
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 03:03:11 PM »
Like I said I have completely searched all pertinent drives manually and with Windows Search.

It no longer showed up with subsequent searches but I found it listed in the Tasks List of Where's James (a startup manager app). I tracked it backward and there it was in the Programs Files again, and I know it had been deleted and removed from there. So I deleted the folder and now I get a window at bootup saying that FARR.exe cannot be found.

I may have to redownload, install it again, and then try to remove it. 

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Re: Problems with FARR
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 03:04:51 PM »
this is overkill but to be sure you could:
 redownload, install it again, start it and make sure to UNCHECK the option to have it start with windows, then exit and run uninstaller. 

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Re: Problems with FARR
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 04:21:09 AM »
Mouser made sure you can't not have it!  ;D ;D

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