Uninstalled NIS 2005 and...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by champ2005, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. champ2005

    champ2005 | xs |

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    So I uninstall NIS 2005 after my trial period expires (ive decided just to get Antivirus). I wanted to uninstall NIS so that ill have a clean base to install NAV. Everything seemed to go fine, and I rebooted my computer. First thing that happens is Security Centre pops up saying NIS is not running, so it obviously didn't remove the reference to itself during the uninstall. Then i fire up C# Express, only to find that the Help feature isn't working properly (you click anything in the index, and it doesn't display anything). I fumble around with some other things, and you get what i see here:

    http://members.optusnet.com.au/champ2005/search.jpg

    It looks to me like NIS took with it the modular IE parts - so as you see the main browser works, but apps with embedded IE (like the help on C#) dont. Now, I don't want to reformat (ive tired of it after doing it like 20 times :)), and would rather avoid doing a messy 'Repair' install. Is there a way to just reinstall IE? Im assuming the normal installer wont let me with some stupid "IE is already installed" error :rolleyes:.

    Sorry for the long-winded-ness, and thanks for any help.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2005
  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Well, the way Norton works is that it takes over your complete system. Some of the cases when you uninstall it, you have to reformat it to get rid of all the crap it leaves behind. And, also fix the things it breaks as you dump it ..

    I think Norton does these things on purpose. My opinion of course ..
     
  3. champ2005

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    Yeh, i think its when it installs all those monitoring add-ons to IE and whatnot, that when you uninstall NIS it takes the whole thing with it. Anyway, im thinking of doing a repair install, but i got one question, does it keep the registry entries for all the programs i have installed, or does it wipe them? If it wipes them i might aswell format.
     
  4. LeeJend

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    Never reformat! Reformatting is the sign of a weak mind.

    1) Download regcleaner, regmechanic, etc and clean out all the NIS references that it left behind. In startup and the program registrations.
    2) Do a repair of IE. try this http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm if that doesn't work look here http://www.dougknox.com/xp/xp_fixes.html
    3) Never load NIS I consider it spyware/tojan/virus all wrapped in one. The most invasive, disruptive POS I've stumbled across in 23 years of operating PCs.
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    This will not always work !! ... Even the norton cleaner from symantec don't get rid of it all ..