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By JSR
Feb 21, 2003
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  1. i have a non-removable file............gator.com............that respawns upon deletion............i always have to bump it out in ad-aware..........an irritation
     
  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Topic Starter Posts: 730

    errrrrr

    i should have said registry file
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Have you updated to Ad-Aware 6? This got rid of most of the Gator problems I had on friends PC's. If you haven't I would suggest that. www.lavasoftusa.com
     
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    Be dsure to use Task Manager to see if there's any wierd processes running that might be gatored related, then run adaware after killing them.
     
  5. JSR

    JSR Banned Topic Starter Posts: 730

    yeah.....i have aw6.........but the damn registry file keeps respawning ............with nothing running in the background
     
  6. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

  7. JSR

    JSR Banned Topic Starter Posts: 730

    thx, but

    spybot is great...............thx...............but, still unable to repair or remove registry files.....gator.com.........an error box posts upon removal attempt
     
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Ok here is what I would try. I have gotten this error before. Restart your computer and the first thing you need to run is AW6, or Spybot. This will not allow gator to run and you can delete it. If that doens't work try booting into safe mode and then run it, this should ensure that it isn't running and can be removed.
     
  9. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    You'll probably need to manually remove the keys for gator.com, there are also a couple of others in there, I think one is trickler, and I can't remember the other. One of those files is recreating the others upon reboot. Unless one of those ad removal tools can remove the parent key, the loop will just continue.
     
  10. JSR

    JSR Banned Topic Starter Posts: 730

    hey thx

    i must have fallen for some little item that gator supports without knowing which or what............like precision time and date mgr etc........they're out but something is left behind that can't be identified by either aw6 or sbot as causing the error.....oh well
     
  11. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Maniac Posts: 537   +12

    If you hadn't already solved the problem, I would have recommended using Norton CleanSweep (comes with Norton SystemWorks). It finds the .exe file and removes everything related (including registry entries), its worked wonders for me!
     
     
  12. JSR

    JSR Banned Topic Starter Posts: 730

    hey coo

    thx for the alternative.........we'll get those spyware people!
     
  13. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,551   +97

    I remember gator installed itself with DivX once. I managed to delete the registry entries to stop it from launching its task on bootup. Never had any problems after that. But it seems it has evolved to a new level of annoyingness....
     
  14. zangin

    zangin TS Rookie

    I can't say how much I HATE programs like Gator. The way they make it so difficult to uninstall is just flat out LOWLIFE.

    I hope they go down in flames...
     
  15. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Try making the changes in Safe Mode.
     
  16. JSR

    JSR Banned Topic Starter Posts: 730

    safe mode

    error in deleting key............does not work
     
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