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A previously deleted program tries to load when I run another Program

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April 30, 2011 8:30:14 PM

A program called 'virtual woman' tries to reload when I start a useful older program. 'virtual woman' is crap and I soon uninstall-ed it. Later, I noticed that when I start 'Calendar Magic', a useful and handy series of utilities concerned with time and distance, the startup is interrupted by 'VW' trying to re-install. I thought I completely eradicated 'VW' and indeed, the install fails when the necessary files cannot be found. Any ideas?

May 1, 2011 6:40:10 PM

Go in My Computer and do a search with it and delete all that it's showing up.
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May 11, 2011 2:45:57 PM

not helpful!
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May 11, 2011 4:12:30 PM

There's nothing in the Windows/Program files with this name?
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May 11, 2011 7:48:02 PM

do a registry cleanup?
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May 21, 2011 3:50:04 PM

My apologies. How do I add a gif file to this? I have 2 gif files; one is a pic of Advanced System Care's deleter, which I used, showing nothing for Virtual Woman/ The other is MS Add/Remove Programs page which shows VW clearly, but allows me to do nothing with the entry. Damn, I hate Windows.
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May 21, 2011 4:26:50 PM
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May 21, 2011 8:06:45 PM

Problem solved. http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/smilies/bou...

I ran Windows Uninstall: it showed that the program was, or had been, present, but gave no options to deal with it. The Uninstall Program that I used to get rid of it showed VW as gone.

Then I cleaned my registry, of 23 items and the problem is now gone. http://img.tomshardware.com/forum/uk/icones/smilies/hel...

I prefer to use non-windows products since I don't trust Gates. Or doors, or windows.

I D/L'd mosox's recommended uninstaller, and will try it. Later, Thanks all for your help. Jim
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May 28, 2011 4:11:41 PM

mosox's program Revo Uninstaller helped me to eradicate the ghost. Virtual Woman has been laid to rest. Thanks!
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May 28, 2011 4:26:25 PM

It's always hard to get rid of some of 'em, virtual or not.
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June 4, 2011 9:47:52 AM

Best answer selected by dataphool.
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July 3, 2011 3:04:33 PM

This topic has been closed by Area51reopened
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