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Step 4: Remove Unwanted Programs  Last Step Next Step

Its assumed that at this stage you have access to your machine. Lets just give you a scenario to understand this stage. Some Spyware and even Viruses can actually show up in your Programs list.

From the activity you may have noticed some pop-ups, or you may have been re-directed to a web-site that you did not choose. For this reason alone you should check the programs list for programs that may resemble these activities simular names etc and if you do come across them you uninstall them.

If you have a good knowledge of what programs you should have you may notice unwanted programs. Be careful in this area as uninstalling a program there is little come back. Remember System Restore if you do need to go back before a previous problem.

If you have previous versions of Anti-Virus still on your machine e.g. Norton or McAfee out of date and not protecting, uninstalling these can be very usefull as they are usually a nuisance and take up alot of your computers resources. PLEASE HELP

How to remove an installed program
To remove a program that is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the program that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

3. If you are prompted to confirm the removal of the program, click Yes.

Using Vista
1. Click on the Start button to open your Start Menu. The Start button looks like flowing flag:

2. When the Start Menu opens click on the Control Panel menu option.

3. When the Control Panel window opens click on the Uninstall A Program option, under the Programs category. If you are using the Classic View of the Control Panel, then you would double-click on the Programs and Features icon instead.

4. You will now be at the Programs and Features, or Uninstall or change a program. From this screen you can uninstall programs, view installed updates, and turn Windows features on and off. PLEASE HELP

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