How to get rid of Freedom Software

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April 16, 2009 at 05:53:49
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.399 GHz / 503 MB
Forgive me if this has been talked about recently. I am either not smart enough to use the search feature on this website or it does not work.

I have been getting Windows Explorer errors constantly. File pkR.dll is causing them. A Google of pkR.dll tells me that this is part of Freedom Security software by Zero-Knowledge. It also says that it can be removed in Control Panel. I can find the entry in Add/Remove programs, however, there is no button to remove it. It only says that the program has not been used since 2006. I cannot run the program from the Start menu either because other DLL files are missing. There is no Uninstall on the start menu. I have no use for this product and want/need to get rid of it. How can this be done?

TIA.

-don.


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#1
April 16, 2009 at 06:14:13
According to this website pkR.dll can be related to many other programs, or it can be Some malware camouflage themselves as pkR.dll, particularly if they are located in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder
http://www.file.net/process/pkr.dll...
pkR.dll file information

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

OR
Try System Restore to a date when all was good.
Start >All Programs >Accessories >System Tools

Using System Restore too many times can cause
more harm than good. After doing a restore
that does not fix a problem, then UNDO the
Restoration, and try another restore point, or
just do the UNDO.


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#2
April 16, 2009 at 06:37:07
Have you looked for a listing for that program in C:/ program files? If you find a listing there remove it and then run a registry cleaner to remove the rest. Cleaner slim has a registry module that is safe to use. Get it below.

http://majorgeeks.com/download4191....


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#3
April 16, 2009 at 07:33:20
In the Device Manager I found a driver for Freedom Software. I was able to remove it. I own, and ran, RegistryBooster2. It found and removed a bunch of Registry errors. I guess time will tell if this fixes the pkR.dll problem, however, I still have no use for any Freedom software and wish to remove it. How can this be done with no uninstall utility?

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#4
April 16, 2009 at 07:41:28
I don't understand why there would be a driver for software at all. Did you look in C:\ program files for any listing for that program?

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#5
April 16, 2009 at 08:31:52
C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom is the only place it exists. You can't delete it because it is in use.

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#6
April 16, 2009 at 09:02:32
Then you need to disable it in msconfig. Go to Start> run and type msconfig. See if you can figure out which listing is the right one and un-check it. After disabling it you must reboot and then you may be able to delete it.

There are also programs like remove on boot that may be able to remove that program. Get it at the link below.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...


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#7
April 22, 2009 at 07:45:15
I was able to rename pkR.dll in Safe Mode. I have not gotten the Interet Explorer since. Now onto uninstalling the Freedom software with no apparent uninstall utility.

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#8
April 22, 2009 at 12:16:34
"...I can find the entry in Add/Remove programs, however, there is no button to remove ..."

... you have to highlight it first then the "remove" botton appears

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#9
April 22, 2009 at 13:18:11
Still no remove button. I booted up under Safe Mode and deleted everything in ZERO KNOWLEDGE. I then ran RegistryBooster2 and cleaned up the resulting registry errors. It still appears in Add/Remove Programs but most of it is gone. I have bigger issues to deal with now. Thanks for all the replies.

-don.


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#10
April 22, 2009 at 15:36:07
Try Revo Uninstaller: http://www.revouninstaller.com

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
> - Oscar Wilde


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