Deleting Win Maximizer from windows 7

June 5, 2011 at 16:35:40
Specs: Windows 7, 4mb
I installed Win Maximizer on to my pc running Windows 7.
I subsequently deleted the programme through the Control Panel.
Now every time I start my computer I get a message telling me that Win Maximizer is corrupt and has to be reinstalled.
I checked through properties and found 7kb in Windows\System32\win.com
I found the file and tried to delete it but it comes up with a message saying that I do not have permission to delete the file.
What can I do to get rid of it.
Thanks

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#1
June 5, 2011 at 17:02:49
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

Download and install the slim version of ccleaner. Run it and that should clear it up.


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#2
June 5, 2011 at 18:28:02
Thanks grasshopper. I downloaded and ran ccleaner but it made no difference.
The full text is "Your installation is corrupt or damaged! Please reinstall"
Cheers

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#3
June 6, 2011 at 08:48:31
Use the registry part of the program and clean out any remnants of the program.

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#4
June 6, 2011 at 15:15:40
Hi grasshopper,
I have done as you suggested but I still can't stop it popping up every time windows 7 opens to desktop.
Thanks for your efforts.

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#5
June 8, 2011 at 13:32:12
OK, click Start/ Run and type in MSCONFIG. When the window comes up, click the Startup tab. See if you can find a box with Win Maximizer in it and uncheck it.

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#6
June 8, 2011 at 19:06:44
Hi grasshopper,
Your suggestion did not work, but thanks anyway.
However, I have managed to solve it. I knew that somewhere there must be a part of the WinMaximer programme still on the computer so I did a search and found a programme called Autoruns. This found the culprit and I deleted the entry. Restarted the computer and it has gone.
So once again thank you for trying to help it was appreciated.

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#7
June 9, 2011 at 04:34:52
OK, glad you got it. Be careful when you download that crap. Most of those programs that promise to speed up your machine are junk and cause more problems than what they're worth. You only need a few basic free programs to keep your machine clean.

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#8
August 7, 2011 at 12:17:10
I did the startup thiing to find wmaximizer corrupt popup and its not there...any more suggestions

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#9
August 7, 2011 at 12:19:04
going to ry the autorun thing...its just annoying...doesn't seem to affect the computer...just more to do when booting up

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#10
August 7, 2011 at 12:29:32
interested to know how you found it with auto runs

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#11
August 7, 2011 at 13:15:41
Start your own post.
I believe he/she typed part of the name like 'Maxi' into the windows search feature and looked at the results (It's what I would have done). I believe it was there that he saw the Autorun part of the program. You will have to write down the full path to find the original folder that it is still in and there you can delete it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#12
August 23, 2011 at 19:07:03
Hello - Maximizer is a total MAL-WEAR scam! They promise: * Repair PC Problems!
* Decrease Program Load Time!
* Remove PC Clutter!
* Extend Your Computer's Life!
* Restore System Performance!

Actually they deliver the opposite with decreased performance and increased operational problems. There is no customer service, they have a European address and you want find testimonials. It's easy to remove by using your system search program. Don't get hustled like I did in June 2011. El' Supremo


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#13
September 17, 2011 at 23:02:56
You may have already figured it out by now, but WinMaximizer creates a scheduled task that reruns itself upon startup.

Go to: Start ->All Programs->Accessories->System Tool->Task Scheduler to find it


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