Solved Uninstalling ArcSoft print creation program

September 30, 2011 at 21:31:04
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4/1.46 gigs RAM
ArcSoft print creations program will not uninstall.

Ive tried every way imaginable and I cannot get this software off of my computer. I dont even remember asking for it or installing it. It feels like I got backdoored. How do I get rid of this menace!

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September 30, 2011 at 21:42:56
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arcsoft is legit. You can try revo uninstaller, free. This is not part of printer or scanner software recently purchased?

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September 30, 2011 at 21:59:49
Thanks, HopperRox. I was in no way trying to defile the good name of this reputedly legit company. I was, however, and still am, experiencing the same sort of situation that other ArcSoft users have experienced. I am, therefore, seperating the company from the behavior of its software on this particular computer on this particular day.

And, in response, no; I haven't made any hardware or software purchases either immmediately before or after the mysterious appearance of this program in my files.

I'm gonna give your solution a shot. Thanks, again. Fingers crossed!!

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October 1, 2011 at 08:16:05
You probably inadvertently set that program as a default for certain operations recently without realizing it. As was stated by HopperRox, Arcsoft is frequently bundled with hardware so it may have been on your computer for some time and just not used.

The fact that you can't uninstall it is odd. I assume you have looked for a directory with the program in it, or tried Control panel> add/remove programs?

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October 1, 2011 at 14:30:18
I have found Arcsoft tends to be a bit pushy at times.

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October 1, 2011 at 18:07:20
Yeah. I tried all the normal stuff. I took HopperRox's suggestion on the revo uninstaller. It did most of what it said it could do, but I could still find trace files of the ArcSoft programs, for example, in the control panel there would be an icon but O file size.

I'm too freaked out right now to have the revo software go thru the "remove evidence" step. Because I have some corrupted Kodak picture files I'm trying to trace back to the root, I don't want to wipe out the root, or do a complete reinstall of windows and create new paths to my pics, before I'm sure I have all of the drivers and software I need to recreate my computer.

This all started when a pesky virus ate my Adobe Flash Player and now won't let me reinstall it. I haven't found anything that will let me do that either. Wipe out the virus and reinstall the flash player.

My computing life is really sucking right now.

PS...If anyone knows who came up with the whole bundling idea... my next thoughts included violence, bloodshed, torture, mayhem, anarchy...and then things really started to get messy!

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