I am having a problem with my computer and am hoping someone can help me out.
The other day my roommate decided he wanted to check out Firefox. He' is
not PC literate at all and I believe as part of the mozilla install he
installed Google Desktop.
Personally I hate these things so I went to remove it from the computer
using add/remove. A window popped up saying I could restart now or later. I
decided to restart now since I was't doing anything at that time other then
uninstaling google. The computer reboots, google is still on my computer.
I decide to use the google uninstall program. Same thing happens. Google
is still there. I go to the google site to see what instructions they have.
They tell me to remove the keys from registry delete the google directory and
restart. I can't delete the directory because one of the files is write
protected. On a side note I really hate that when windows does this. I am
logged on as the *** y administrator and if I want to remove a file from my
computer I should be able to do this.
I decide to try loging on to safe mode. Try removing registry keys from
safe mode. Google directory is able to be manually deleted. Restart
computer. Explorer.exe does not start. Go to task manager, try to start a
new process. Explorere.exe functions for a half second. Toolbar and icons
reappear and then disappear again.
What gives here any ideas?
Thanks for the help.