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Thread: How do I delete multiple programs (again and again)?

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    martinevans Guest

    Default How do I delete multiple programs (again and again)?

    D'you know - given the amount of times this question is asked, I imagine that the answer of just shift-clicking to select (duh!!) doesn't work for many people, but like me they just accept it's a bit of a programmer's glitch and carry on.

    Though that program list is just getting larger and larger, so I suppose sometime I'll have to get round to deleting them one-by-one.

    But take pity on the poor user, you programmers, and go see if it really does work every time.

    Martin O'London

    Zonealarm Antispyware 7.0.337.000
    Windows XP SP2

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware

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    Join Date
    Dec 2005

    Default Re: How do I delete multiple programs (again and again)?

    To clean all the entries all at one time (you will lose your settings), just remove the entire ZA database and start fresh. Do this:

    Boot your computer into the Safe Mode

    Navigate to the c:\windows\internet logs folder

    Delete the backup.rdb and iamdb.rdb files in the folder

    Clean the Recycle Bin

    Reboot into the normal mode

    ZA will be just like new with no previous settings or data

    (How to get into the safe mode)

    After the rebbot back into the Normal Mode, just set the new found network as Trusted, and then after the initial alerts flurry, just do this:

    Make sure your DNS and DHCP server IP's are in your Firewall's Trusted zone. Finding DNS and DCHP servers, etc

    1. Go to Run and type in command and hit 'ok', and in the command then type in ipconfig /all then press the enter key. In the returned data list will be a line DNS and DHCP Servers with the IP address(s) listed out to the side. Make sure there is a space between the ipconfig and the /all, and the font is the same (no capitals).
    2. In ZA on your machine on the Firewall, open the Zones tab, click Add and then select IP Address. Make sure the Zone is set to Trusted. Add the DNS IP(s) .
    3. Click OK and Apply. Then do the same for the DHCP server.
    4. The localhost ( must be listed as Trusted.
    5. The Generic Host Process (svchost.exe) as seen in the Zone Alarm's Program's list must have server rights for the Trusted Zone.
    Plus it must have both Trusted and Internet Access.

    Extra help is found at Guru Hoov site for the DNS/DHCP.

    Once the ZA is nicely settled in and the usual number of program entires are created and the new settings are established, just backup the setting using the Back Up feature. If the Program list ever gets over ran again, then the original saved settings can be Restored and the ZA will be just as before the excesses.

    Best regards.

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    martinevans Guest

    Default Re: How do I delete multiple programs (again and again)?

    Thanks, OldSod.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2005

    Default Re: How do I delete multiple programs (again and again)?

    You are welcome, martinevans.

    Best regards.

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