Uninstalling Some Really Dirty Applications


In this post, I am going to share a simple solution, yet not known by many.? I had a personal experience of having it with McAfee 2009 Total Protection & Windows Blinds (6.0).

My McAfee went through some unrepairable error for which the only solution was a REINSTALL. Since I had enough of McAfee, i decided to uninstall it and install Kaspersky AntiVirus 2009. However as everyone knows, KAV is a very “rigid” type of an Antivirus. It requires that it is the ONLY Antimalware app. on a particular PC. When I started to install it, it refused & said that “McAfee is there, I can’t install !”, even though i had uninstalled it. I googled for a McAfee REMOVAL TOOL and it saved me :) It can be downloaded from here.

Another alternative is also available, if you don’t want to google removal tools. In my case I came across another application. Windows Blinds and it refused to get removed and showed “”Could not open INSTALL log”.

The Steps required are –

  1. First try to clean uninstall it again using windows Installer Clean Up utility, it’s available at Microsoft.
  2. Once downloaded and installed, go to “C:\program files\windows installer clean up”, there you will find a file msicuu.exe.
  3. Run this and see if windows blinds is listed in the box. If so, select it and click on remove.
  4. Restart computer.

However, I don’t know why I did not see Windows Blinds in the dialog Box, so i downloaded this. It’s the authorized tool from Stardock Inc. themselves. After all, The Creator of the Application knows best ;)


Ahmad Shumayal,


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