How do I completely uninstall Windows Live OneCare ?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Dougbert, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Dougbert

    Dougbert Guest

    How do I completely remove uninstalled security-related programs so that
    they no longer show up in Security Center?

    Today I tested Windows Live OneCare, then was forced to uninstall it
    (because my corporate network at work requires eTrust Antivirus). But
    Security Center still lists OneCare, for example, in its "Show me the
    firewalls on this computer" list. What's worse, now I can no longer connect
    to my corporate network, because it says I need to re-enable my OneCare
    firewall first...even though Windows Firewall is enabled as it was

    Thanks for any help,

    Dougbert, Feb 26, 2007
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  2. Dougbert

    PA Bear Guest

    Windows version?

    Assuming Vista, have you tried uninstalling it?
    PA Bear, Feb 27, 2007
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  3. Dougbert

    StephenB Guest

    Use the cleanup tool linked in this post -

    If that doesn't work, OneCare support can be reached per the instructions in
    this post -
    StephenB, Feb 27, 2007
  4. Dougbert

    Dougbert Guest

    Yes, Vista, and yes, I failed to state that I uninstalled OneCare normally
    and it is no longer listed in Add/Remove, and there is no longer a OneCare
    folder anywhere. I wonder where Security Center gets its list of installed
    programs from? Thanks,

    Dougbert, Feb 27, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    MS has made web-forums available for OneCare support and questions. This
    newsgroup is not related to these forums nor are they available via

    Windows Live OneCare Forums
    PA Bear, Feb 27, 2007
  6. Dougbert

    Dougbert Guest


    This sounded extremely promising, and I thank you. But after running the
    tool (as admin) and rebooting, Security Center still shows OneCare in the
    list of "available firewall programs" ... although it seems to know that
    it's NOT really available, because the "turn on" button is disabled.

    Exasperating. But thank you for your suggestions,

    Dougbert, Feb 27, 2007
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