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    Script To Delete Multiple Occurrences Of Given Text From Registry

    I am updating a station image that no longer requires SIMS. I have uninstalled SIMS as normal.

    I decided to have a look at the Registry and found that there are references to SIMS littered all over the place! [Too many to delete manually]

    I remember seeing a script somewhere to force uninstall Sophos and clean up the Registry. I can't find that script now but I wondered if anyone had a script already to search and delete all references to:

    C:\Program Files\SIMS

    This would help no end.

    Thanks.

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    Don't they have a pre made bat file in the sims directory to remove sims including removal of registry entries ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Don't they have a pre made bat file in the sims directory to remove sims including removal of registry entries ?
    I have just checked another station with SIMS still installed. Found no batch files. I am going to check the SIMS server. What is the BAT file called?

    Edit: Found nothing of note on the server either.
    Last edited by DaveP; 5th August 2010 at 05:58 PM. Reason: Add detail to the post.

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    ok not sure then - ref a script is it throughout the whole registry or is it just in the hkey current user or where exactly ?

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    It seems to be everywhere!

    Can't supply detail right now. I have to rush out. I will update this post when I get back.

    Edit:

    The first occurrence is at:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\

    [I have removed all of the entries that came before this]

    Next 'branch'

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE

    No entries after this. However I have already removed numerous entries further up the Registry and I don't know how many more I have to go!
    Last edited by DaveP; 5th August 2010 at 08:43 PM. Reason: Add detail to the post.

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