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Marcin has given me permission to post here and ask for beta testers.

As some of you might know, I am the sole developer of ViewpointKiller. Recently, I released version 1.30, which was a complete rewrite from the ground up. I have been made aware of a few problems with 1.30, and I believe this stems from not having many beta testers and from the fact that I do not have a copy of Vista to test ViewpointKiller on.

This is where you come in. I am going to bring ViewpointKiller out of beta, and I would like to squash as many bugs as possible before sending this to "final" status. I would like you to beta test the software for me, in the same way that you tested MBAM and RogueRemover - that is, run the software, post logs, and report on anything odd you might see. General comments and criticism are welcome as well.

For your convenience, I have posted the ViewpointKiller description here:

ViewpointKiller attempts to fully remove Viewpoint Media Player, Viewpoint Manager, and Viewpoint Toolbar. It will not do this if you just run the program, rather, you select which variant of Viewpoint to remove in the menu. You can remove all three or any of the three you wish. The program generates a log file for you to post on a spyware fighting forum, if you feel the need to do so.

I would ask you to download the software and play around with it, regardless of if you have Viewpoint or not. Please note that Viewpoint is not especially harmful, but can be difficult to remove sometimes. ViewpointKiller simply tries to make this process easier.

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Thank you very much. :)

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Did you run it as administrator?

Paul, you will have huge problems with Vista unless you either adhere by Vista rules or request administrator privileges using a resource file.

See, this is what happens when I don't have a copy of Vista to develop with. I offered a certain company the rights to the software for a reasonable price, but he didn't take me up on my offer. :)

Ah no I didn't. Just ran it and it ran and produced the log find, however it couldn't delete anything and it had the error code 124 in the log on those.

Stupid error code.

Tigger93, would you mind pasting the log file or attaching it please?

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Sure, here's the log:

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Tue Feb 19 22:14:04 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Media Player...

Warning accepted, beginning removal process....

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim6.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aolsoftware.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aol.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "MtsAxInstaller.exe" was not running.

Preparing to close the Viewpoint Manager Service if it is running...

Closing "Viewpoint Manager Service" failed, or the service is not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Media Player. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Technology. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData.WINDOWS\Application Data\Viewpoint. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Tue Feb 19 22:14:06 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Manager...

ViewpointKiller determined that "viewmgr.exe" was not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Tue Feb 19 22:14:07 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Toolbar...

ViewpointKiller determined that "FotomatDeviceConnect.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "iexplore.exe" was not running.

Searming for all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar V35. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\Users\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Viewpoint

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Desktop\Fotomat.lnk

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Common Files\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Wed Feb 20 16:19:46 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Media Player...

Warning accepted, beginning removal process....

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim6.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aolsoftware.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aol.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "MtsAxInstaller.exe" was not running.

Preparing to close the Viewpoint Manager Service if it is running...

Closing "Viewpoint Manager Service" failed, or the service is not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Media Player. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Technology. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData.WINDOWS\Application Data\Viewpoint. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Wed Feb 20 16:19:48 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Manager...

ViewpointKiller determined that "viewmgr.exe" was not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Wed Feb 20 16:19:48 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Toolbar...

ViewpointKiller determined that "FotomatDeviceConnect.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "iexplore.exe" was not running.

Searming for all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar V35. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\Users\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Viewpoint

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Desktop\Fotomat.lnk

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Common Files\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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Thanks Tigger93.

I believe I've patched ViewpointKiller to ask for UAC elevation now with this script:

<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">  <assemblyIdentity type="win32" processorArchitecture="*" version="1.0.0.0" name="ViewpointKiller.exe"></assemblyIdentity>  <description>ViewpointKiller</description>  <dependency>	  <dependentAssembly>		 <assemblyIdentity type="win32" name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls" version="6.0.0.0" language="*" processorArchitecture="*" publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df"></assemblyIdentity>	  </dependentAssembly>  </dependency><trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2">  <security>	  <requestedPrivileges>		 <requestedExecutionLevel level="highestAvailable" uiAccess="FALSE"></requestedExecutionLevel>	  </requestedPrivileges>  </security></trustInfo></assembly>

But I can't test it, obviously. I'll attach it here and those of you with Vista can run it (be sure and save everything in case of a crash) and report back here what occurs. Again, this is beta, so be sure and take all of the proper precautions. :)

Thanks!

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Nice application, tried it out of interest :).

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 12:10:46 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Media Player...

Warning accepted, beginning removal process....

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim6.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aolsoftware.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aol.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "MtsAxInstaller.exe" was not running.

Preparing to close the Viewpoint Manager Service if it is running...

Closing "Viewpoint Manager Service" failed, or the service is not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 12:10:50 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Manager...

ViewpointKiller determined that "viewmgr.exe" was not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 12:10:51 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Toolbar...

ViewpointKiller determined that "FotomatDeviceConnect.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "iexplore.exe" was not running.

Searming for all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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Just ran it on Vista, log:

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Tue Feb 19 22:14:04 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Media Player...

Warning accepted, beginning removal process....

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim6.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aolsoftware.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aol.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "MtsAxInstaller.exe" was not running.

Preparing to close the Viewpoint Manager Service if it is running...

Closing "Viewpoint Manager Service" failed, or the service is not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Media Player. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Technology. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData.WINDOWS\Application Data\Viewpoint. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Tue Feb 19 22:14:06 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Manager...

ViewpointKiller determined that "viewmgr.exe" was not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Tue Feb 19 22:14:07 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Toolbar...

ViewpointKiller determined that "FotomatDeviceConnect.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "iexplore.exe" was not running.

Searming for all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar V35. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\Users\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Viewpoint

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Desktop\Fotomat.lnk

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Common Files\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Wed Feb 20 16:19:46 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Media Player...

Warning accepted, beginning removal process....

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim6.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aolsoftware.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aol.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "MtsAxInstaller.exe" was not running.

Preparing to close the Viewpoint Manager Service if it is running...

Closing "Viewpoint Manager Service" failed, or the service is not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Media Player. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Technology. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData.WINDOWS\Application Data\Viewpoint. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Wed Feb 20 16:19:48 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Manager...

ViewpointKiller determined that "viewmgr.exe" was not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Wed Feb 20 16:19:48 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Toolbar...

ViewpointKiller determined that "FotomatDeviceConnect.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "iexplore.exe" was not running.

Searming for all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar V35. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\Users\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Viewpoint

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Desktop\Fotomat.lnk

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Common Files\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.31 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 16:41:49 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Media Player...

Warning accepted, beginning removal process....

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim6.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aolsoftware.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aol.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "MtsAxInstaller.exe" was not running.

Preparing to close the Viewpoint Manager Service if it is running...

Closing "Viewpoint Manager Service" failed, or the service is not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Media Player. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Technology. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData.WINDOWS\Application Data\Viewpoint. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.31 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 16:41:52 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Manager...

ViewpointKiller determined that "viewmgr.exe" was not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.31 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 16:41:54 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Toolbar...

ViewpointKiller determined that "FotomatDeviceConnect.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "iexplore.exe" was not running.

Searming for all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar V35. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\Users\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Viewpoint

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Desktop\Fotomat.lnk

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Common Files\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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Downloaded/installed some elements of the dross to my VM using the FF browser(will do also with IE at some point). VPK performed well and removed all :).

Side-note: I also run MBAM within my VM and MBAM PM picked up that Viewpoint was trying to launch other aspects of itself for download, which I ignored for the duration of the test :).

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 23:45:28 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Media Player...

Warning accepted, beginning removal process....

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim6.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aolsoftware.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aol.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "MtsAxInstaller.exe" was not running.

Preparing to close the Viewpoint Manager Service if it is running...

Closing "Viewpoint Manager Service" failed, or the service is not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys...

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Viewpoint

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\MetaStream

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E}

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@viewpoint.com/VMP

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Viewpoint

Found and removed: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ViewpointMediaPlayer

Found and removed: CLSID\{03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E}

Found and removed: AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtl

Found and removed: AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtl.1

Found and removed: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Viewpoint Manager Service

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders...

Found and removed: C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Media Player

There was an error removing C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Viewpoint. The error returned was 32.

Found and removed: C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common

Found and removed: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.xpt

Found and removed: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.dll

Could not delete: C:\Program Files\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 23:45:44 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Manager...

ViewpointKiller was able to close "viewmgr.exe" successfully.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys...

Found and removed: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Viewpoint Manager

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders...

Could not delete: C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager

Found and removed: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Viewpoint

Found and removed: C:\Program Files\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 23:45:52 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Toolbar...

ViewpointKiller determined that "FotomatDeviceConnect.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "iexplore.exe" was not running.

Searming for all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys...

Found and removed: CLSID\{0E2C3126-DDED-4A58-800E-9AEDE84EA31E}

Found and removed: CLSID\{F8AD5AA5-D966-4667-9DAF-2561D68B2012}

Found and removed: TypeLib\{E060D9D9-E979-4C2F-A840-BE5150F84AC5}

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A7327C09-B521-4EDB-8509-7D2660C9EC98}

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Viewpoint Toolbar

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders...

Found and removed: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 23:46:23 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Media Player...

Warning accepted, beginning removal process....

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim6.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aolsoftware.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aol.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "MtsAxInstaller.exe" was not running.

Preparing to close the Viewpoint Manager Service if it is running...

Closing "Viewpoint Manager Service" failed, or the service is not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 23:46:40 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Manager...

ViewpointKiller determined that "viewmgr.exe" was not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Fri Feb 22 23:46:45 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Toolbar...

ViewpointKiller determined that "FotomatDeviceConnect.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "iexplore.exe" was not running.

Searming for all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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Thanks very much, Dakeyras. Looking good. :)

I'm still working on Vista compatibility - apparently Dev-C++, manifest files, and I don't get along very well. Marcin has been of no help. :)

Kidding - he's been most helpful in the development of ViewpointKiller.

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Sorry almost forgot to add... I ran this test on a Vista Ultimate edition pc.

Hi, I came across this page and wanted to give back something, so I decided to try my hand at beta testing.

I put viewpoint on my VM and kept a log of the removal.

I'm sorry if it a very long log and it is full of info you don't need I just wanted to do it right (hopefully I have) :lol:

Anyway here's the log. I had trouble with first installation but I think it may have been something I done. I did try to run as admin and a couple of other things though.

LOG:

After Viewpoint Install the HJT entry:

O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe

ViewpointKiller.zip ( 16.85K ) (downloaded from last link on this page)

Error Message:

"The application failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail."

I did get it to run further down the page though

Decided to run(googled):

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;290301 (windows installer cleanup)

Didn't work

Decided to run (googled):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...ng=en(Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86))

Didn't work

Event viewer log in regards to "side-by-side" error message:

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Users\MYPC\Desktop\ViewpointKiller\ViewpointKiller.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Users\MYPC\Desktop\ViewpointKiller\ViewpointKiller.exe" on line 24. Invalid Xml syntax.

Run in Compatibillity mode for xp sp2

Didn't work

Redownloaded from first link rather then last link on this page (then it worked-yay!).

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Mon Mar 17 10:54:00 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Media Player...

Warning accepted, beginning removal process....

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aim6.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aolsoftware.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "aol.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller determined that "MtsAxInstaller.exe" was not running.

Preparing to close the Viewpoint Manager Service if it is running...

ViewpointKiller was able to close "Viewpoint Manager Service" successfully.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys...

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Viewpoint

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\MetaStream

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E}

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{1B00725B-C455-4DE6-BFB6-AD540AD427CD}

Found and removed: SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@viewpoint.com/VMP

Found and removed: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ViewpointMediaPlayer

Found and removed: CLSID\{1B00725B-C455-4DE6-BFB6-AD540AD427CD}

Found and removed: CLSID\{03F998B2-0E00-11D3-A498-00104B6EB52E}

Found and removed: AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtl

Found and removed: AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtl.1

Found and removed: AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtlSecondary

Found and removed: AxMetaStream.MetaStreamCtlSecondary.1

Found and removed: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Viewpoint Manager Service

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders...

Found and removed: C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Media Player

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\ProgramData.WINDOWS\Application Data\Viewpoint. The error returned was 124.

Found and removed: C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.xpt. The error returned was 124.

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npViewpoint.dll. The error returned was 124.

Found and removed: C:\Program Files\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Media Player files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Mon Mar 17 10:54:07 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Manager...

ViewpointKiller determined that "viewmgr.exe" was not running.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Manager files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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ViewpointKiller Version 1.30 (beta)

The removal process was started on Mon Mar 17 10:54:09 2008

Preparing to remove Viewpoint Toolbar...

ViewpointKiller determined that "FotomatDeviceConnect.exe" was not running.

ViewpointKiller was able to close "iexplore.exe" successfully.

Searming for all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys...

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar registry values and keys.

Searching for all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders...

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar V35. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\Users\MYPC\Local Settings\Application Data\Viewpoint

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Desktop\Fotomat.lnk

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar. The error returned was 124.

Could not delete: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Viewpoint

There was an error removing C:\Program Files\Common Files\Viewpoint\Toolbar Runtime. The error returned was 124.

Finished searching for and removing all known Viewpoint Toolbar files and folders.

Finished reporting.

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Ran Hijackthis again and it showed no instances of viewpoint!

Registry search showed these keys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D5407412-467F-45cd-8594-37DA29512BF6}

(default) REG_SZ Viewpoint Manager

InfoTip REG_SZ Viewpoint Manager Updating Options

System.ApplicationName REG_SZ ViewMgr

System.ControlPanel.Category REG_SZ 8

System.Software.TasksFileURL REG_SZ C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\Cptask.xml

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D5407412-467F-45cd-8594-37DA29512BF6}\Shell\Open\Command

(Default) REG_SZ C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\Viewcpexe.exe

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Shell\MuiCache

C:\Program Files\Janusware\Viewpoint\ViewpointDemo.exe ? forgot to copy ? forgot to copy

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache

C:\Program Files\Janusware\Viewpoint\ViewpointDemo.exe REG_SZ Demo Version

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D5407412-467F-45cd-8594-37DA29512BF6}

(default) REG_SZ Viewpoint Manager

InfoTip REG_SZ Viewpoint Manager Updating Options

System.ApplicationName REG_SZ ViewMgr

System.ControlPanel.Category REG_SZ 8

System.Software.TasksFileURL REG_SZ C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\Cptask.xml

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D5407412-467F-45cd-8594-37DA29512BF6}

(Default) REG_SZ C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewMgr.exe

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D5407412-467F-45cd-8594-37DA29512BF6}\Shell\Open\Command

(default) REG_SZ C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewCPexe.exe

Computer\HKEY_USERS\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1175651873-3003144835-210189901-1000

(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)

Computer\HKEY_USERS\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1175651873-3003144835-210189901-1000\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell|MuiCache

C:\Program Files\Janusware\Viewpoint\ViewpointDemo.exe REG_SZ Demo Version

There were two more keys but they looked like duplicates of the ones just above. Thats all of it I think. Sorry I forgot to take all the details from one of the registry entries.

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DSOS,

Thanks for the reply. I messed up the XML file and didn't realize it - that's why it wouldn't even run on your PC. It actually didn't run on mine either - Windows XP SP2. The problem is with my compiler - I couldn't quite figure out how to add the XML information to the program.

I've said this before, but I believe I've gotten it.

Please try this attachment again and see if it works this time. Thank you for betatesting! :lol:

ViewpointKiller.zip

ViewpointKiller.zip

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Just downloaded and ran it, works great! I always deal with removing this stupid adware bundled with AIM. Finally a sweet tool to kill this pain!! A million thanks to to the well rounded program. I will be testing it on multiple OS, so far it works perfect on XP 32bit

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Flag this message**You Are A Certified Winner Of The Microsoft Mega Jackpot Promotoin**Sunday, 28 March, 2010 4:33 PM

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Hello ,Welcome to Malwarebytes Forum

Process name: Client Server Runtime Process

Product: Windows

Company: Microsoft

File: csrss.exe

Security Rating:

Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows XP:

  • Click Start and select My Computer
  • Click the Tools item from the menu at the top of the window (if you don't see Tools press the Alt key on your keyboard and it will appear)
    Select Folder Options
  • Click the View tab and make sure Show hidden files and folders is selected under Hidden files and folders
  • Next, uncheck the box next to Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
  • Then, uncheck the box next to Hide extensions for known filetypes
  • Click Apply then click OK

Then go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and delete rules.ref. Once you've done that, start MBAM and when it shows the error and asks to update, let it do so and see if that corrects it.

Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows Vista and Windows 7:

Click on the Start button and select Computer

Press the Alt key on your keyboard and click on Tools

Select Folder Options

Click the View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is selected under Hidden files and folders

Next, uncheck the box next to Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

Then, uncheck the box next to Hide extensions for known filetypes

Click Apply then click OK

Then go to C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and delete rules.ref. Once you've done that, start MBAM and when it shows the error and asks to update, let it do so and see if that corrects it.

Reset Hidden Files and Folders in Windows XP:

Click Start and select My Computer

Click the Tools item from the menu at the top of the window (if you don't see Tools press the Alt key on your keyboard and it will appear)

Select Folder Options

Click the View tab and make sure Do not show hidden files and folders is selected under Hidden files and folders

Next, check the box next to Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

Then, check the box next to Hide extensions for known filetypes

Click Apply then click OK

Reset Hidden Files and Folders in Windows Vista and Windows 7:

Click on the Start button and select Computer

Press the Alt key on your keyboard and click on Tools

Select Folder Options

Click the View tab and make sure that Do not show hidden files and folders is selected under Hidden files and folders

Next, check the box next to Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

Then, check the box next to Hide extensions for known filetypes

Click Apply then click OK

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Marcin has given me permission to post here and ask for beta testers.

As some of you might know, I am the sole developer of ViewpointKiller.

Same here. However, I'm working somewhat on a different utility. Mine is similar to hijackthis, but without all the fancy tools. Instead it allows the user to to produce a log file with complete contents of folders, sub folders and files. Right now it's still in the production phase, with many non working components. Hopefully when it's done it will help filter out those parasites. :)

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