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Uninstalling Yahoo/Google and other toolbars from client machines.

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Old 07-24-2009
Barkley Bees
 

Posts: n/a
Uninstalling Yahoo/Google and other toolbars from client machines.
We have many users who have installed various versions of the following:

- Yahoo! Toolbar
- Google Toolbar
- Google Desktop
- Ask Toolbar
- Windows Live Toolbar

We want to clean up these computers and forcibly uninstall these apps. what
is the best way to go about doing this?

I have considered using psexec and an msiexec command like below to kick it
off but I don't know/think that it would be the best way:

MsiExec.exe /X{2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} /qb /norestart


Do any of you use SMS and create collections for users with specific
applications installed and uninstall it via batch or scripts?
Appreciate any advice on how to best do this (using SMS or otherwise).
Thanks very much.


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Old 07-27-2009
Sherry Kissinger [MVP]
 

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RE: Uninstalling Yahoo/Google and other toolbars from client machines.
Sure, I've done similar in the past. The main tasks you have to do are (in
order of difficultly)
1) determine how you can tell when <undesired app> is installed.
2) confirm that you or your team automatically removing <undesired app> will
be supported by upper mgmt. The last thing you need is believing that an
application is 'bad for business' and find out that your top salesperson
relies on it for something.
3) Hardest: figuring out how to uninstall those undesired apps. What may
work with 2 versions of <wierd toolbar> may no longer work with newer
releases. So you do often have to script solutions. Some apps don't install
as an MSI, or you have to have IE closed, or they were installed as per-user,
or... that's the fun part.

"Barkley Bees" wrote:

> We have many users who have installed various versions of the following:
>
> - Yahoo! Toolbar
> - Google Toolbar
> - Google Desktop
> - Ask Toolbar
> - Windows Live Toolbar
>
> We want to clean up these computers and forcibly uninstall these apps. what
> is the best way to go about doing this?
>
> I have considered using psexec and an msiexec command like below to kick it
> off but I don't know/think that it would be the best way:
>
> MsiExec.exe /X{2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} /qb /norestart
>
>
> Do any of you use SMS and create collections for users with specific
> applications installed and uninstall it via batch or scripts?
> Appreciate any advice on how to best do this (using SMS or otherwise).
> Thanks very much.
>
>
>

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Old 07-28-2009
Barkley Bees
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Uninstalling Yahoo/Google and other toolbars from client machines.
Thanks very much for your reply Sherry. In answer to your points:

1) I have created a query and collection on SMS looking for "Google Toolbar
for Internet Explorer" in A/R Programs. Google doesn't do any version
display for the toolbar in A/R Programs so it is a blanket collection for
all versions.

2) We have buy in from management on this as it not permitted software and
will, of course, be notifying our users in advance. They were previously
notified to manually uninstall this software but we know how that usually
turns out .

3) Indeed, this is the hardest part as there are so many versions each with
their own ways of being uninstalled. Also, their uninstall method seems to
differ if the user installed one version and then upgraded to a newer one
rather than a fresh with the newer version. Ugh!

Never the less, I have thrown the below batch file together and done some
rudimentary and successful testing manually (hopefully others will find it
useful?). I plan to create an SMS package for this tomorrow and give it a
whirl on some test clients.

Silly question, if I set the advertisement up to use this package pointed at
the above mentioned collection, will users that re-install the Toolbar and
subsequently show up in the collection again get the advertisement that will
uninstall the toolbar again (SMS 2003)?

*note: I will have to update the batch file everytime a new version of the
Toolbar comes out =(.

Also, does it seem as though I'm going about this the right way or perhaps
there's a much simpler method I have overlooked?

************************************************** **************

@ECHO OFF
:GOOGLE
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\" (GOTO GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_CHECK) ELSE
GOTO END

:GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_E582EA556D8 DE101.exe" (GOTO
GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_CHECK

:GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1910.1554
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_E582EA556D8 DE101.exe" /uninstall
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1910.1554
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_874698634E0 FC940.exe" (GOTO
GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_CHECK

:GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1815.1002
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_874698634E0 FC940.exe" /uninstall
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1815.1002
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_9DE96A29E72 1D90A.exe" (GOTO
GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.1.1518.856_CHECK

:GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1715.1442
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_9DE96A29E72 1D90A.exe" /uninstall
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1715.1442
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-6.1.1518.856_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_BDA1448D3D2 55554.exe" (GOTO
GBAR-6.1.1518.856_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_CHECK

:GBAR-6.1.1518.856_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1518.856
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_BDA1448D3D2 55554.exe" /uninstall
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1518.856
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_A4295D9F452 DF225.exe" (GOTO
GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_CHECK

:GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.0.1411.1512
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_A4295D9F452 DF225.exe" /uninstall
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.0.1411.1512
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0531C63A913 CC9D1.exe" (GOTO
GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_CHECK

:GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.6042
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0531C63A913 CC9D1.exe" /uninstall
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.6042
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_11CB06797F2 F038A.exe" (GOTO
GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_CHECK

:GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.4372
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_11CB06797F2 F038A.exe" /uninstall
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.4372
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0C68A50B787 4478D.exe" (GOTO
GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_CHECK

:GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.2070
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0C68A50B787 4478D.exe" /uninstall
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.2070
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_FE4264652A9 65D92.exe" (GOTO
GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-4.0.0.002_CHECK

:GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2000.5344
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google
Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_FE4264652A9 65D92.exe" /uninstall
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2000.5344
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-4.0.1601.4978_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program
Files\Google\Installers\GoogleToolbarInstaller4.0. 0.002.msi" (GOTO
GBAR-4.0.1601.4978_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-4_CHECK

:GBAR-4.0.1601.4978_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 4.0.1601.4978
MsiExec.exe /X{DBEA1034-5882-4A88-8033-81C4EF0CFA29} /qb
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 4.0.1601.4978
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-4_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll" (GOTO GBAR-4_REMOVE)
ELSE GOTO GBAR-3_CHECK

:GBAR-4_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBA
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /u "C:\Program
Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll"
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-3_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll" (GOTO GBAR-3_REMOVE)
ELSE GOTO GBAR-2_CHECK

:GBAR-3_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /u "C:\Program
Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll"
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR
GOTO END

REM #####

:GBAR-2_CHECK
IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll" (GOTO GBAR-2_REMOVE)
ELSE GOTO END

:GBAR-2_REMOVE
ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /u "C:\Program
Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll"
ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR
GOTO END

:END

************************************************** **************

"Sherry Kissinger [MVP]" <SherryKissingerMVP@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:17B83968-DF27-4AD7-BEC9-A53CD1D4C117@microsoft.com...
> Sure, I've done similar in the past. The main tasks you have to do are
> (in
> order of difficultly)
> 1) determine how you can tell when <undesired app> is installed.
> 2) confirm that you or your team automatically removing <undesired app>
> will
> be supported by upper mgmt. The last thing you need is believing that an
> application is 'bad for business' and find out that your top salesperson
> relies on it for something.
> 3) Hardest: figuring out how to uninstall those undesired apps. What may
> work with 2 versions of <wierd toolbar> may no longer work with newer
> releases. So you do often have to script solutions. Some apps don't
> install
> as an MSI, or you have to have IE closed, or they were installed as
> per-user,
> or... that's the fun part.
>
> "Barkley Bees" wrote:
>
>> We have many users who have installed various versions of the following:
>>
>> - Yahoo! Toolbar
>> - Google Toolbar
>> - Google Desktop
>> - Ask Toolbar
>> - Windows Live Toolbar
>>
>> We want to clean up these computers and forcibly uninstall these apps.
>> what
>> is the best way to go about doing this?
>>
>> I have considered using psexec and an msiexec command like below to kick
>> it
>> off but I don't know/think that it would be the best way:
>>
>> MsiExec.exe /X{2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} /qb /norestart
>>
>>
>> Do any of you use SMS and create collections for users with specific
>> applications installed and uninstall it via batch or scripts?
>> Appreciate any advice on how to best do this (using SMS or otherwise).
>> Thanks very much.
>>
>>
>>



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Old 07-28-2009
Sherry Kissinger [MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: Uninstalling Yahoo/Google and other toolbars from client machi
If people re-install the app, they would reappear in the collection. But
unless you've set the Adverisement to re-run (i.e., weekly or something),
once they've uninstalled once, even if it was months ago, without the
re-curring it'll think "I did this already, I'm done". But if you set the ad
to rerun every week, if a box reappears in the collection 3 wks after it was
uninstalled, it will again re-run the advrtisement.

Simpler way -- no, not really. I'm not a batch file person, so I would have
vbscript'ed the uninstalls, but it's the same work--figuring out how to
delete/uninstall these wierd apps, and coding it out.

"Barkley Bees" wrote:

> Thanks very much for your reply Sherry. In answer to your points:
>
> 1) I have created a query and collection on SMS looking for "Google Toolbar
> for Internet Explorer" in A/R Programs. Google doesn't do any version
> display for the toolbar in A/R Programs so it is a blanket collection for
> all versions.
>
> 2) We have buy in from management on this as it not permitted software and
> will, of course, be notifying our users in advance. They were previously
> notified to manually uninstall this software but we know how that usually
> turns out .
>
> 3) Indeed, this is the hardest part as there are so many versions each with
> their own ways of being uninstalled. Also, their uninstall method seems to
> differ if the user installed one version and then upgraded to a newer one
> rather than a fresh with the newer version. Ugh!
>
> Never the less, I have thrown the below batch file together and done some
> rudimentary and successful testing manually (hopefully others will find it
> useful?). I plan to create an SMS package for this tomorrow and give it a
> whirl on some test clients.
>
> Silly question, if I set the advertisement up to use this package pointed at
> the above mentioned collection, will users that re-install the Toolbar and
> subsequently show up in the collection again get the advertisement that will
> uninstall the toolbar again (SMS 2003)?
>
> *note: I will have to update the batch file everytime a new version of the
> Toolbar comes out =(.
>
> Also, does it seem as though I'm going about this the right way or perhaps
> there's a much simpler method I have overlooked?
>
> ************************************************** **************
>
> @ECHO OFF
> :GOOGLE
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\" (GOTO GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_CHECK) ELSE
> GOTO END
>
> :GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_E582EA556D8 DE101.exe" (GOTO
> GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1910.1554
> "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_E582EA556D8 DE101.exe" /uninstall
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1910.1554
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_874698634E0 FC940.exe" (GOTO
> GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1815.1002
> "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_874698634E0 FC940.exe" /uninstall
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1815.1002
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_9DE96A29E72 1D90A.exe" (GOTO
> GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.1.1518.856_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1715.1442
> "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_9DE96A29E72 1D90A.exe" /uninstall
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1715.1442
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-6.1.1518.856_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_BDA1448D3D2 55554.exe" (GOTO
> GBAR-6.1.1518.856_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-6.1.1518.856_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1518.856
> "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_BDA1448D3D2 55554.exe" /uninstall
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1518.856
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_A4295D9F452 DF225.exe" (GOTO
> GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.0.1411.1512
> "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_A4295D9F452 DF225.exe" /uninstall
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.0.1411.1512
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0531C63A913 CC9D1.exe" (GOTO
> GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.6042
> "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0531C63A913 CC9D1.exe" /uninstall
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.6042
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_11CB06797F2 F038A.exe" (GOTO
> GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.4372
> "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_11CB06797F2 F038A.exe" /uninstall
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.4372
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0C68A50B787 4478D.exe" (GOTO
> GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.2070
> "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0C68A50B787 4478D.exe" /uninstall
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.2070
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_FE4264652A9 65D92.exe" (GOTO
> GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-4.0.0.002_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2000.5344
> "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_FE4264652A9 65D92.exe" /uninstall
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2000.5344
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-4.0.1601.4978_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program
> Files\Google\Installers\GoogleToolbarInstaller4.0. 0.002.msi" (GOTO
> GBAR-4.0.1601.4978_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-4_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-4.0.1601.4978_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 4.0.1601.4978
> MsiExec.exe /X{DBEA1034-5882-4A88-8033-81C4EF0CFA29} /qb
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 4.0.1601.4978
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-4_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll" (GOTO GBAR-4_REMOVE)
> ELSE GOTO GBAR-3_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-4_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBA
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /u "C:\Program
> Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll"
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-3_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll" (GOTO GBAR-3_REMOVE)
> ELSE GOTO GBAR-2_CHECK
>
> :GBAR-3_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /u "C:\Program
> Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll"
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> GOTO END
>
> REM #####
>
> :GBAR-2_CHECK
> IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll" (GOTO GBAR-2_REMOVE)
> ELSE GOTO END
>
> :GBAR-2_REMOVE
> ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /u "C:\Program
> Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll"
> ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> GOTO END
>
> :END
>
> ************************************************** **************
>
> "Sherry Kissinger [MVP]" <SherryKissingerMVP@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message news:17B83968-DF27-4AD7-BEC9-A53CD1D4C117@microsoft.com...
> > Sure, I've done similar in the past. The main tasks you have to do are
> > (in
> > order of difficultly)
> > 1) determine how you can tell when <undesired app> is installed.
> > 2) confirm that you or your team automatically removing <undesired app>
> > will
> > be supported by upper mgmt. The last thing you need is believing that an
> > application is 'bad for business' and find out that your top salesperson
> > relies on it for something.
> > 3) Hardest: figuring out how to uninstall those undesired apps. What may
> > work with 2 versions of <wierd toolbar> may no longer work with newer
> > releases. So you do often have to script solutions. Some apps don't
> > install
> > as an MSI, or you have to have IE closed, or they were installed as
> > per-user,
> > or... that's the fun part.
> >
> > "Barkley Bees" wrote:
> >
> >> We have many users who have installed various versions of the following:
> >>
> >> - Yahoo! Toolbar
> >> - Google Toolbar
> >> - Google Desktop
> >> - Ask Toolbar
> >> - Windows Live Toolbar
> >>
> >> We want to clean up these computers and forcibly uninstall these apps.
> >> what
> >> is the best way to go about doing this?
> >>
> >> I have considered using psexec and an msiexec command like below to kick
> >> it
> >> off but I don't know/think that it would be the best way:
> >>
> >> MsiExec.exe /X{2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} /qb /norestart
> >>
> >>
> >> Do any of you use SMS and create collections for users with specific
> >> applications installed and uninstall it via batch or scripts?
> >> Appreciate any advice on how to best do this (using SMS or otherwise).
> >> Thanks very much.
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>

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Re: Uninstalling Yahoo/Google and other toolbars from client machi
In my op: in any MS app when the unauthorized file shows up on the system it
gets timestamped. I've found it a valuable tool to use the search[little
doggie*] to find everything that got on my system at that time[if I was able
to do the search BEFORE a REBOOT/restart<new session, all the better] then I
can zap them all and discard from the Recycling bin[to ID the "bad files"
trust your intuition;for instance you probably know dang well that<
ei89jhfooU.mmj >is probably NOT a legit file but if you R click and check the
properties, you'll probably also discover that it is NOT from microsoft or
any other program YOU installed on your PC. There are some other 'tricks'
here but I'll keep em to myself. Sufficient to say that using the uninstall
option is always best[can be found on the programs list off the start button
or Add Remove App/Programs in control panel]
Most new programs do a good job of striking the registry keys but if you
know how to do that it should always be checked[especially before starting
another session] for drivers and other weird downloads [security files and
hacks] go to the website of origin and get the extractor/cleanup download,
this may be an option. To make a long story shorter and to get to the
original question ON THESE APPs:"Simpler way -- no, not really. I'm not a
batch file person, so I would have
> vbscript'ed the uninstalls, but it's the same work--figuring out how to
> delete/uninstall these wierd apps, and coding it out."

;
"- Yahoo! Toolbar
> > >> - Google Toolbar
> > >> - Google Desktop
> > >> - Ask Toolbar
> > >> - Windows Live Toolbar"


these come with an infestation of those little script files, I suspect they
hand off something prior to the reboot that makes them come active the next
startup.
They may even do backflips in the registry.
Those files are the ones with the icon that has a little scroll[usually
yellow]
found them*,
once I erased them, my system got way faster,
WAY WAY faster
-I have an oldlaptop, it cannot be slow-I hope this helps-pleasse fforgive
the spelling,
edeichinger techsupport arl Tx 9 yrs
eat well,
sleep well,
be active once a day,
be still once a day,
Sing!



"Sherry Kissinger [MVP]" wrote:

> If people re-install the app, they would reappear in the collection. But
> unless you've set the Adverisement to re-run (i.e., weekly or something),
> once they've uninstalled once, even if it was months ago, without the
> re-curring it'll think "I did this already, I'm done". But if you set the ad
> to rerun every week, if a box reappears in the collection 3 wks after it was
> uninstalled, it will again re-run the advrtisement.
>
>
>
> "Barkley Bees" wrote:
>
> > Thanks very much for your reply Sherry. In answer to your points:
> >
> > 1) I have created a query and collection on SMS looking for "Google Toolbar
> > for Internet Explorer" in A/R Programs. Google doesn't do any version
> > display for the toolbar in A/R Programs so it is a blanket collection for
> > all versions.
> >
> > 2) We have buy in from management on this as it not permitted software and
> > will, of course, be notifying our users in advance. They were previously
> > notified to manually uninstall this software but we know how that usually
> > turns out .
> >
> > 3) Indeed, this is the hardest part as there are so many versions each with
> > their own ways of being uninstalled. Also, their uninstall method seems to
> > differ if the user installed one version and then upgraded to a newer one
> > rather than a fresh with the newer version. Ugh!
> >
> > Never the less, I have thrown the below batch file together and done some
> > rudimentary and successful testing manually (hopefully others will find it
> > useful?). I plan to create an SMS package for this tomorrow and give it a
> > whirl on some test clients.
> >
> > Silly question, if I set the advertisement up to use this package pointed at
> > the above mentioned collection, will users that re-install the Toolbar and
> > subsequently show up in the collection again get the advertisement that will
> > uninstall the toolbar again (SMS 2003)?
> >
> > *note: I will have to update the batch file everytime a new version of the
> > Toolbar comes out =(.
> >
> > Also, does it seem as though I'm going about this the right way or perhaps
> > there's a much simpler method I have overlooked?
> >
> > ************************************************** **************
> >
> > @ECHO OFF
> > :GOOGLE
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\" (GOTO GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_CHECK) ELSE
> > GOTO END
> >
> > :GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_E582EA556D8 DE101.exe" (GOTO
> > GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-6.2.1910.1554_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1910.1554
> > "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_E582EA556D8 DE101.exe" /uninstall
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1910.1554
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_874698634E0 FC940.exe" (GOTO
> > GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-6.2.1815.1002_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1815.1002
> > "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_874698634E0 FC940.exe" /uninstall
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.2.1815.1002
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_9DE96A29E72 1D90A.exe" (GOTO
> > GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.1.1518.856_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-6.1.1715.1442_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1715.1442
> > "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_9DE96A29E72 1D90A.exe" /uninstall
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1715.1442
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-6.1.1518.856_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_BDA1448D3D2 55554.exe" (GOTO
> > GBAR-6.1.1518.856_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-6.1.1518.856_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1518.856
> > "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_BDA1448D3D2 55554.exe" /uninstall
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.1.1518.856
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_A4295D9F452 DF225.exe" (GOTO
> > GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-6.0.1411.1512_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.0.1411.1512
> > "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_A4295D9F452 DF225.exe" /uninstall
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 6.0.1411.1512
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0531C63A913 CC9D1.exe" (GOTO
> > GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-5.0.2124.6042_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.6042
> > "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0531C63A913 CC9D1.exe" /uninstall
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.6042
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_11CB06797F2 F038A.exe" (GOTO
> > GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-5.0.2124.4372_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.4372
> > "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_11CB06797F2 F038A.exe" /uninstall
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.4372
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0C68A50B787 4478D.exe" (GOTO
> > GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-5.0.2124.2070_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.2070
> > "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_0C68A50B787 4478D.exe" /uninstall
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2124.2070
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_FE4264652A9 65D92.exe" (GOTO
> > GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-4.0.0.002_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-5.0.2000.5344_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2000.5344
> > "C:\Program Files\Google\Google
> > Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarManager_FE4264652A9 65D92.exe" /uninstall
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 5.0.2000.5344
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-4.0.1601.4978_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program
> > Files\Google\Installers\GoogleToolbarInstaller4.0. 0.002.msi" (GOTO
> > GBAR-4.0.1601.4978_REMOVE) ELSE GOTO GBAR-4_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-4.0.1601.4978_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR 4.0.1601.4978
> > MsiExec.exe /X{DBEA1034-5882-4A88-8033-81C4EF0CFA29} /qb
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR 4.0.1601.4978
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-4_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll" (GOTO GBAR-4_REMOVE)
> > ELSE GOTO GBAR-3_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-4_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBA
> > C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /u "C:\Program
> > Files\Google\GoogleToolbar3.dll"
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-3_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll" (GOTO GBAR-3_REMOVE)
> > ELSE GOTO GBAR-2_CHECK
> >
> > :GBAR-3_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> > C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /u "C:\Program
> > Files\Google\GoogleToolbar2.dll"
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> > GOTO END
> >
> > REM #####
> >
> > :GBAR-2_CHECK
> > IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll" (GOTO GBAR-2_REMOVE)
> > ELSE GOTO END
> >
> > :GBAR-2_REMOVE
> > ECHO UNINSTALLING GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> > C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /u "C:\Program
> > Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll"
> > ECHO UNINSTALLED GOOGLE TOOLBAR
> > GOTO END
> >
> > :END
> >
> > ************************************************** **************
> >
> > "Sherry Kissinger [MVP]" <SherryKissingerMVP@discussions.microsoft.com>
> > wrote in message news:17B83968-DF27-4AD7-BEC9-A53CD1D4C117@microsoft.com...
> > > Sure, I've done similar in the past. The main tasks you have to do are
> > > (in
> > > order of difficultly)
> > > 1) determine how you can tell when <undesired app> is installed.
> > > 2) confirm that you or your team automatically removing <undesired app>
> > > will
> > > be supported by upper mgmt. The last thing you need is believing that an
> > > application is 'bad for business' and find out that your top salesperson
> > > relies on it for something.
> > > 3) Hardest: figuring out how to uninstall those undesired apps. What may
> > > work with 2 versions of <wierd toolbar> may no longer work with newer
> > > releases. So you do often have to script solutions. Some apps don't
> > > install
> > > as an MSI, or you have to have IE closed, or they were installed as
> > > per-user,
> > > or... that's the fun part.
> > >
> > > "Barkley Bees" wrote:
> > >
> > >> We have many users who have installed various versions of the following:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> We want to clean up these computers and forcibly uninstall these apps.
> > >> what
> > >> is the best way to go about doing this?
> > >>
> > >> I have considered using psexec and an msiexec command like below to kick
> > >> it
> > >> off but I don't know/think that it would be the best way:
> > >>
> > >> MsiExec.exe /X{2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} /qb /norestart
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Do any of you use SMS and create collections for users with specific
> > >> applications installed and uninstall it via batch or scripts?
> > >> Appreciate any advice on how to best do this (using SMS or otherwise).
> > >> Thanks very much.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>

> >
> >
> >

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