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Solved: W7 ~ How do I remove "Zynga"

post #1 of 20
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Hi. smile.gif

I have deleted the desktop icon and the Toolbar shortcut, only to have them return.

I would like to remove this gaming program completely.

I have tried:
  • Using the Add/Remove Programs (not listed)
  • Navigated to the Folder (can't find it)
  • Googled the question, but no definitive answer was forthcoming


Thanks for your time.
Edited by Syrillian - 1/17/11 at 6:27pm
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post #2 of 20
Im sure I used malwarebytes to remove it from a clients before
post #3 of 20
It must have a service tied to it. Stop that and you will be gold. Run> services.msc. Find the service, right click and go to properties. set the startup type to "disabled."

You should also make sure it did not put some sort of extension in FF or whatever browser you are running.

If you want to get real medieval on it, then: Run> regedit> Edit> Find> Type "zynga" and delete every entry it finds. Hit F3 to go to each next entry after deleting.
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post #4 of 20
CCleaner should be able to remove it, it finds things not listed in the uninstall list.
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains;12031257 
Im sure I used malwarebytes to remove it from a clients before

Yeah, Malwarebytes includes FileASSASSIN. Its in the 'More tools' Tab in Malwarebytes.
Give it a try Syrillian.

Also, Try CCleaner's built in deleter (As suggested earlier), and there might be some information worth deleting with Hijackthis. Try these too.

Good Luck
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Go into Programs And Features, left hand bar, Turn Windows features on or off, and see if you can find it in there. Should be under Games, or you can just uncheck the entire Games section.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhaedraCorruption;12031554 
Go into Programs And Features, left hand bar, Turn Windows features on or off, and see if you can find it in there. Should be under Games, or you can just uncheck the entire Games section.

This sounds right. Didn't know Zynga integrated with Windows Features/Games although it makes sense.... +rep
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Thanks for the replies, Guys.

Much appreciated.

Imma gonna try some of these recommendations and report back later today.

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Originally Posted by Rob0tuss1n;12031577 
This sounds right. Didn't know Zynga integrated with Windows Features/Games although it makes sense.... +rep

I'm honestly not sure though, it's just an educated guess.. I have never had Zynga installed before.
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Neither have I. Either way, your suggestion makes sense.
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