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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2020, 02:23:30 AM »
I don't have time for updating fluff that will never be used on my PC, lean is good, less of a target for malware. No printing/scanning here, or any LAN file sharing, what I need/use is all that's left from the default W7 Pro install:


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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2020, 12:25:26 PM »
Just an update for Plodr...
I tried to install UBlock version 1.16.4.18 and after download, it would NOT Install.
Something to do that it did not have Add-On Signing.
Went to see if it was still in FF Extensions and Low and Behold, ADBLOCK was now there,
But as DISABLED and I was finally able to delete AdBlock.  No sign of any UBlock files, even
with a search for it.
I am now getting worse on space right now as I am down to 17 pct (was 19) so will abandon
trying to get UBlock to work as FF 45 still is working OK (even with the advertisements).

So I am down to 17 pct but all I have got rid of is in Disk Cleanup including old Restore Points
and deleted lots of videos I had saved over the years and also some folders of things I had created of saved things dating back to 2008 and still the 17 pct has not gone up.  Games will be next to go until I can get any clarification on using Disc Cleanup on INSTALLED PROGRAMS.
I cant imagine UBlock ate 2 pct of my drive but cant account for the sudden drop (and cant find UBlock if it is still hanging out in the Twilight Zone somewhere.)

Again, just the latest update.
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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2020, 01:01:19 PM »
Regarding the Installed Programs button ... clicking the Clean Up button opens the Add/Remove Programs window (the same one you see from the Control Panel).  It's just a convenient way to put everything in one place.

Likewise, the Windows Components button opens the Windows Components Wizard, which can also be found by opening Add/Remove Programs and then clicking the button Add/Remove Windows Components (on the left side of that window).  The wizard shows you batches of Windows components, not individual applications.

I suspect your free disk space will only increase if you remove some of the little used programs that are installed.
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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2020, 01:15:29 PM »
It has been so long since I used XP that I can't answer about cleanup on there.

Rather than delete files I no longer use, I erase them - overwriting them anywhere from 3 to 35 times.
I don't uninstall a program, I use Revo Uninstaller to remove a program. It uses the program's own uninstaller than goes through the registry and shows me what can be removed from there.

I don't have a problem with hard drive space. I store the majority of files off the computer.
The desktop I'm using is from 2009. It has a 150GB hard drive. It has two operating systems: XP and 7. There is at least 25% of free space in each partition.

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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2020, 02:42:07 PM »
If you would like, I would be happy to look at logs to see if there are left-over registry items and more that may help freeing up more space.  We can do it here in this thread rather than in the Analysis & Malware Removal forum.  The instructions are here:  Log Posting Instructions.


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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2020, 11:45:45 PM »
Once again, thanks all for the answers and help.
Winchester, thanks for the clarification on the buttons.  Seems a different path to do the same thing thru Control Panel.

Plodr, A first look at Revo Uninstaller seems it is only a trial version.  I think I will take another deep look to unload pics and other files I keep to a USB stick to see if that nets me anything.
I will also Uninstall my games and start with the .NET items remove 2.0 and then 1.1 along with Office 2003 and 2007 (one at a time of course) with restore points.

Corrine, thanks for the offer.  Looks a bit involved(for me).  I just may look for a different machine with a larger hard drive and XP installed.  I used to have a local source but nor sure if he is still in business (as it has become a sketchy neighborhood).  He is a computer business so they are not stolen, just used RE-furbs with no guarantee (mostly Dells).
l really didnt even want to make this thread THIS long and I finally did get rid of AdBlockPlus solving initial thread question. 
So again thanks all.

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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2020, 01:08:03 PM »
You download the Freeware If you have a spare USB stick, you can grab the portable version so you don't fill up your computer.
https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo-uninstaller-free-download/
Don't worry if it gives you a trial, it will revert to free and you can continue to use it.

In fact, I used the portable version to clean up a computer for someone the past 2 - 3 weeks. (Win 7 Pro).

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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2020, 03:31:35 PM »
I need to go out and buy a USB stick (or 2).  I never realized you could download this stuff to a stick drive instead of loading to your hard drive.

On another note, I still cant understand WHY I am uninstalling or deleting some old stuff, that I an not gaining any free space.  It is going the other way.  Still at 17 pct but free space is going down, not up.
Will give the revo thing a whirl, perhaps this weekend.
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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2020, 04:40:12 PM »
Yes, moving some files to USB sticks is a good idea.  The offer is still open for FRST.  You merely download it to your desktop and run as Admin.  It produces two logs that you copy/paste as replies.  I look at the logs and provide instructions for FRST to clean.  (You can see examples in the Analysis & Malware Removal forum.


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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2020, 01:08:13 PM »
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I still cant understand WHY I am uninstalling or deleting some old stuff, that I an not gaining any free space.
Perhaps it is still keeping copies because of using Restore points.

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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2020, 02:25:44 AM »
I always saw the Disk Cleanup Utility (More Options) System Restore Cleanup button gets rid of All restore points except the last Most current one).  I dont see the old ones (except the most current) so if it is still keeping copies (hidden) out there, I would not know where (and if) they are there.

I am still in the process of cleaning and backups of files on the stick drives and it is taking longer than I thought. I may not get to the REVO thing by this weekend but I am working on it.  I was down to 16 pct this morning but now up to 17 pct again.  I thought I would gain more faster, but I am doing copys before I delete the big stuff.  This machine, being old is not a fast processor so it takes a while.

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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2020, 12:43:16 PM »
Don't worry if it takes longer than you planned - most things do. We'll be here when you are ready.

Yes, I always copy then I make certain I can access the copy before I remove things. In fact, I make 2 or more copies of things I don't want to lose , like pictures.

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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2020, 03:39:17 AM »
Kemosabe,

I am sorry that I have not been able to chime in on your XP issues until now (and unfortunately even now my means are limited).  I am probably one of the few members here who has made consistent use of XP until my motherboard failed on me last month---and I am still working to resolve that issue!  (Sigh)  I use Windows 10 also but on a very under-powered computer it does not work very well.

At any rate for your present clean-up project you might want to try Treesize Free, version 3.4.5.  The web page is:  https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free .  Scroll all the way to the bottom for the proper link to this last version that works on XP.

This program will map out your computer and give you the relative sizes of everything on your disk drive.  From there you can go about deleting whatever you think that you might need to.

If I remember correctly from Freedomlist weren't you located in Texas?  I am in Austin.

You might also want to explore the following web site:  https://www.xpforums.com/ .

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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2020, 01:14:03 PM »
v_v that looks like a good resource! Thanks.
I'll send people that have XP problems there to have a look.

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Re: How do I remove AdBlockPlus from FireFox 52.9
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2020, 12:49:41 PM »
Thanks v_v.  Good to hear from you.  I remember you from Freedomlist back in the day of cheap dial-up connections and problem solving advice there.   Actually, not from Texas (as the Lone Ranger was) but from near the birthplace of Clayton Moore who played him.... Chicago area.

(Was wondering if you were still around somewhere).  It was you that pointed me over to LandzDown here.  I had a signin but forgot my password and lost my email addr for verification/reset so created a similar ID and account here just recently. 

I am still working on my clean-ups and backups and getting close to try the clean-up site(s) suggested.  Right now I am UP TO 24 pct freespace and still have NOT tried REVO yet.  Also in search of another XP replacement machine (locally), one with a bigger hard drive and more memory in case this one goes south.  That next one will be XP number 7.   ;D

Will post my results (eventually) when I have a final. 
Again, thanks everyone for all the helpful advice.