Monthly Archives: June 2013

Removing filter drivers: Catastrophe and how to avert

Screenshot: Autoruns v11.61, poised to delete a filter driver

Screenshot: Autoruns v11.61, poised to delete a filter driver
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Almost every day, I see people who want to, try to or succeed in removing a piece of unwanted software ┬áthat has been annoying them for a while. Sometimes, however, the unwanted piece of software in question is kernel driver that refuses to go down without taking the computer down. Removing its entry from Windows Registry or its file from the computer breaks one or more devices, or worse, makes the entire computer unbootable. But don’t worry: All that needs to be done is to act methodically. Find out how…

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