removing browser integration

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Pat Sharpe 03/29/2006 07:00 am
I want to remove offline explorer pro 2.5 from my system entirely but am having problems. I have got rid of all the files that came in the original zip file but the program has integrated with Internet Explorer, so when I right click on a file, the option to "download whole page with offline explorer" is still there. How do I get rid of this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Offline Explorer Pro should be properly uninstalled to remove these links. I would suggest you to install it again and then uninstall it using the Control Panel | Add/Remove applications.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
Pat Sharpe 03/29/2006 07:00 am
I have re-installed the program but it does not appear in the list when I go to Add/Remove prgrams in Control Panel. There is also no uninstall file included. I dont know what else to do to get rid of the browser integration. Any ideas what I should do?
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
This is strange. Please try to run it from the command line this way:
oe.exe /UnInstall

This initiates uninstall process, which should remove entries correctly.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin.
Pat Sharpe 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Still not getting any uninstall process. I was unable to rename the oe.exe line because I just get an error message telling me that the character "/" is not allowed. I am not sure if I am doing this correctly, as I am am simply right-clicking on the oe.exe file, going to properties, and then trying to rename the oe.exe to oe.exe /UnInstall. Is this what I should be doing? If so, then please give me step-by-step instructions how to do it so I dont mess it up. Thanks for your time.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
OK. Please go to the Start menu and select Run...

Then browse to find oe.exe file and click Open. In the Run window you will see the full path to Offline Explorer executable. It is probably surrounded with quote symbols. Please put cursor at the end of the line and add a space symbol and /UnInstall there. Then click OK button to run it.

Oleg.
Pat Sharpe 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Sorry to be a pain in the ass, but this still isnt working. I have followed the instructions you gave me EXACTLY, but when I add the space followed by /UnInstall and click run, I am told: "Windows can not find C:\Program Files\Offline Explorer\oe.exe /UnInstall. Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and click Search."
Maybe it has something to do with Windows XP, which I am running? I am at a loss as to what to do. Any other ideas you may have would be very welcome.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
> Sorry to be a pain in the ass, but this still isnt working. I have followed the instructions you gave me EXACTLY, but when I add the space followed by /UnInstall and click run, I am told: "Windows can not find C:\Program Files\Offline Explorer\oe.exe /UnInstall. Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and click Search."

The line should look this way:
"C:\Program Files\Offline Explorer\oe.exe" /UnInstall

The quotes above tell Windows where the filename is.

Oleg.
Pat Sharpe 03/29/2006 07:00 am
Got it to work and it un-installed the oe.exe fine, but unfortunately the browser integration is still there. I tried a restart to see if that might work but it didn`t. Any other suggestions? If not, its ok, I will learn to live with the browser integration.
I appreciate all your help.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
OK. I will work on the uninstall code. Meanwhile, please do the following:

Start regedit.exe, browse to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt

and delete the following subkeys:
Download using &Offline Explorer
Download using Offline &Explorer
Download the &current page with Offline Explorer

This should help.

Oleg.
Pat Sharpe 03/29/2006 07:00 am
It worked! Sorry it took so long, Im a bit dumb when it comes to stuff like this.
Thank you for all your help!
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:00 am
> It worked! Sorry it took so long, Im a bit dumb when it comes to stuff like this.
> Thank you for all your help!

You are welcome. Please excuse me that I didn`t offer a quick solution to you on the first request.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin.