[pcductape] Re: Gator and/or OfferCompanion

  • From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 10:57:23 -0600

Hi Pam,

There is a very nice article on how to remove gator at:

and the main issue is ad-aware.   It seems ad-aware is the software that will 
remove gator.
  Removing Gator isn't hard, but it requires downloading a program called 
Ad-aware. This program scours your computer inside and out, checking for any 
known spyware or "adware" components. Ad-aware gives you the option to delete 
anything it finds and remove it from your system.
Another interesting website on gator is at:

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pam 
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 10:46 AM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: Gator and/or OfferCompanion

  If it's the same as it used to be, just uninstalling via the normal uninstall 
methods is not enough.  The trouble maker part of gator remains on your 
machine.  At one time, gator offered a download (some lawsuit forced them to 
provide it). This download removed the reg entries and other stuff that the 
uninstall did not.  Apparently they don't feel the need to offer that anymore.  
Try google.com, for "remove gator" and see what you come up with.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Carl
    Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 10:40 AM
    To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [pcductape] Gator and/or OfferCompanion

    Hi Pam,

    Below is an email message from Gator.   I have already unistalled gator and 
it does not appear under "add/remove Programs".  Tonight I will seek 
OfferCompanion;   maybe a registry hack.


    Depending on which version of Gator eWallet you have, you may or may not
    have OfferCompanion installed along with Gator eWallet, you can uninstall
    either (or both) program(s) using the steps below.

    To uninstall Gator eWallet, follow these steps, 

    >From the Windows Start button, select Settings and then Control Panel. 

    When the Control Panel window opens, double-click on the Add/Remove
    Programs icon. 

    Locate Gator eWallet (note it may be labeled either Gator or Gator eWallet
    depending on which version of Gator eWallet you have installed) in the
    list of installed programs, click on it one time and then click on the
    Add/Remove button. 

    Follow the on screen instructions*, when the uninstall program has
    completed, close all open windows. 

    *During the uninstall there is a check box for "Delete User Information"
    or "Erase the information that the Gator eWallet has stored on your
    computer" (depending on which version of Gator eWallet you have
    installed), check this box if you would like user information (name,
    address, login ID / password combinations, etc.) that is stored in Gator
    eWallet removed along with the program. 

    To uninstall OfferCompanion use the same process, except locate
    OfferCompanion in the list of installed programs instead of Gator eWallet.


    Original Message Follows:
    From: Carl Martin <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Subject: feedback question
    Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 15:04:39 +0000

    Carl Martin (ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) writes:

    At one time I downloaded gator.exe on my home computer and something has
    happened to prevent me from loading Internet Explorer IE6 and Windows
    Explorer.   I am using a Windows XP operating system.   Can you provide
    the procedures how to remove gator.exe?

    Carl Martin

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