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Sounds and Audio Devices - How to add/remove programs?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Smirnoff, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice that I
    have some programs listed that I no longer have on my computer. One example
    is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and then used the complete removal
    tool before installing MSE.

    There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the list. As
    stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but I notice that IE
    is not a listed program should I change my mind.

    How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?
     
  2. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Smirnoff wrote:
    > Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice
    > that I have some programs listed that I no longer have on my
    > computer. One example is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and
    > then used the complete removal tool before installing MSE.
    >
    > There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the
    > list. As stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but
    > I notice that IE is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >
    > How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?


    There are no programs there. If you want to dump the driver for some
    *hardware* device...

    Hardware tab
    Select device
    Properties
    Driver
    Uninstall

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  3. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:SXA1o.59480$xf1.19677@hurricane...
    > Smirnoff wrote:
    >> Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice
    >> that I have some programs listed that I no longer have on my
    >> computer. One example is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and
    >> then used the complete removal tool before installing MSE.
    >>
    >> There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the
    >> list. As stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but
    >> I notice that IE is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >>
    >> How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?

    >
    > There are no programs there. If you want to dump the driver for some
    > *hardware* device...
    >
    > Hardware tab
    > Select device
    > Properties
    > Driver
    > Uninstall
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    > ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >
    >
    >


    Thanks but cannot see anything that relates to Avast!
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > I notice that IE is not a listed program...

    ....in Sounds and Audio Device | Sounds tab | Program Events, I assume.

    IE is part & parcel of Windows. IE's Sounds (e.g., Information Bar; Start
    Navigation) are listed under Windows Explorer.

    As for "leftover" programs in Program Events, I don't know of a legit way to
    remove these other than a Reg hack or running a <spit> "Registry cleaner."
    (My "leftovers" include WinPatrol & MSN Chat.)

    Remember the First Rule of Computers: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


    Smirnoff wrote:
    > Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice that I
    > have some programs listed that I no longer have on my computer. One
    > example
    > is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and then used the complete removal
    > tool before installing MSE.
    >
    > There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the list.
    > As
    > stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but I notice that
    > IE
    > is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >
    > How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?
     
  5. Motor T

    Motor T Flightless Bird

    Smirnoff wrote:
    > Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice that
    > I have some programs listed that I no longer have on my computer. One
    > example is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and then used the
    > complete removal tool before installing MSE.
    >
    > There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the list.
    > As stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but I notice
    > that IE is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >
    > How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?


    Not sure I understand the problem stated, but, if left over files are
    bothering you use Revo for uninstalling programs. Does a good job of
    hosing the system of all files. It's free.
    http://revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
     
  6. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Smirnoff wrote:
    > "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:SXA1o.59480$xf1.19677@hurricane...
    >> Smirnoff wrote:
    >>> Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice
    >>> that I have some programs listed that I no longer have on my
    >>> computer. One example is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and
    >>> then used the complete removal tool before installing MSE.
    >>>
    >>> There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the
    >>> list. As stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but
    >>> I notice that IE is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >>>
    >>> How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?

    >>
    >> There are no programs there. If you want to dump the driver for some
    >> *hardware* device...
    >>
    >> Hardware tab
    >> Select device
    >> Properties
    >> Driver
    >> Uninstall


    > Thanks but cannot see anything that relates to Avast!


    Of course not. Avast is software, not hardware.

    Do you mean that there is a sound associated with Avast in Sounds and Audio
    Devices? If so, just delete that souind scheme. Or choose another.

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  7. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    TSmirnoff wrote:
    > Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice that
    > I have some programs listed that I no longer have on my computer. One
    > example is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and then used the
    > complete removal tool before installing MSE.
    >
    > There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the list.
    > As stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but I notice
    > that IE is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >
    > How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?


    The sound schemes are listed in the registry at

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Avast]

    and

    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-[UserID]\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Avast]

    Just delete the "Avast" keys (folders) in the left-hand column and all
    the sounds listed within that area of "Sounds" should be removed.

    You can click File, Export, and save the entry to the Desktop. If you
    remove it and there's a problem, double-click the .reg file you exported
    to the Desktop and it'll be added to the registry again. You can create
    a restore point before editing the registry too.

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  8. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:IwG1o.1486$Sr.224@hurricane...
    > Smirnoff wrote:
    >> "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    >> news:SXA1o.59480$xf1.19677@hurricane...
    >>> Smirnoff wrote:
    >>>> Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice
    >>>> that I have some programs listed that I no longer have on my
    >>>> computer. One example is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and
    >>>> then used the complete removal tool before installing MSE.
    >>>>
    >>>> There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the
    >>>> list. As stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but
    >>>> I notice that IE is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >>>>
    >>>> How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?
    >>>
    >>> There are no programs there. If you want to dump the driver for some
    >>> *hardware* device...
    >>>
    >>> Hardware tab
    >>> Select device
    >>> Properties
    >>> Driver
    >>> Uninstall

    >
    >> Thanks but cannot see anything that relates to Avast!

    >
    > Of course not. Avast is software, not hardware.
    >
    > Do you mean that there is a sound associated with Avast in Sounds and
    > Audio Devices? If so, just delete that souind scheme. Or choose another.
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    > ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >
    >
    >


    Even in the Windows Default sound scheme, Avast! is listed under Program
    Events.

    I know I can disassociate sounds to any event using the drop-down menu and
    selecting "(None)".

    I can also use the "No Sounds" scheme or name and save a new scheme with
    perhaps only one event having a sound associated with it.

    My question is: why is Avast! still listed in Program Events (in whatever
    scheme) when it has been entirely uninstalled from the computer?
     
  9. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    Thanks, I take your point that IE is covered by the Windows Explorer
    settings. In fact I now remember that the first sound event I turned off was
    Start Navigation to get rid of that annoying "clicking" when surfing.

    I don't intend to compromise my computer over something that can be easily
    ignored but it does intrigue me.

    Looking in Program Events, I see (with the subsequent events listed below
    them):

    Windows
    Avast! Antivirus
    Net meeting
    Windows Explorer
    iTunes (which IS installed)
    Windows Messenger

    I can only assume that MS Office programs such as Word are also covered by
    Windows or Win Explorer because it seems strange that a whole suite of
    programs are not included but iTunes and Avast! are.



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OGV#UjNKLHA.148@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> I notice that IE is not a listed program...

    >
    > ...in Sounds and Audio Device | Sounds tab | Program Events, I assume.
    >
    > IE is part & parcel of Windows. IE's Sounds (e.g., Information Bar; Start
    > Navigation) are listed under Windows Explorer.
    >
    > As for "leftover" programs in Program Events, I don't know of a legit way
    > to remove these other than a Reg hack or running a <spit> "Registry
    > cleaner." (My "leftovers" include WinPatrol & MSN Chat.)
    >
    > Remember the First Rule of Computers: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    >
    >
    > Smirnoff wrote:
    >> Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice that
    >> I
    >> have some programs listed that I no longer have on my computer. One
    >> example
    >> is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and then used the complete
    >> removal
    >> tool before installing MSE.
    >>
    >> There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the list.
    >> As
    >> stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but I notice that
    >> IE
    >> is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >>
    >> How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?

    >
     
  10. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message
    news:BMOdna-OUNB8N9rRnZ2dnUVZ_sudnZ2d@insightbb.com...
    > TSmirnoff wrote:
    >> Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice that
    >> I have some programs listed that I no longer have on my computer. One
    >> example is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and then used the
    >> complete removal tool before installing MSE.
    >>
    >> There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the list.
    >> As stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but I notice
    >> that IE is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >>
    >> How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?

    >
    > The sound schemes are listed in the registry at
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Avast]
    >
    > and
    >
    > [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-[UserID]\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Avast]
    >
    > Just delete the "Avast" keys (folders) in the left-hand column and all
    > the sounds listed within that area of "Sounds" should be removed.
    >
    > You can click File, Export, and save the entry to the Desktop. If you
    > remove it and there's a problem, double-click the .reg file you exported
    > to the Desktop and it'll be added to the registry again. You can create
    > a restore point before editing the registry too.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Joe =o)


    Thanks, that worked.

    I deleted the key (after backing up):

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Avast]

    There are a number of UserIDs under HKEY_USERS but couldn't find the Avast!
    key in any of them.

    However, Avast! has now been removed from Progam Events in Sounds and Audio
    Devices..

    Thanks again.
     
  11. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Smirnoff wrote:
    > "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:IwG1o.1486$Sr.224@hurricane...
    >> Smirnoff wrote:
    >>> "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:SXA1o.59480$xf1.19677@hurricane...
    >>>> Smirnoff wrote:
    >>>>> Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I
    >>>>> notice that I have some programs listed that I no longer have on
    >>>>> my computer. One example is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this
    >>>>> and then used the complete removal tool before installing MSE.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the
    >>>>> list. As stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts
    >>>>> but I notice that IE is not a listed program should I change my
    >>>>> mind. How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?
    >>>>
    >>>> There are no programs there. If you want to dump the driver for
    >>>> some *hardware* device...
    >>>>
    >>>> Hardware tab
    >>>> Select device
    >>>> Properties
    >>>> Driver
    >>>> Uninstall

    >>
    >>> Thanks but cannot see anything that relates to Avast!

    >>
    >> Of course not. Avast is software, not hardware.
    >>
    >> Do you mean that there is a sound associated with Avast in Sounds and
    >> Audio Devices? If so, just delete that souind scheme. Or choose
    >> another. --
    >>
    >> dadiOH
    >> ____________________________
    >>
    >> dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    >> ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    >> LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    >> Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Even in the Windows Default sound scheme, Avast! is listed under
    > Program Events.
    >
    > I know I can disassociate sounds to any event using the drop-down
    > menu and selecting "(None)".
    >
    > I can also use the "No Sounds" scheme or name and save a new scheme
    > with perhaps only one event having a sound associated with it.
    >
    > My question is: why is Avast! still listed in Program Events (in
    > whatever scheme) when it has been entirely uninstalled from the
    > computer?


    Because those entries weren't removed. Same reason Net Meeting and Windows
    Messenger are there in mine.

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  12. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Just remembered I had this stashed away:

    Alwil (Avast) Software Removal Utility
    http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe
    [Discussion: http://www.pchell.com/virus/uninstallavast.shtml]


    Smirnoff wrote:
    > Thanks, I take your point that IE is covered by the Windows Explorer
    > settings. In fact I now remember that the first sound event I turned off
    > was
    > Start Navigation to get rid of that annoying "clicking" when surfing.
    >
    > I don't intend to compromise my computer over something that can be easily
    > ignored but it does intrigue me.
    >
    > Looking in Program Events, I see (with the subsequent events listed below
    > them):
    >
    > Windows
    > Avast! Antivirus
    > Net meeting
    > Windows Explorer
    > iTunes (which IS installed)
    > Windows Messenger
    >
    > I can only assume that MS Office programs such as Word are also covered by
    > Windows or Win Explorer because it seems strange that a whole suite of
    > programs are not included but iTunes and Avast! are.
    >
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OGV#UjNKLHA.148@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> I notice that IE is not a listed program...

    >>
    >> ...in Sounds and Audio Device | Sounds tab | Program Events, I assume.
    >>
    >> IE is part & parcel of Windows. IE's Sounds (e.g., Information Bar;
    >> Start
    >> Navigation) are listed under Windows Explorer.
    >>
    >> As for "leftover" programs in Program Events, I don't know of a legit way
    >> to remove these other than a Reg hack or running a <spit> "Registry
    >> cleaner." (My "leftovers" include WinPatrol & MSN Chat.)
    >>
    >> Remember the First Rule of Computers: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    >>
    >>
    >> Smirnoff wrote:
    >>> Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice that
    >>> I
    >>> have some programs listed that I no longer have on my computer. One
    >>> example
    >>> is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and then used the complete
    >>> removal
    >>> tool before installing MSE.
    >>>
    >>> There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the list.
    >>> As
    >>> stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but I notice
    >>> that
    >>> IE
    >>> is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >>>
    >>> How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?
     
  13. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Smirnoff wrote:
    >
    > "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:BMOdna-OUNB8N9rRnZ2dnUVZ_sudnZ2d@insightbb.com...
    >> TSmirnoff wrote:
    >>> Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice that
    >>> I have some programs listed that I no longer have on my computer. One
    >>> example is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and then used the
    >>> complete removal tool before installing MSE.
    >>>
    >>> There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the list.
    >>> As stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but I notice
    >>> that IE is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >>>
    >>> How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?

    >>
    >> The sound schemes are listed in the registry at
    >>
    >> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Avast]
    >>
    >> and
    >>
    >> [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-[UserID]\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Avast]
    >>
    >> Just delete the "Avast" keys (folders) in the left-hand column and all
    >> the sounds listed within that area of "Sounds" should be removed.
    >>
    >> You can click File, Export, and save the entry to the Desktop. If you
    >> remove it and there's a problem, double-click the .reg file you exported
    >> to the Desktop and it'll be added to the registry again. You can create
    >> a restore point before editing the registry too.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Joe =o)

    >
    > Thanks, that worked.
    >
    > I deleted the key (after backing up):
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Avast]
    >
    > There are a number of UserIDs under HKEY_USERS but couldn't find the
    > Avast! key in any of them.
    >
    > However, Avast! has now been removed from Program Events in Sounds and
    > Audio Devices..
    >
    > Thanks again.


    YW. Once you removed it from HKEY_CURRENT_USER it might've removed the
    entries from the other locations too; I'm not sure how that works.

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  14. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    I had already used the Avast! complete removal tool prior to installing MSE.
    That was why I couldn't understand why it still appeared in Program Events.

    Obviously it is not a COMPLETE removal tool because it left behind registry
    entries for Sound and Audio Devices.

    Although I wasn't keen to mess with the registry, I decided to follow Elmo's
    advice and deleted the key at:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Avast]

    Obviously I backed up before deletion.

    Avast! has now been removed from Program Events.

    Thanks for your help.


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:#2LL#CbKLHA.5424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Just remembered I had this stashed away:
    >
    > Alwil (Avast) Software Removal Utility
    > http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe
    > [Discussion: http://www.pchell.com/virus/uninstallavast.shtml]
    >
    >
    > Smirnoff wrote:
    >> Thanks, I take your point that IE is covered by the Windows Explorer
    >> settings. In fact I now remember that the first sound event I turned off
    >> was
    >> Start Navigation to get rid of that annoying "clicking" when surfing.
    >>
    >> I don't intend to compromise my computer over something that can be
    >> easily
    >> ignored but it does intrigue me.
    >>
    >> Looking in Program Events, I see (with the subsequent events listed below
    >> them):
    >>
    >> Windows
    >> Avast! Antivirus
    >> Net meeting
    >> Windows Explorer
    >> iTunes (which IS installed)
    >> Windows Messenger
    >>
    >> I can only assume that MS Office programs such as Word are also covered
    >> by
    >> Windows or Win Explorer because it seems strange that a whole suite of
    >> programs are not included but iTunes and Avast! are.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OGV#UjNKLHA.148@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> I notice that IE is not a listed program...
    >>>
    >>> ...in Sounds and Audio Device | Sounds tab | Program Events, I assume.
    >>>
    >>> IE is part & parcel of Windows. IE's Sounds (e.g., Information Bar;
    >>> Start
    >>> Navigation) are listed under Windows Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> As for "leftover" programs in Program Events, I don't know of a legit
    >>> way
    >>> to remove these other than a Reg hack or running a <spit> "Registry
    >>> cleaner." (My "leftovers" include WinPatrol & MSN Chat.)
    >>>
    >>> Remember the First Rule of Computers: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Smirnoff wrote:
    >>>> Although I turn off all alerts in Sounds and Audio Devices I notice
    >>>> that
    >>>> I
    >>>> have some programs listed that I no longer have on my computer. One
    >>>> example
    >>>> is Avast! Antivirus. I uninstalled this and then used the complete
    >>>> removal
    >>>> tool before installing MSE.
    >>>>
    >>>> There does not appear to be a way of deleting the program from the
    >>>> list.
    >>>> As
    >>>> stated, I don't want any system or program sound alerts but I notice
    >>>> that
    >>>> IE
    >>>> is not a listed program should I change my mind.
    >>>>
    >>>> How do you add/remove programs in Sounds and Audio Devices?

    >
     

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