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How to delete icon/shortcut of SoftActivity Keylogger from Desktop, Start menu and Add/Remove Programs

During installation of SoftActivity Keylogger you can select to not create any icons or shortcuts on desktop or Start menu:

If  you select Create desktop icon and Start menu group, it will only be visible to the user account under which you install SoftActivity Keylogger. Other users will not be able to see these icons. If  you want to monitor people that share the same user account with you, than you should select  Don’t create Start menu f0lder and uncheck Create Desktop icon check boxes during installation.

If the icons are already created during installation you can still remove them using the following steps.

Note that after you remove icons and Start menu group, you can start SoftActivity Keylogger Configuration by running C:\Program Files\SoftActivity\SKL\alogcfg.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftActivity\SKL\alogcfg.exe file from Windows Explorer or from Start menu->Run.

Remove icon from Desktop

Move mouse pointer over the icon and right click it. In the appeared menu select Delete command. Icon will be deleted from the desktop.

Remove icon from Start menu

To remove the icon from Start menu right click it and select Delete in the appeared menu.

Remove icons from Add/Remove Programs window

To remove SoftActivity Keylogger from Add/Remove section of Control Panel please run regedit.exe and remove this section:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F166CABE-0F32-4BE8-95BD-3E540C21A5DD}_is1

If you will need to uninstall SoftActivity Keylogger you can run the program C:\Program Files\SoftActivity\SKL\unins000.exe

To start regedit.exe select Start menu -> Run… (for Windows XP and older) or type the command in “Start search” filed (for Windows Vista and newer). Press Enter to run the exe:

In appeared Registry Editor you need to select the section mentioned above. First select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder(double click it):

Then select SOFTWARE folder :

Then select Microsoft folder :

And then open all other needed folders (Windows, CurrentVersion, Uninstall). At last step select {F166CABE-0F32-4BE8-95BD-3E540C21A5DD}_is1 folder and right click it. Select Delete command in the appeared window. Then close Registry Editor. SoftActivity Keylogger’s icon will be removed from Add/Remove sections of Control Panel.

After you remove icons and Start menu group, you can start SoftActivity Keylogger Configuration by running C:\Program Files\SoftActivity\SKL\alogcfg.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftActivity\SKL\alogcfg.exe file from Windows Explorer or from Start menu->Run. Simply navigate to this folder C:\Program Files\SoftActivity\SKL\ and click alogcfg.exe

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