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How to Uninstall Idle Buddy

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Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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  • So, if my understanding is correct, I have deleted all reg files for Iddlebuddy. The thing is it continues to run in Task Manager and if I click “End Task” it almost instantly opens back up again. I have tried the Anti-Virus thing installed but you must pay to actually use it and that’s off the table for me at the moment. I checked the IP and there where no other IPs listed. (IDK if that helps or not) It doesn’t seem to be doing anything right now other than using 9mb of ram.

    • In the Task Manager, right-click on the process and click on Open File Location – delete everything you find in the Directory that opens and then try closing the process again.

      • This won’t work for me. It tells me that it can’t delete the files since they are currently running or are in use… Defeats the purpose… I even try to disable the active service, but the moment I apply the settings, the check mark reappears.

        • Same here. Also, when i try to uninstall it from apps and features or from appwiz.cpl, a window pops out and tells me to reconsider uninstalling it.
          It said ‘if you would like to uninstall, please click the link below’
          and there is a blank column below, next to it is ‘continue uninstall’ underlined and a cancel button.
          Below that is a reCaptcha-like robot tester.
          When i click on ‘continue uninstall’, it says ‘uninstall wasnt finished successfully!’ and closes the window. Same for the cancel button. I enter the answer in the captcha column as intended and press enter, it just closes the window without uninstalling it.

          • Click Ctrl+shift+esc. then you have to open the file location and delete the files for idle buddy, then what you need to do is press Windows+R and type in appwiz.cpl, and if you see an app called Ingencer group or what ever That you didn’t download, then uninstall it. I think it should help.

    • Hi Tharusha, have you tried following any of the removal steps included in the article, if you have please share which is giving you trouble.

  • I do not know how to remove Iddle buddy. I have read the steps but I still do not know how to do it. Please help me….

    • Hello chris ruiz, have you gotten through the removal guide already, if you have then can you please be more specific which step of it is giving you trouble.

  • Hello, I’ve gone through the removal guide and it didn’t work for the most part. I did delete some files but there’s the application itself was still in the file and no matter what I do, it doesn’t stop running. I can’t forcibly stop it from running and it defeats the purpose of it being uninstalled even with regedit, services, etc.. Not my smarts but even with the admin profile/account, it always says there was an error why deleting the key.

  • These are the IP-adresses i found:
    127.0.0.1 lmlicenses.wip4.adobe.com
    127.0.0.1 lm.licenses.adobe.com
    127.0.0.1 na1r.services.adobe.com
    127.0.0.1 hlrcv.stage.adobe.com
    127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com
    127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com

  • I found this key name in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{DEE70742-F4E9-44CA-B2B9-EE95DCF37295}
    Is that something i should delete?

    • Hi RC,
      this is different path then the mentioned ones. This one is connected to Twitch, so if you don’t gave Twitch then you can delete this.

  • I also found this in the registry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{89B4C1CD-B018-4511-B0A1-5476DBF70820}

    and

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6}

    Delete or no?

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