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I've a suspect that a program I installed (spideroak) didn't completely removed itself on uninstall. How can I check if there are still file system hooks installed?


Probably spideroak wasn't the problem. For some reasons git-cheetah shell extension got enabled on my PC and was interferring with stderr (I've GIT but it's not even in the path... I've a special batch file to add it that I use when working with GIT repos).

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Install spideroak again, then use Revo uninstaller to completely uninstall the – Moab Jan 29 '11 at 15:32
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Autoruns and ShellExView are the standard tools to get rid of hooks that are left behind.

Watch out what you disable though...

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Thanks. ShellExView did show what was the problematic extension (git-cheetah)... I don't know however if this was the result of installing spireoak as I found no reference about it on their forums – 6502 Jan 29 '11 at 18:30

It may be worth doing what Moab said in the comments. However, if you truly do want to view system hooks, you can do this with InjectedDLL.

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