From the BuddyLinks vendor: "you acknowledge and agree that the Software contains additional software products provided to PSD Tools by its suppliers which will periodically deliver additional Content such as, but not limited to, advertisements and promotional messages to your Computer. In addition, the Software will interoperate with your current instant messaging client so as to permit the automatic sending of advertising messages originating from your Computer to your contact or buddy list regarding Content offered by PSD Tools or its suppliers." Source




ChannelUp.exe, ShellInstaller.ocx, ShellInstallerRaptor.ocx, blengine.dll, blengine.exe, blengine.exe, bldll.dll, blpref.exe, uninst.exe, unimt.exe

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End User License Agreement

BuddyLinks End User License Agreement


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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall BuddyLinks from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove BuddyLinks manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If BuddyLinks remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  3. In the right pane, delete the values called 'PSD Tools Channel' and 'BLMessagingIntegration', if they exists.
  4. Exit the registry editor.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    %ProgramsDir%\Common Files\PSD Tools\
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.

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