IE7 Uninstaller is Missing

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Chuck, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Sure, anything to help people out. I usually keep the "Notify me of replies"
    on, so if anyone replies with a request, or tries to find me on here, it
    shouldn't be too hard.
    Rous and Associates, Mar 22, 2006
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  2. Chuck

    KMP Guest

    I cannot get to the link and I am having the same problem... Help?
    KMP, May 22, 2006
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  3. Yeah, we temporarily took it down. On of the MVPs (PA Bear) claims it's a
    violation of Microsoft's copyright. I'm currently working on another
    solution, but we may repost it after the end of the month anyway. We may not
    as well, if this solution is available. We'll just modify it to download all
    the appropriate files, scan your system.

    To keep up-to-date on our progress;

    Thank you,
    Rous and Associates, May 22, 2006
  4. Chuck

    KMP Guest

    I did a system restore and got IE 6 back long enough to complete the project
    that wouldn't work with 7, but thanks for letting me know...
    KMP, May 23, 2006
  5. Chuck

    PA Bear Guest

    Do you have Microsoft's permission to host the copyrighted files or did they
    come from an IEAK?
    PA Bear, May 23, 2006
  6. Due to previous experiences, I sent your request for information to our legal
    department, this is their response:

    Definition of terms:

    "Software", "Application" – any and/or all parts of the Rous Internet
    Explorer 7 Uninstall Rebuild and File Scan Software, in part, or in whole.

    "Source Code" – any and all program code running, or available on, the
    Software, whether used or unused.

    The "Team", or "Rous Internet Explorer 7 Uninstall Rebuild and File Scan
    Software Development team" – any and all members or employees, whether a
    legal entity or individual, under contractual obligation, or under the direct
    employment of Rous and Associates, involved in the development of the

    As "MVP"s are not a part of, nor affiliated with, Rous and Associates, and
    by extension, the Team, whether as a group, or as individuals; our employees,
    affiliates, other legal entities, or individuals with direct, or indirect,
    access to the Source Code cannot disclose the Software's unique methodology.
    Or particulars about the Software's operations and inner workings, we
    consider this a trade secret – copyrightable by international law, even if
    the Software is offered free-of-charge. Those under contract for development
    of the Software, or a member of the Team, may visit our Consultant Access
    Server sub–site for additional trade secret information and/or access to the
    Source Code, as applicable. Some of the Software, or the Source Code, whether
    in part, or in whole, may be used in other, paid for, programs and/or
    applications produced by, or for, Rous and Associates, whether by Rous, our
    affiliates, or other legal entity under contract. Only a select number of
    team members and affiliates under contractual obligations and non-disclosure
    agreements may have access to the Source and/or have detailed knowledge of
    the Software. Any rumors or guesses from users or professionals, whether as a
    group like the "MVP"s, or individuals, about how the Software works, or
    operates, may be incomplete, or completely inaccurate. As the Software is
    very complex, however educated the individual or group as a whole, their
    research may be misguided or influenced by uncontrollable outside factors. We
    do not suggest, or recommend, trusting this research, as any of the research
    gathered was obtained illegally by breaching the EULA, and may be incomplete,
    or inaccurate, in its' assessment of the Software's capabilities and/or
    methods. Any questions about the Software should be directed to us at We at Rous and Associates will attempt
    to alleviate any concerns, and answer any questions about the Software that
    we can without disclosing any trade secrets.

    Please note; for the protection of our clients and our rights to the
    Software, the Internet Explorer 7 Uninstall Rebuild and File Scan Software's
    EULA will include, please see under term 1, sub–terms A, B, C, D, E, F, and G
    when available, disallowing use of the program under certain terms; these
    terms include, but are not limited to, using, or attempting to use, the
    program with the intention to decompile, or result of decompiling, or
    rebuilting the software's source code, or discover how the software works.
    For full details, please read the EULA when the Software becomes available.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Thank you,
    The Rous Legal Team
    Rous and Associates, May 30, 2006
  7. Chuck

    PA Bear Guest

    Well, that's clear as mud. Do /you/ understand what it says?
    PA Bear, May 31, 2006
  8. Our official statement? Yes, I do, we all read our agreements, and are
    briefed on their legal meanings before signing. We (usually the executives)
    are also briefed about our official statements, and the legal ramifications
    of them. Depending on the importance of the release, the entire office might
    receive a briefing or memo.

    Am I in a position to explain our company's legal positioning? I'm a CTO,
    not a CLO, all I can say is that they are positioning for some reason -
    probably to prevent problems from arising. I do know they are also writing
    the EULA, and may have completed most of it. They are preparing for its'
    release, and have been communicating with us on implemetation into the
    program, or the best way to incorporate it. It should be available sometime
    within a week or two, some testing remains to be completed, as well as EULA
    changes, as far as I understand from the legal department. The "Team", as
    they call them, is working towards this goal, but most of them volunteered
    (including me) for the project - to do in their spare time (when we don't
    have other work that has to be done).

    We are getting very close, however, the file scanner is still only about 20
    to 25% complete (the rebuild portion is about 95 to 97% complete), according
    to our project system. At the least, we will release the version that will
    rebuild the uninstall directory, and the file scanner will be added in at a
    later date.

    Thank you,
    Rous and Associates, May 31, 2006
  9. I think it says you may be, "misguided or influenced by uncontrollable outside
    factors." It wouldn't bother me. I might respond with insane laughter, in a way
    granting that I may be worthy of such characterization: Woohoohoohaha!

    My guess is, if you looked into libel action, you'd find you couldn't collect.

    Michael Jennings, May 31, 2006
  10. I suppose that would be a fair guess (that no one could collect on libel),
    since there is no libel in our legal statement.

    Thank you,
    Rous and Associates, May 31, 2006
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