Can’t remove/uninstall Xfire Toolbar/stream in Chrome

June 19, 2013 Updated: How to delete Xfire 2.0 completely?

Some of you guys there may wish to (completely) uninstall Xfire due to the rarely seen "Exception Code=’C0000005′ Address=’002A44C5’" prompt information, or due to the installation of AVG SafeGuard toolbar without their approval. Well, it is safe to remove Xfire and keep the AVG Secure Search or its toolbar in your browsers such as Internet Explorer 10 (Horses for courses!). Of course you can choose to remove the potentially unused AVG items after the Xfire removal. If you’re having trouble uninstalling the aforementioned programs and all associated traces, clicking this link will initialize a page that contains an uninstaller Pro – you then save and run that smart uninstall tool to cleanly get rid of Xfire and remove any unneeded software on your computer. For other intermediate end-users, you can read on the following visual presentation of the steps in the video below. Learn more.

See the reason why you have AVG toolbar along with Xfire below…

Reason #1: The Digital Signatures in the Xfire Setup application

The new Xfire’s Digital Signature Details show us that it is produced by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o..

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Reason #2: The default install options you may have chosen, including…

  • "Improve Your Internet Protection. Xfire recommends the AVG toolbar to improve your Internet protection."
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How can I uninstall Xfire from my Win8?

  1. I exit my Xfire/STEAM account: I find the X icon in "Show hidden icons" area, right click that file and launch "Exit Xfire" option on the menu.
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  3. Then I will first use the basic method to remove the two programs from my computer system:
  4. 1). I open up Control Panel and press the Uninstall a program in it.
    2). I will first uninstall Xfire 2.0 automatically: highlight the application (size, 58.4 MB) and press Enter on my keyboard.

    • Choose Yes from the Xfire Uninstall below, "Are you sure you want to completely remove Xfire and all of its components?".
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    • To fully uninstall Xfire, I select the additional options, "Videos and Screenshots" and "Chat Logs", to the Uninstall Components below; then I click Next on that window.
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    • Soon, Xfire Uninstall informs me that "Xfire was successfully removed from your computer."; I click OK on it.
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    • At the same time, the Xfire Codec (removed only) has also been uninstalled automatically.
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    3). To rid my OS of the said Xfire’s distribution, AVG toolbar, I set about to take the following actions:

    • I locate the AVG SafeGuard toolbar (product version, 15.2.0.5).
    • I launch Windows’ Uninstall/Change option.
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    • Then I select "Remove the AVG toolbar and AVG Secure Search" from AVG Secure Search (Uninstaller application); and then I click Next on it.
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    • "Please wait while AVG Secure Search and the toolbar are being removed".
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    • I click Done on AVG Secure Search.
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    • I shut down the "The AVG SafeGuard toolbar…" page (URL, http://toolbar.avg[DOT]com/p-uninstall?cid={E1BA2B4D-2937-428A-A6ED-7E759A9AF815}&mid=88e1a29db33d4546b3280a5f94e1dfc5-6225e1a40e44d86fa302df8ec21cab7753b9bc08&lang=en&ds=xf011&pr=sa&d=2013-06-19%2004:44:56&v=15.2.0.5&pid=safeguard&sg=0) below.
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  5. Afterwards, I close Uninstall or changes a program window and Task Manager; and then reboot my Win8 computer. Then I run my web browsers, check the "Home page", "Search Engine Provider" in them to ensure I’ve entirely remove the associated AVG items. Moreover, I start the manual search and deletion of traces related to the uninstalled Xfire ‘N AVG.
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You just couldn’t upload your game video(s) onto your profile page, and then you want to uninstall Xfire from your Windows? You had more errors such as the “recording error”, the "HTTP Request Error" in Xfire v4.1?

Before you remove Xfire, please ensure that you have entered the correct information for your own account, and that your Internet connection is working properly and/or fast enough. If you’ve fed up with those annoying error, use the recommended uninstall tool to cleanly remove your currently using Xfire, perform a new install of it later on.

How Can I completely Uninstall Xfire from My XP System?

Answer: Please follow these steps below to thoroughly uninstall Xfire from your system:

  • Right click on its tray in Taskbar, run Exit item in it
  • Solution 1: Enter the Xfire installation directory in Program Files folder.
    • You can launch the uninst.exe to automatically erase Xfire client.
  • Solution 2: Go to Windows’ programs list. Then, to completely eliminate Xfire, you need to remove the mentioned "Xfire (remove only)" item (Size, 24.13MB), and then the XfireXO Toolbar item (Size, 4.82 MB).
  • Note: To completely uninstall Xfire, you click Change/Remove behind the XfireXO Toolbar, then click Yes in Toolbar Uninstall, "Are you sure you want to uninstall XfireXO Community Toolbar?".

    Note: you can directly shut down that "Thank you for trying the XfireXO Community Toolbar" page when you complete the removal of XfireXO.

  • Save your own files, reboot your system.
  • Find, delete linked remains to completely uninstall Xfire. See those leftover files and reg entries below.

Remove associated Xfire traces…

  • administrator@xfirexo.ourtoolbar[2].txt, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies, 385 bytes (385 bytes)
  • xfire_exe_log.txt, targeted from "C:\Program Files\"XF"\xfire_exe_log.txt",
  • XfireXO[1].exe, XfireXO Toolbar application, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\AZQLQ3WT, 2.04 MB (2,141,976 bytes), v6.8.5.1; Copyright, Conduit Ltd.; Language, Language Neutral
  • xfirexo.jar, C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions\{5e5ab302-7f65-44cd-8211-c1d4caaccea3}\chrome, 696 KB (713,007 bytes)
  • Xfire.EXE-10307267.pf, 44.1 KB (45,180 bytes)

Clean Xfire’s reg leftovers…

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Direct3D\MostRecentApplication, Name – Xfire.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectInput\MostRecentApplication, Id – Xfire.EXE4F2BA5F90035DD98, Name – XFIRE.EXE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectInput\Xfire.EXE4F2BA5F90035DD98, Name – Xfire.EXE
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}, DisplayName – XfireXO Customized Web Search
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}, URL – http://search.conduit[dot]com/ResultsExt.aspx?q={searchTerms}&SearchSource=4&ctid=CT2304157
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603, 000 – Xfire, 001 – xfire_exe_log.txt

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