WildTangent Removal Instructions and Help

What is Wild Tangent?
Wild Tangent is a video game software company specializing in online games. It has even made a partnership with AOL to include itself as part of the AOL Instant Messenger for their AIM games section. The WildTangent Web Driver is their technology that allows you to play 3D games over the Internet. Although its not technically considered spyware it does have built in components to update itself and gather information about the computer system including
  • Operating System Version
  • CPU Type and Speed
  • Memory Amount
  • Video Card type and Driver Version
  • Sound Card type and Driver Version
  • DirectX Version
  • Location that the Web Driver was installed from

How do I Remove WildTangent?

Since WildTangent loads into the Windows Control Panel its a little more difficult to remove then some items. Follow the directions below to remove it or click on the link further down the page to download an automatic removal tool from the makers of WildTangent.

Manual Removal of Wild Tangent

1) Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel
2) Double-click on Add/Remove Programs
3) Click on the WildTangent selection and Change/Remove, Uninstall, or Add/Remove depending on the operating system. Then follow the onscreen prompts to remove the WT Driver.
4) Now run Hijackthis and fix or Remove the following line (if it exists)

04 - HKLM\..\Run: [WildTangent CDA] RUNDLL32.exe "C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cdaEngine0400.dll",cdaEngineMain

You may also have to use Hijackthis and remove the above line if you receive the following error message after using a spyware removal product to try to remove WildTangent

Error Loading C:\Program Files\WildTangent\apps\CDA\cdaEngine0400dll
This specified module could not be found


Follow the rest of these steps if the Control Panel icon or WildTangent folders still remain.

5) Remove the Wild Tangent Driver from the Control Panel if it still exists

  • Click on Start, Run and type REGEDIT and press Enter
  • Click on the Plus signs (+) next to the following sections
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    • SOFTWARE
    • Microsoft
    • Windows
    • CurrentVersion
    • Control Panel
    • Cpls
  • In the right hand column find the line for wtControlPanel, right click on it and Delete it
  • Close the Windows Registry

6) Delete the WildTangent folder in Program Files and Windows

  • Open My Computer
  • Double-click on Drive C
  • Double-click on Program Files
  • Right-click on WildTangent and choose Delete (if the folder exists)
  • Go back to Drive C and double-click on Windows
  • Right-click on the WT folder and choose Delete (if the folder exists)

Automatic Removal of Wild Tangent

Click on the following link, download the program and run it to remove WildTangent from your system. This program can be found on the following removal page from WildTangent.

http://support.wildgames.com/uninstall.html

Alternate link to WildTangent Remover

WildTangent Remover




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