U3 Software on Cruzer Micro 4GB

Wenzhuo Zhang wenzhuo at zhmail.com
Tue May 29 09:53:44 UTC 2007

You can uninstall the launchpad in Windows using the U3 Launchpad Removal Tool

t u wrote:
> Hi,
> Just a heads up, not a question.
> I recently bought a usb drive called "cruzer micro 4GB". I just found
> (via a Windows PC) that it comes with crapware called U3 and it doesn't
> go away even if you format the damn thing. It's obviously a corporate
> replacement for Portable Apps, and it truly sucks.
> For Linux, this crapware means that when you insert the damn thing, your
> distro will see the USB drive + an external drive. Real genius, eh?
> Here are a few links that might be helpful in case you need help with
> this "genius" piece of software:
> http://www.mcgrewsecurity.com/research/hackingU3/
> http://www.geekyjock.com/pages/blog/2006/05/remove-u3-software-from-your-usb-flash.html
> http://kristagrothoff.wordpress.com/2006/08/24/removing-u3-and-associated-bundled-software-from-the-sandisk-cruzer-micro-usb-flash-drive/
> Hope this helps someone else.

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