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14th August 2011, 04:50 AM   |  #1  
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I had a Droid Incredible 2 for a couple weeks, and when I plugged it into my computer it installed something called VCast Media Manager. It stays in my system tray whenever I restart windows. I don't see any way to uninstall it. What do I do to get rid of it?
14th August 2011, 05:29 AM   |  #2  
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you have to uninstall it using Start Menu->Control Panels->Programs and Features
(if you are on a pC)
20th September 2011, 04:27 PM   |  #3  
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I have the same issue on two windows XP machines.

This path does not exist on XP: "Start Menu->Control Panels->Programs and Features"

I did go here: "Start Menu->Control Panels->Add or Remove Programs"

And there are no entries for Vcast or Verizon or Media Manager to uninstall. Anyone else having this issue?
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20th September 2011, 07:09 PM   |  #4  
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you can remove it from the system tray on start up:

windows key+ R

run "msconfig"
go to startup tab
remove media manager from processes
apply and restart

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Originally Posted by brw01730

I have the same issue on two windows XP machines.

This path does not exist on XP: "Start Menu->Control Panels->Programs and Features"

I did go here: "Start Menu->Control Panels->Add or Remove Programs"

And there are no entries for Vcast or Verizon or Media Manager to uninstall. Anyone else having this issue?

If it's just a driver, uninstall it from Device Manager.
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21st September 2011, 03:19 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks artvandelay440!

I launched msconfig and found that the name listed under "Startup Item" was VMMModeSelection. I assume this stands for VCast Media Manager Mode Selection, not too obvious.

The only way I realized it was the startup for VCast was by expanding the Command column which showed the path was "C:Program Files\HTC\ModeSelection\VMMModeSelection.exe"

Thanks again!
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16th January 2013, 11:08 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by brw01730

Thanks artvandelay440!

I launched msconfig and found that the name listed under "Startup Item" was VMMModeSelection. I assume this stands for VCast Media Manager Mode Selection, not too obvious.

The only way I realized it was the startup for VCast was by expanding the Command column which showed the path was "C:Program Files\HTC\ModeSelection\VMMModeSelection.exe"

Thanks again!

Had the same issue and got rid of it. Thanks for the tip!
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Originally Posted by Yue Fairchild

I had a Droid Incredible 2 for a couple weeks, and when I plugged it into my computer it installed something called VCast Media Manager. It stays in my system tray whenever I restart windows. I don't see any way to uninstall it. What do I do to get rid of it?

So I've been dealing with having to look at the VCast Media Manager in my system tray for too long, so today, I decided to attack the problem. What I tried to no avail using Windows XP:

  • Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs (was not listed)
  • msconfig - Now, although this does remove it from the system tray, it doesn't really get rid of it; you're just booting with a Selective Startup (which I have a problem with for some reason, OCD?).


Anyway, here's what I did:

Since the program isn't really configured (installed) I decided to simply remove the program from it's current directory (delete it). I apologize for not noting the exact directory but I believe it was somewhere in C:\Program Files\HTC\ModeSelection\VMMModeSelection.exe. This might be different depending on your device. Better yet, search your C: drive for VMMModeSelection.exe and delete the entire directory.

This stops it from running at startup but doesn't get rid of it in msconfig, so run a registry cleaner (I used CCleaner) and you're done.

Hope it helps someone else out there that prefers not to run a Selective Startup.

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17th May 2013, 05:34 AM   |  #8  
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Found this googling the same problem for the Droid DNA. I know the thread is old but I will update it because it's the first search result.

Here is the cleanest way to get rid of it

Removing it from the startup :
  • Start > Run > regedit then depending on your OS, navigate to :
    • Win32 : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
    • Win64 : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • Delete VMM Mode Selection

Deleting the program :
  • Go to C:\Program Files\HTC
  • Delete ModeSelection

Hope it helps,

Simo

PS : This is valid in my Win7x64 system with a Verizon Droid DNA. Use at your own risk although you'd have to try real hard to cause any harm
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18th May 2013, 03:22 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by simobk

Found this googling the same problem for the Droid DNA. I know the thread is old but I will update it because it's the first search result.

Here is the cleanest way to get rid of it

Removing it from the startup :

  • Start > Run > regedit then depending on your OS, navigate to :
    • Win32 : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
    • Win64 : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • Delete VMM Mode Selection

Deleting the program :
  • Go to C:\Program Files\HTC
  • Delete ModeSelection

Hope it helps,

Simo

PS : This is valid in my Win7x64 system with a Verizon Droid DNA. Use at your own risk although you'd have to try real hard to cause any harm

It's the same in WinXP Pro (sp3)
What a pain this app has been.

Thanks simo
12th June 2013, 02:44 PM   |  #10  
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You guys are awesome. I was just going through and cleaning out old android device drivers and junk software, and I couldn't figure out where the heck this one lived.

Thanks!

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