Disable Windows Picture & Fax Viewer
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Description: Disable the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Op System: Windows XP & 2003 (x86 only)
Title: Disable PicFax
Uninstaller: Restores the image viewer registry setting back to windows default
Big thanks to 5eraph and Kel who helped me with ideas and code and field testing.How It Works:
* Deletes the context menu handler for the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer so your image files will no longer open with this hideous application.
* Deregisters the shimgvw.dll file so that "open with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" is completely gone from Folder Options file types menus.
* Prevents the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer from hijacking your image file association and icons when you install your preferred alternative Image Viewers like XnView and IrfanView.
PS: Please note this addon may be obsolete now if you are using nLite to make your ISO builds, as Nuhi has since added some options to nuke this pest in his recent nLite releases.
[Edit 2006/03/09] Recoded ALL Mrs Peel Addon Packs for platform and licencing compliance.
[Edit 2007/07/06] Rebuilt to include an uninstaller which reverts your registry back to the default windoze viewer
[Edit 2007/08/05] Updated uninstaller
[Edit 2007/08/25] Tweaked uninstall reg entries to force a proper icon to display in Add/Remove programs