i just upload a module then got an error

Fatal error: Call to a member function rewrite() on a non-object in /var/www/directory/app/code/core/Mage/Core/Controller/Varien/Front.php on line 165

i completely removed the module but the error still exists, how can i retrieve my website.

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    Have you tried clearing the cache? You can manually do this by deleting the contents of the var/cache/ directory. Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 3:11
  • problem fixed because i had changed the permission of folder var, thanks all answers.
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    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 5:19
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    Try to put this as an answer and free feel to accept it or accept @alanstorm answer. Please don't leave a question as it is. Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 5:27

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Sounds like the module's old configuration is still in your cache. This is a common problem when removing modules. Try clearing your Magento cache. If that doesn't help, there's more information on debugging the problem in this other question thread

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