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Windows 7: Broken Taskbar Links, Missing programs and folders. Virus? Help!

29 Jul 2013   #51
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I wouldn't install Spybot Bot and AD-Aware . Just be careful of what you download . If anything double check if you could uncheck the toolbars that come with some free software .


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29 Jul 2013   #52
caligrown

Windows 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Yeah I didn't install Spybot this time per recommendations here.

You mean Ad-Aware the antivirus program? I use some Ad-blocking addons with Chrome which are a lifesaver. (Hope you don't mean those!)

I never download or visit anything dubious whatsoever, so it's still a mystery how my OS got so corrupted..

I also follow most of the steps in these optimization guides, could anything there be causing problems?

The SSD Optimization Guide Redesigned | The SSD Review

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The Windows 7 Optimization Guide | The SSD Review
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29 Jul 2013   #53
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Ad-aware is a old spyware program from LavaSoft . The plugin for Chrome Adblock plus is fine
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