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Windows 7: Removing search toolbars

17 Oct 2013   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You need to slow down when you are attempting to download anything. Read everything and uncheck any boxes that are already checked. That is most likely how you got this toolbar. As Greg states, it should easily be removed through control panel/add remove programs.


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17 Oct 2013   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have found that many of these PUP and browser add on's do not show up using Add and Remove programs. Most of the time they will not show up using Ccleaner Tool Box.
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17 Oct 2013   #13
gregrocker

 

I don't use SAS so much for cookie removal, although it does find many and I do clean up anything it finds. I use SAS to root out spyware left behind in the registry because it is running at boot when uninstalled, is hidden from the Programs or Add-On's list, or because the spyware is deliberately written to evade uninstall.

I will try AdwCleaner after SAS to see what else it finds. Thanks.
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17 Oct 2013   #14
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Crapware victim detected.
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17 Oct 2013   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

There is a difference between 'spyware' and 'adware'. SAS and MBam don't usually pick out adware...

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What Exactly Is Adware?
Generally speaking, adware is a program that installs an additional component that feeds advertising, often by delivering pop-up ads or by installing a toolbar in your browser.
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What Is Spyware?
Spyware surreptitiously monitors your computer and Internet use. Some of the worst examples of spyware include keyloggers that record keystrokes or screenshots, sending them to remote attackers who hope to glean user IDs, passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information.
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