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Windows 7: Help With Unwanted Toolbars

08 Mar 2013   #11
BarbeeLT

windows 7 32
 
 

I thought I could trust my virus detector. NOT. It said I needed it updated. I will figure out how to find the info and put it in my profile.'


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08 Mar 2013   #12
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

If you go to the link in my post, you can run the tool there and it will automatically populate your system specs, see step #5.

Like me, a good percentage of members here use Microsoft's Security Essentials (MSE).
Just pick your version Windows 7 32bit, save it to your desktop and start the installation.
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08 Mar 2013   #13
gregrocker

 

To clean the residue of this sneak spyware out of the registry I'd also run http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html
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08 Mar 2013   #14
BarbeeLT

windows 7 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
To clean the residue of this sneak spyware out of the registry I'd also run SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Downloads

I'm not downloading anything associated with c/net... that toolbar cleaner was a c/net download and it was loaded with spam toolbars.
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08 Mar 2013   #15
VistaKing

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

There is no C/Net download on that link.
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08 Mar 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarbeeLT View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
To clean the residue of this sneak spyware out of the registry I'd also run SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Downloads

I'm not downloading anything associated with c/net... that toolbar cleaner was a c/net download and it was loaded with spam toolbars.
It's not a toolbar cleaner. It's the most recommended Spyware scan we have here used by countless thousands of satisfied users without a single complaint, and it downloads from the SAS site, not CNET.

As with all programs you install from now on, check every checkbox choice, every page before you click Next, during a Custom Install.

With SAS I also go into the Preferences and uncheck everything about it starting up with Windows and checking for Updates on the General and Updates tab. This should remove it from the Startup but if not uncheck it and everything else from Startup (except your AV) following the steps for a Clean Boot in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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09 Mar 2013   #17
BarbeeLT

windows 7 32
 
 

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09 Mar 2013   #18
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

You must have faith, we always check our links, and we would never steer you to a bad site.
The c/net banner is only an endorsement from c/net.

If you would of clicked on the Free download link you would of seen this:
Help With Unwanted Toolbars-sas.jpg
Look at the From line: cdn.superantispyware.com

It has been a while since I d/L'd the original so when you start the install you should still "LOOK" before you click on "next".

But, I'd be pretty sure the only item you would have to double check is accepting or denying the EULA.

If it would make you feel any better go to:Download SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1014 - FileHippo.com with no mention of c/net anywhere on the page.
It's D/L'd says this on the "From" line:
Help With Unwanted Toolbars-sasfh.jpg

But you still need to read and comprehend every window as you install any program from anywhere, it's just a good "computing habit" to cultivate.


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09 Mar 2013   #19
BarbeeLT

windows 7 32
 
 

OK... I went through such a terrible time yesterday I am very nervous about c/net now. Hope you understand. I will trust you.
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09 Mar 2013   #20
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I can certainly sympathize about your nervousness, anything done in life has a degree of danger attached to it.

  • Save the D/L to your desktop, save any open work, and close all other programs.
  • Click on the saved file and step through the install wizard, the EULA may already be checked, and that is okay.
  • If it asks you if you want an icon on the desktop say ok.
  • If it asks you if you want a link in your Start Up Menu say ok.
  • It will review your choices and when you click on next it will start the install.
  • When done you will see a checked box asking if you want to start the program say ok or finish.
  • The program will open, and you might see an IE browser window open explaining the new install, you can just close that and you should see the program interface.
  • Click on Update to the right and allow it to update, when done click on Scan, select your drives, it won't hurt to select them all, then check on Activate scan boost, check scan inside .zip archives, then Start Complete Scan.
  • Don't use your machine while it is scanning, (it will take longer), and find something to do for about a half hour.

A complete scan on my machine takes about a half hour, yours maybe more, maybe less.

I'll still be around for a little bit, but have to go out for about a half hour. Post back if you have any problems or questions about installing
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