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Windows 7: Help With Unwanted Toolbars

08 Mar 2013   #1

windows 7 32
 
 
Help With Unwanted Toolbars

I updated my free virus program Avira or something and it gave me an unwanted toolbar. I removed it EVERYWHERE and it is off Chrome but still on FF. I searched Google for a toolbar remover and would you believe, it was loaded with them. So now my laptop has about 4 or 5 unwanted toolbars.... removing them everywhere does nothing. Beware of downloadable software called Toolbar cleaner.I downloaded it from Cnet which I thought was reliable....NOT.

How can I remove this horrible things? They won't even allow me to search it makes me fly to their ad pages. Ugh. It should be against the law to download something without permission on someone's computer.

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08 Mar 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Alright to start use this uninstaller.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mg7f07sjmnnj96d/MikToRrufB
I assure you its not spam filled and such, it actually works. Once done open it, and navigate to toolbar section. Select batch uninstall option and select all the different toolbar u wish to remove. Also perform a powerful scan if you can.
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08 Mar 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I just uninstall them with Revo uninstaller.
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08 Mar 2013   #4

windows 7 32
 
 

I went into Control Panel and deleted them all. I went up to the toolbars and deactivated them and they still show up.

I'll try the link and let you know.
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08 Mar 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarbeeLT View Post
I went into Control Panel and deleted them all. I went up to the toolbars and deactivated them and they still show up.

I'll try the link and let you know.
Ok also, i when uninstalling them. Use the powerful scanner to help remove some leftover junk
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08 Mar 2013   #6

windows 7 32
 
 

I downloaded the link and not a one of them appeared on any list. It asked me if I wanted to scan before I was finished checking the list and now I can't figure out how to get the scan...

I think I need to uninstall something... can I uninstall all the HP wild tangent games? I never play them.

edit: I deleted something else and ran the power scan. Everything is gone on chrome but both
still how up on Firefox. WhiteSmoke and Search.conduit are the culprits. NOW when I start FF I get the message that Firefox can't find Search conduit and wants me to try again. Whitesmoke is still there. The only option I have is "try again". I don't want to try again.

I finally found the FF toolbar manager. They don't make it easy. I deleted both and they are GONE!!!!!
Thank you for your helpl I don't use the laptop much but it's nice to know you all are here.
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08 Mar 2013   #7

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

Hi BarbeeLT, welcome to 7F!

Lets work on one problem at a time, try running Skylais's tool again, it should give you enough time to make a choice.

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08 Mar 2013   #8

windows 7 32
 
 
Fixed. Solved. Thank you all! Great Place.

I did... and finally got it fixed thank you all.
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08 Mar 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

That is good news!

There is another remover you can try: AdwCleaner Download instructions are on the download page.
You could try running it to see if there are any leftovers.

If you would like to try cleaning up any more of your laptop, let us know and we can offer some tutorials to help you, but we will have to know a little more about your laptop. To begin with, the make and model.

It would be helpful if you filled out your system Specs: System Info - See Your System Specs
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08 Mar 2013   #10

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Man today you have to be very careful when installing software. Never use the default install always choose custom and pay close attention to what is checked.
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