Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: alot removal

18 Jun 2012   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 
alot removal

I downloaded what I thought was paint.net and founf myself with this horror called alot appbar that has taken over from Google.

Have uninstalled it in Control Panel and looked for anything in the regedit - nothing but it keeps coming back.

Am pretty cranky as I have just set this machine up as a dual boot and I think the only way I can get rid of it is to wipe the HDD again and start from scratch - unless anyone knows of how to get rid of it please?.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Jun 2012   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

ON IE 9 click the tools in top right corner then "Manage add ons".

Click Toolbars and extensions tab. Highlight if listed then disable and delete.

If not under Toolbar tab click "Search providers" tab if listed highlight then disable and delete.

Tricky suckers like to hide that junk.

Chrome is similar. It will be listed under Search or Toolbars.
FF and Opera I have no idea.

That is how I had to get rid of one that snuck in on me.

Let me know if you find it there.

Added info here.> http://www.pcthreat.com/parasitebyid-6929en.html

You may need to open Task Manager and kill the process first then delete. Everything listed alot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2012   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
ON IE 9 click the tools in top right corner then "Manage add ons".

Click Toolbars and extensions tab. Highlight if listed then disable and delete.

If not under Toolbar tab click "Search providers" tab if listed highlight then disable and delete.

Tricky suckers like to hide that junk.

Chrome is similar. It will be listed under Search or Toolbars.
FF and Opera I have no idea.

That is how I had to get rid of one that snuck in on me.

Let me know if you find it there.

Added info here.> Remove Alot Toolbar
Hiyya Hoppy haven't seen you around for a bit - nice to hear from you again.

Mate I put Google back in as the Home page > applied > OK > rebooted and it is gone. The damn thing wasn't there in add ons so I don't know if it is still lurking somewhere else.

I think what got up my nose was it got in somehow when I tried to get Paint.NET and that sort of creepy behaviour is something that irritates the living heck out of me.
Anyway hope Topper is keeping well and you aint feeding him err her ? junk food
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jun 2012   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Howdy mate.

Do a scan with your AV and Malwarebytes just to be sure.

For a second opinion if you wish run the ESET online scanner. It sometimes finds bugs others miss.> ESET :: Get a FREE Online Virus Scan
It will take up to 30 minutes to download the database but you can just update it to use at a later date.
The scan will not interfere with your active AV as it is run from on line.
Just a thought if you think necessary.

Topper says howdy and stay out of trouble.

Mike
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2012   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Ok Hoppy have had a scan running now for half hour and there are 2 threats already - don't know what they are and will do the malwarebytes run and the Eset for good measure in the morning as this scan will take a some while yet.


Oh bit late for Topper to tell me to stay out of trouble - drilled through my left index finger yesterday right under the nail bed and almost out the other side - being a smartass cos I wanted to get the platter off HDD spindle to make some wind chimes and as using the Torx driver didn't work / fit thought I'd drill it - well it didn't quite go to my gung ho plan
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2012   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Oy vey!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Next time, get Paint.NET from Majorgeeks.com. I love Paint.NET, but their website leaves a lot to be desired.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Next time you to uninstall it use the Revo Uninstaller. Use the 'Advanced Option' when running it. That allows you to remove all registry entries and files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2012   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also it may be a good idea to use WinPatrol. Even the free version warns you about auto starts being installed and BHOs(Browser Helper Objects.) IE BHOs can be very dangerous as they can be ActiveX based and do stuff like mess with files on your system. The only time my system got totally hosed by a Malware it was an IE BHO. After that I don't run IE. I use a simulator to see if my page looks OK to IE users. But I don't run IE itself ever.

When an installer tries to put in a BHO or change the browser start page, WP pops up a confirmation dialog. Just click No.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2012   #10
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I had the same experience a few days back when a software that I was trying to install also installed IncrediBar, which is a Browser Hijacker Object. To my horror it promptly hijacked all my browsers and try as I might I just couldn't get rid of it, like you can't "alot".

The day was saved for me by restoring the latest earlier image. I recommend that you do the same. We make images, only to get bailed out of these tricky situations.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 alot removal




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
SVHost Using alot of ram (5gb)
Hey guy's for some odd reason my computer has been idling so loudly like im installing some performance draining program i closed all my program's and went to the desktop and for some reason my sv host's are going nut's using so much ram for no reason (i have no game's runing) everything was...
Performance & Maintenance
pc freezing alot
hi guys a few days when i was playing a game called aion i noticed the game froze for a few seconds i thought maybe it was due to the server or something thne i found when that pause happen the music am playing in windows media player also stops and later the whole pc just freezes in any game...
BSOD Help and Support
Getting alot of BSOD's lately...
Hello, as the title says, my computer randomly freezes and get's blue screen. I've tried to reinstall Windows 7 Proffesional x64. What can i do to stop this? I'm attaching my dxdiag if it's any help
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD alot
Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit retail version All the hardware is brand new, bought the pieces and put it together myself. Problem often happens when browsing, and using windows programs in general. Newer happened in a game - yet... I have tried running memtest86. Once i did it right after a...
BSOD Help and Support
Bsod alot
First off, Hello all. Starting yesterday afternoon after running Ad-Aware and CCleaner. I ran those because I noticed my Avast was Unsecured and I couldnt get it to come back on. I started getting the BSOD. It would happen on start up most of the time. I was able to keep it running long enough...
BSOD Help and Support
Alot more RAM to GPU
I have an onboard ATI Radeon Mobility HD 3100.. Windows says it has 1918 MB Total Avalible Graphics Memory 256 MB Dedicated Video Memory 0 MB Shared Video Memory 1662 MB Shared System Memory
Graphic Cards

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App