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Windows 7: virus removal for windows XP

24 Jun 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
virus removal for windows XP

Hi all, I am trying to remove "findamo" from a computer running XP. every google search I have done trying to find out how to remove it has resulted in someone trying to sell me the latest spyware removal software which I don't want particularly. Does anyone know of a good way to remove findamo without having to download and pay for yet another anti virus program?


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25 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

This is from http://www.findamo.com/faq.html

How to remove Findamo

Internet Explorer Users:

Homepage:
1. In Internet Explorer click on "Tools" and select "Internet Options"
2. Under the "General" tab, remove the Findamo url
3. Add the new homepage url (or leave blank)
4. Click Apply and OK on the bottom of the window

Search:
1. In Internet Explore click on "Search Options" (next to the search box and icon)
2. Select "Manage Search Providers"
3. Right-click on any other search provider and select "Set as Default"
4. Right-click on "Search the Web" / "Default Search" and select "Remove"
5. Click on close on the bottom of the window
6. Restart Internet Explorer

Firefox Users:

Homepage:
1. In FireFox click on "Tools" and select Options"
2. Under the "General" tab, remove the Findamo url Hompage
3, Add the new homepage url (or leave blank)
4. Click OK on the bottom of the window

Search:
1. In FireFox click on "Search Options" (next to the search box and icon)
2. Select "Manage Search Engines"
3. Select "Search the Web " / "Default Search" and click "Remove"
4. Click OK on the bottom of the window
5. Restart FireFox
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25 Jun 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for answer. I have done this on numerous occasions and it does remove it temporarily but the program hides in the registry and will come back at some random interval. I have tried manually removing it from the registry with no success.
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25 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Your browser(s) have been hijacked by "findamo" that appears to be a BHO. Please try to removed it with the free SpyBHORemover (formerly BHO Remover) 4.0 that can be downloaded from Download SpyBHORemover (formerly BHO Remover) 4.0 Free - Remove malicious Browser Helper Objects - Softpedia.
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25 Jun 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Fantastic. Thank you. I'll try that when I get home from work.
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