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Windows 7: Adware, Nasty search engines and overall frustration.

23 Nov 2013   #21
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Now, download and keep this program --> TFC by Old Timer TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums and save it to your desktop.
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!

Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.

Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.


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23 Nov 2013   #22
Smorton

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

Thanks. Right now I am so leery of downloading anthing due to the problems I have been having.

SM
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23 Nov 2013   #23
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Smorton you will find that is a very good way of getting rid of stubborn software in any case stuff like some of the security removal tools leave behind and those wretched search bar that you cannot find with Revo or the Windows remover.

But a tip back the registry up when it is running sweet I always do when installing and the system is finally running tickety boo >
Start > type regedit > right click run as admin > click File > click export and ave it with a name of your choice and the date and where you like I always save mine to documents and a stick

But yo probably know this already if so put it down to an old fellows ramblings
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24 Nov 2013   #24
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smorton View Post
Thanks. Right now I am so leery of downloading anthing due to the problems I have been having.

SM
I wouldn't ask you to do anything that I haven't used on my own computers.
I have helped to train many of these people who develop "good" programs during their 'tenure' as my anti-malware classroom students.
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24 Nov 2013   #25
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Smorton as a general rule in here as Jacee has indicated we would never get anyone to download any crap software in fact we spend a lot of time advising against some real rubbish ie reg cleaners power boosters etc etc ad nauesum

On gets an odd bit that is later found to be crap but it would invariably be unintentional as there is nothing to gain from being a ratbag
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