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Windows 7: Browser malware can't delete

19 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Browser malware can't delete

I recently downloaded a little program from Kim Komando named TaskbarCleaner. I'm always careful not to check those little programs they offer when downloading various programs. However, after downloading taskbar cleaner, something called MyStart has attached itself to Chrome as the home page and can't get rid of it. Both my regular homepage and MyStart come up. I've done Start searches, Ctrl Panel/Programs, the download folder, even the Revo uninstall list. It doesn't show up anywhere. Attached is a screen shot. I'd appreciate your help in killing this monster. ellen

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19 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

Have you tried using System Restore in the Control Panel to restore your computer to a point in time before you installed TaskbarCleaner?
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19 Dec 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Give this little free program a try.
Download AdwCleaner 2.101 Free - Adware and toolbar remover - Softpedia
Get back with your results.
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20 Dec 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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 Browser malware can't delete

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