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Windows 7: adware how to remove

11 Aug 2013   #11

64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
This is a direct download from the Author's site : ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK

This is what Bleeping had to say about their download link to AdwCleaner-->

  1. Unfortunately, 22Find also hijacks your web browser shortcuts so that the 22Find home page will open when you start your web browser in a certain way. To fix these shortcuts you need to use a program called Shortcut Cleaner. Please download and save Shortcut Cleaner to your desktop using the following link:
  2. Once the program has been downloaded, please double-click on the sc-cleaner.exe icon that will now be on your desktop. If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run Shortcut Cleaner, please allow it to run. Once the program starts, it will scan your computer for hijacked shortcuts and clean them. When it has finished it will display a log file that contains a list of all Windows shortcuts that were hijacked and disinfected.
shortcut cleaner -----ran that but did not get rid of it

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11 Aug 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Right click on each of your Browsers select Properties then on the Shortcut Tab you will see Target what does it say in the box ?
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11 Aug 2013   #13

64 bit

thanks to all who helped ---not exactly how I did it shortcut cleaner corrected a fair few things but didn't mention qvo6 as such , hen I downloaded free AVG and ran full scan, it found 6 virus"s and deleted 5 , left me to get the last one , when I went to internet explore found it working ok with no qvo6 taking over .
once again thank you all
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11 Aug 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 <===== Download Link

Drag the FRST64.exe from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Right click on FRST64.exe and choose

When the tool opens click Yes on the disclaimer window .

Press Scan button.

FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file

Note   Note
The first time Farbar Recovery Scan Tool is run, it makes also another log Addition.txt

Please upload both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)

FRST.txt and Addition.txt will be on the Desktop

Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .
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12 Aug 2013   #15

Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64

Just uninstall everything search / qvo /browser protect related and reset search providers.
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