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Windows 7: How di I really remove Istart.websearches ? (Windows 7)

22 Nov 2014   #11
Admiral Awesome

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Okay, thanks cottonball. I really had no idea it could get this involved, gah...anyway, I'll report back on the issue on Monday, to the enlightenment of fellow 7F users.
Sure I'll click the scale - for you as well as the other members who have been kind enough to reply to my OP with suggested solutions.




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23 Nov 2014   #12
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Admiral Awesome,

As mentioned before, if nothing else works...

Just trying to cover another option.
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23 Nov 2014   #13
Admiral Awesome

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Sure. We'll see tomorrow. One thing I will not do, and that's quit before I wipe it out. The nerve of people who code and disseminate stuff like this, wasting time for all involved. All this in order for someone to get rich off the tools who actually fall for their cr-p and order something or even visit their site...(click-counter)
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23 Nov 2014   #14
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You are correct...nobody in their right mind comes up with this stuff!
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24 Nov 2014   #15
Admiral Awesome

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have now acted on all above suggestions in turn and, sad to say, IE is still infected. I'll just bide my time 'til a colleague with admin privileges shows up and ask her to do me the favor.

I'll report back when that's happened.
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24 Nov 2014   #16
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 

The installer of the said website is also fake. You cannot remove it.
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24 Nov 2014   #17
Admiral Awesome

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
The installer of the said website is also fake. You cannot remove it.
Come again? the said website? What website is that?
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24 Nov 2014   #18
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

HitmanPro did not clean anything???
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24 Nov 2014   #19
Admiral Awesome

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Not a thing. I am about to talk with the colleague with the admin priviledges. I need to install e.g. Malwarebytes. I'll report back when I do.
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25 Nov 2014   #20
Admiral Awesome

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Well, I guess it could be said I took the easy way out this time. Since the PC in question is after all owned by the municipality I just made a helpdesk case of it and played dumb.
It was a little bit too easy in fact. Playing dumb, I mean.
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 How di I really remove Istart.websearches ? (Windows 7)




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