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Windows 7: Somehow I have "search protect" on my computer, and it has screwed me

24 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 HP 64 bit
Somehow I have "search protect" on my computer, and it has screwed me

I accidentally install "search protect" onto my PC, and all has gone wrong.

I can't open regedit, msconfig, system restore, and probably a few others that I haven't found yet.

I have tried, it seems, everything. I have copied regedit to my desktop and changed name, I have ran both my anti-virus (MSE) and malware. Nothing was found. I can't get into safe mode, all my computer does it come up with a black screen.

Also my internet and loading my home page are very slow. And I can't uninstall "search protect". It tells me I need a administer and I am the only one on this computer.

And btw, my computer is a gaming computer, and I have been able to get onto internet fine, just very slow.

Also when I click on anything, I get redirected to another page, in another tab. And I can't reinstall my software, due to not getting a windows 7 disc. So am I stuck?

Any help?

-Ashley Winters

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24 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

If you can't get into safe mode and remove the offender....

I would try this first:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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24 Feb 2015   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Welcome to the forums Ashley.

You could try this:

How to remove Search Protect by Conduit Ltd | Lavasoft

It might help. The procedure is long, so read it all before you start. Post back with the results.
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24 Feb 2015   #4

Windows 7 HP 64 bit

Nope> tells me i need an administrator to use it.
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24 Feb 2015   #5

Windows 7 HP 64 bit

Can't open msconfig, Have folders unhidden, found nothing, home page is "Google", no extra search engines, and nothing is found in "about:config" for firefox
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24 Feb 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

If you are not the administrator then who is the administrator?

Who is control of this computer?

Your post #4
Nope> tells me i need an administrator to use it.
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 Somehow I have "search protect" on my computer, and it has screwed me

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