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Post by leseil612 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:17 pm

I must admit that I am addicted to freebies, I love testing them and trying them out. The one downside is that the saying, "there is no such thing as a free lunch" always applies as along with the freebie your browser gets changed, your homepage gets changed and popup adverts appear. Over the years I have learned how to get rid of these things and have successfully reverted my machine to the status quo. Unfortunately I am having trouble with a popup that so far has eluded me. I am using Chrome and although I have removed (Search Conduit, which was the malware) I am still getting the popup so I am now searching the registry for the devil in there. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Post by SithTracy on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:15 pm

Give Malwarebytes a peek... There is a pay version and a free (manual use) version. I have the paid and it runs as a TSR. Boot in safe mode and run it for the best luck at finding and killing the malware. May take a couple of runs.
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Post by leseil612 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:46 am

Thanks Tracy
I downloaded Malwarebyes and it found 12 malware items and removed them on reboot. My computer has never been as quick. bow 
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Post by leseil612 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:46 am

PS
I like freebies even better now.
LOL
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Post by zebadee on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:01 am

Hi Smile
If you don't already.
Regular use of CCleaner will help.

General use:-


But run Registry cleaner too!
Before.

After.

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Post by satrat on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:08 pm

Hi Les, me I use bitdefender total security 2014, malwarebytes,ccleaner all easy on the pc resources and fire fox

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Post by zebadee on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:55 am

satrat wrote:Hi Les, me I use bitdefender total security 2014, malwarebytes,ccleaner all easy on the pc resources and fire fox

Hi Smile
Me too........................  sunglasses2 
I find "Tuneup" + "Game mode" work really well.




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Post by satrat on Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:39 am

Nice one zeb how do you grab the interface and post it

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Post by zebadee on Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:26 pm

satrat wrote:Nice one zeb how do you grab the interface and post it

Hi Smile
Just right click on icon in task bar.
Then left click "Show".

 

Alternative.
Just click here:


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Post by leseil612 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:33 pm

Excellent Martin I also, will remember that. Incidentally as far as keeping the computer relatively healthy I use SYSTEM MECHANIC. It does a good job in a number of areas but it did not help with the malware popups. I like CRAPCLEANER and I have toyed with the idea of going for their paid version BUT I have boosted my subscription to SYSTEM MECHANIC until November 2015. Ces't la vie
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Post by satrat on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:08 am

zebadee wrote:
satrat wrote:Nice one zeb how do you grab the interface and post it

Hi Smile
Just right click on icon in task bar.
Then left click "Show".

 

Alternative.
Just click here:

zeb i know how to access the interface how do I post them on the forum do you use something like snag it

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Post by zebadee on Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:44 am

satrat wrote:
zeb i know how to access the interface how do I post them on the forum do you use something like snag it
Hi Smile
Sorry about that.
I use SnagIt.
If you don't have that.
Try "Faststone Capture".
or
"WinSnap ver 1"
Version 1 is free, later ones not.
Attaching images I use either Imageshack, or the forums own.
See HERE...  anicam 

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Post by satrat on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:27 am

Cheers Zeb  thumbsup 

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