Websteroids & Yahoo Community toolbar are a pain in the arse

December 14, 2013 at 07:57:03
Specs: Windows Vista
Please please can you tell me how to get rid of Websteroids and yahoo community tool bar ?? It keeps showing averts that I dont want and playing the stupid games, I tried to download a real player and ended up with this crap. Please help, its driving me crazy.

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#1
December 14, 2013 at 08:07:53
Click start>control panel>programs, then look in the list for those and then click uninstall, and uninstall them one at a time. You have to wait for one uninstall to finish before another can start. After doing this I would then download malwarebytes, install it, unchecking the "realtime'' trial offer, it will install and want to update, let it update, then run a full scan, it will bring up a list of items some checked some not checked, right click on an empty check box, and select "check all items", then remove the selected items, it will likely ask you to restart if it has found something. That should help clean up the computer. Here's a link to malwarebytes it is the download on the top right of the page, not the left one:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

If your home page and search engines were changed let us know as those may need to be removed manually from the web browser.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#2
December 14, 2013 at 08:15:58
Ok thanks but I have tried uninstalling all programs on the date that I downloaded this crap. Will the malwarebytes get rid of it ?

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#3
December 14, 2013 at 08:20:39
Try malwarebytes then. Yes it get rids of lots of nasties, it is a good tool to run.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#4
December 14, 2013 at 08:40:38
You may also want to try Avasts browser cleanup utility.

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownlo...

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#5
December 14, 2013 at 12:51:10
Hi Karl1972,

adwcleaner should help solve the problem if the Avast cleaner doesn't do it...good luck:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

In the future maybe try paying attention to what is included in a download and uncheck it BEFORE you install the product.

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#6
December 14, 2013 at 14:05:36
After running all the above tools, Copy & Paste the contents of the logs in your next post please.

Then Run Junkware Removal Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...
Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan. Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.


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