How can I remove Bible Gateway?

May 29, 2015 at 10:07:30
Specs: Windows 7
Bible quotes keep appearing, how can I remove this?
EXAMPLE
Psalm 103:17-18English Standard Version (ESV)
“But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.”
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#1
May 29, 2015 at 10:27:20
perhaps run a couple of nuisance removers:

malwarebytes (free)

http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...

adwcleaner

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

ccleaner

http://filehippo.com/download_cclea...

Install each using the "manual" option; do NOT use the automatic path. That automatic path has all manner of stuff "helpfully pre-checked" to install - stuff you neither need nor want. Frequently when one uses the automatic path you end up with messages various from wherever... and often a lot of other problems too in time.

All of the above are free, safe to use etc.; but still use the manual path - and check that nothing else is checked to install.


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#2
May 29, 2015 at 13:37:26
That site doesn't look to be associated with malware. In what way do they 'keep appearing'? Do they popup on your screen or are they coming via email?

If you have their software on your computer you can always uninstall it.


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#3
May 29, 2015 at 14:03:16
I would incline to agree that the "pop up" doesn't read as though malware by the usual standards... However "anything" that keeps popping up uninvited...(especially if the user has not not installed anything (knowingly) that would allow it) is to me in the class of malware. At least it's a pest and the usual utils may clear it?

Equally a pop blocker might stop it happening at least - but to actually remove it would be better?


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#4
May 29, 2015 at 14:07:47
Where and when are you seeing these quotes?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
May 29, 2015 at 14:19:03
The program you wanted removed is called "Verse of the Day" from Bible Gateway. To remove it see this link http://www.uninstalltip.com/post/Ho...

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#6
May 29, 2015 at 14:42:25
It does seem a little "unbiblical" (I hesitate to say religious or specify any given religion) to actively install (however it's done) software that insists on popping up "texts various..." Regardless of one's religious or spiritual preferences/motivations, it is surely inappropriate; could be construed as invasive/intrusive at least - and not at all in accordance with any accepted norms of behaviour?

That the source acknowledges it's not easy to remove their software is equally unacceptable; and suggest an element of arrogance to say the least... They clearly know they are intrusive and don't seem to care?

Meanwhile thanks to Xp**User for the link; always useful to have such items "on file".


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#7
May 29, 2015 at 17:43:14
Yeah, good find XPUser.

I expect Revo Uninstaller would also have handled it but I doubt that "Carbonite" would have sprung to mind.

If the user didn't ask for it then I would definitely regard it as malware.

PeterHargrave
I would be inclined to first try the general methods given in the link at #5 rather than jump straight in with the blue "Download Uninstaller" button, because it seems to be a general uninstaller file "HelpUninstaller_setup.exe". Unless someone can vouch for it of-course.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#8
May 30, 2015 at 01:06:09
Hi thanks for info it appears I only when I am in Google Chrome and also the page spins one spin each time I select a different or next page, with Outlook it displays full page then after a second or two only part page . With IE there is no problem????

I have AVG and CCleaner installed and run regularly. Does this mean Chrome is the problem?

Thanks again

Peter


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#9
May 30, 2015 at 01:09:29
Top or bottom of page are the usual places.

Thanks


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#10
May 30, 2015 at 01:44:36
Perhaps remove (as in uninstall) Chrome, then empty recycle- bin. Reboot (power down fully) and see if that helps? Not the usual way of dealing with pests but who knows...? However if it has installed i(insinuated) itself in the manner it has then simply; removing Chrome etc. isn't very likely to resolve it. The registry will likely be heavily populated by its junk.

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#11
May 30, 2015 at 01:45:13
"I have AVG and CCleaner installed and run regularly"
If infected, these cannot help.

"Does this mean Chrome is the problem?"
Not necessarily, but without viewing logs, it is impossible to guide you.

Please Copy & Paste the contents of the log from AdwCleaner please.


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#12
May 30, 2015 at 03:02:15
Occasionally some sites are geared towards a particular browser, and that software won't display properly (if at all) on other browsers. I see links tagged as being best viewed on this browser or that; optimised for whichever browser...

Besides the utilities I suggested earlier... Might be useful to run Junware Removal Tool (JRT) and also the Kaspersky rescue Disk. On a dodgy iPad2 just now which since upgraded to latest iOS8.x doesn't work as well as it did on iOS7. Not easy to switch between two safari windows without losing content entered here as a reply whilst checking source material in a second window. But those two utilities are easily found - one from filehippo or bleepingcomputer, the other directly from Kaspersky


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#13
May 30, 2015 at 03:16:58
Thanks trvir,
To be honest it has cost me so much time and effort and still not succeeded so I will just revert to IE and get on with my work doing a daily clean with AVG and CCleaner.
Maybe I am just cynical but I have a suspicion software developers trying to highlight their product are the source?????
I shall just stop using Google Chrome until Google sorts it.

Thanks again


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#14
May 30, 2015 at 03:58:43
"until Google sorts it"
It is not up to Google to sort, it is up to you to get rid of what is on your comp, that is attacking Chrome.

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#15
May 30, 2015 at 05:10:46
On a proper computer now (Mac Mini)

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

Kaspersky Rescue Dusk:

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/4162

http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/8092

http://tinyurl.com/373ojxb

The advantage of Kaspersky is that it runs (it's Linux based) outside of the installed OS. You boot with the DVD (after downloading and burning the ISO to a DVD) and it loads into RAM only. Thus the entire hard drive is now available for a full scan...; and many pests that hide/insulate themselves from any utility running within windows can now be dealt with.

Whilst I can understand your pheelings of phrustrayhun... I'd still perservere with eradicating the pest... You may discover you have other nuisances lurking too - and they will likely be dealt with at the same time...

Stick with and heed any advice from Johnw and others here very well versed in dealing with such pests.


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#16
May 30, 2015 at 08:29:07
Yes until Google sorts it either with a patch or on a message, it is attacking their software and irritating it's users who will simply stop using it as happened a few years ago with IE. if not I will simply use other IPs. I appreciate all the advice I have been given particularly on this site but nothing seems to work and I can't wait for an eventual response which may or may not fix it. I'll stick with microsoft and their solutions until something better or faster turns up.

Many thanks

Peter


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#17
May 30, 2015 at 08:36:59
Even if you just run ADWCleaner, (which is just a small file you save then double click on to run it), I would be surprised if it finds nothing. The programs mentioned in #1 are all quite safe, free, and widely used both on here and other security forums. They all find what AV's miss and are almost always used as an initial check.

Having any "nasty" this is lurking could give rise to other issues. AVG is a virus checker and they AV's rarely find browser malware. CCleaner is just a clean up facility. Good though it is, malware and viruses are not what it looks for.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#18
May 30, 2015 at 15:38:56
Is the topic still about bible verses? It's beginning to sound like you're having browser problems beyond unwanted witnessing (as my parents used to call it).

Anyway while googlng yesterday I noticed some people complaining about toolbars that linked to bible sites. Anti malware software usually picks up on any toolbar but you might check anyway.


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#19
May 30, 2015 at 15:57:46
Yep. ADWCleaner (and Junkware Removal Tool) root out toolbars particularly - even if hidden.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#20
May 30, 2015 at 16:05:32
"I have AVG and CCleaner installed and run regularly"
If infected, these cannot help.

"Does this mean Chrome is the problem?"
Not necessarily, but without viewing logs, it is impossible to guide you.

Please Copy & Paste the contents of the log from AdwCleaner please.

"until Google sorts it"
It is not up to Google to sort, it is up to you to get rid of what is on your comp, that is attacking Chrome.


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