Solved How to resurect laptop from glitches.

May 22, 2015 at 02:13:41
Specs: Win. 7, i7/8GB
Will a systems recovery work even after a system restored was done to remove any viruses, worms, trojans etc...I did a system restore twice and the glitches are still around. Changing sites, advertizing etc.. Very annoying.

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May 22, 2015 at 02:37:43
Would be perhaps better- initially at least - to consider a few clean out utilities; and there are several regularly recommended and used here by the regulars. All are free. Install each using the "manual or custom" option - NOT the automatic. Using the automatic option more or less guarantees assorted unwanted items installed, unwanted changes made to the system, as they are ("helpfully") pre-checked for you... Always instal software manually..

Download and run in this order:



Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)

JRT will install to the desktop from where you run it. It will open a small dos style window; follow the instructions therein. It will reboot the system as part of its routine.


Kaspersky Rescue Disk (this is an IOS file which you burn to to a DVD; then boot with the DVD. It will load itself into RAM only and then go online to update itself. After-which it will scan the hard drive fully and deal with anything it finds. There are often pests that hie within windows and cannot be easily removed whilst windows is booted up; the Kaspersky disk being Linux based and running outside of windows can deal many/most (all???) of them.

And this link is to another site that details perhaps more clearly how to burn/use the Kaspersky Rescue disk (should the above Kaspersky how to not be clear unuff...?):

Also what make and model is your computer?

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May 22, 2015 at 11:39:46
I have a HP Pavilion Dv7 about 5 years old. I also use Kaspersky internet security 2014 and it's updated also. Will Kaspersky allow me to install these programs without waring notices? Will these programs jepordize existing files, pics, music or existing programs?

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May 22, 2015 at 12:47:40
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Kaspersky Rescue disk operates a little differently to when it's installed with in the windows OS. The windows version of Kaspersky obviously is limited by the problems as mentioned in my initial response... The Rescue Disk is Linux based and not hindered by the actual windows OS; so I would still advise running it - so as to be sure in that regard.

All of the utilities mentioned will install and run OK without problems. If - per chance windows installed Kaspersky flagged any of them a possible threat - ignore the warning (on this occasion only).

As you can boot up nonetheless.. I would ensure "all" my personal files (whatever they may be) are also copied/duplicated to external media; typically dvd, but to an external hard drive too is nice(r). That way you are then assured that you will lose nothing if per chance "anything" should happen (safety first at all times).

Also set a restore point prior to each (windows utility) installation; again a safety factor... I seem to recall ccleaner (at least creates) one as per, and possibly the others do so too.

One other utility to run as well:

- and again safe to use; and this is run within windows (ideally safe-mode, but normal is OK). It "fixes" a wide range of windows running problems - and does get rid of some pests too. I would only run it if, after the above cleaning routines, there are any other windows problems existent. No point to run routines if there is no need (is my policy)... I stress it is safe to use and does what it says on the tin... It is a freebie but they appreciate wee donation if you feel so inclined.

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May 22, 2015 at 13:25:19
On downloading filhippo do you have to accept the ask toolbar?

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May 22, 2015 at 13:43:30
I don't see it as an option when I click on the downloads.. And certainly you don't need it... So if the option is there to decline - do so. All you want is/are the actual utility/utilities...

And again - carefully (using the manual installation option - NOT the automatic) uncheck "anything and everything" that is already (so helpfully) pre-checked for you. Install "only" each utility itself.

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May 23, 2015 at 05:53:26
"do you have to accept the ask toolbar?"

NO! it's malware! Do NOT install any toolbars!

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