Solved Remove malware entirely from computer

April 18, 2013 at 08:39:19
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,
I have a couple of malware programs that are almost impossible to remove. Specifically, they are the Babylon Toolbar and MixDJ V2 Toolbar. I've tried Add/Remove, but one of them is not there and the other one just won't respond when I click remove. I've tried "Manage Add-ons", but can't remove them from there. I can only disable them, but they just re-enable themsevles. I've even found the folder they are in on the C: drive, but it won't let me delete them there, saying the the I don't have access. I've also run the Malwarebytes program, but it did not catch these. I have considered trying to remove them via DOS, but I don't really know how to use DOS so I am a bit nervous about that. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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#1
April 18, 2013 at 10:14:44
✔ Best Answer

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#2
April 18, 2013 at 12:35:21
There is no DOS in XP onwards, only command prompt which won't help because it is an emulator running in Windows. DOS was OK in the old days because you could run it on its own.

Linux can run from a CD outside of Windows but ADWCleaner, already mentioned, is the best way to go on this issue.

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#3
April 18, 2013 at 14:41:20

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#4
April 18, 2013 at 15:20:28
I like ADWCleaner - had a minor issue with an earlier version but it's just fine now.

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#5
April 25, 2013 at 19:33:42
Thank you guys so much! After spending countless hours trying to figure out where the malware was hiding, AdwCleaner seems to have gotten rid of all the problems. Should have come to this website first! Thanks again.

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#6
April 25, 2013 at 19:44:01
Glad to hear it and thx for letting us know

Errr....if you come back I wonder if Best Answer should be given to response #1 as that first suggested ADWCleaner on this post - I only added a few bits and bobs. Up to you obviously.

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#7
April 26, 2013 at 06:45:32
Well, sure. I just appreciated the enlightenment about DOS and XP, but I will change the best answer to XPUser's response if I can figure out how. Thanks again to both of you.

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#8
April 26, 2013 at 08:24:58
That's fine - glad you found my additions useful tho.

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