How can I remove paint and notwpad from my pc.

September 1, 2017 at 03:34:12
Specs: Windows 10
I can't install or download anything without paint or notepad popping up and stops it. How can I get rid of these them. Thanks

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September 1, 2017 at 05:57:33
You don't need to remove paint or notepad, you need to remove the infection that's making them popup.

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September 1, 2017 at 13:25:46
as per riider... run a few of the standard, safe pest/malware removers regularly advised here.

These are some of the items we advise on the forum; there are one or two others as well – should they be needed.

Install each using the manual/custom option – NOT the default/proffered automatic. Watch for and uncheck all pre-checked boxes – apart from the one for the utility itself. That way you avoid installing all manner of junk, and nuisance changes; much of it being a true PIA to eradicate. Sadly so many accept the default automatic installation path – and then the system slowly gets junked up…

Run them in this order:

Adwcleaner

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/do...

Malwarebytes

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

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/do...

Installs to the desktop, from you run it. It will open into a small dis style window; follow instructions therein. It will reboot the system as part of its process.

Also run ccleaner which will do much that diskcleanup does and some of the same as the above utilities.

http://filehippo.com/fr/download_cc...

Kaspersky Rescue Disk

https://support.kaspersky.co.uk/vir...

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3640...

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/det...

Download the ISO; burn to a DVD; boot with that DVD. It loads into RAM only; then goes online to update itself. After-which it will scan the system fully. It will dig out and deal with anything it finds that hides within Windows system files and which cannot be dealt with whilst Windows is booted up.

Each of the above utilities goes after different pests; although there is some overlap.

Also be aware of the freebie online virus scan from Trend Housecall - which you can easily find via Google; and this is a Russian set of anti-virus etc. utilities:

https://www.drweb.com

There are trial versions of assorted stuff; and one or two freebie items too. I have the browser plugin for Safari – and it does do wot it sez on the tin. Stops tracker pests… The resident virus/pest remover gurus on computing.net (John especially) like and use some items from the above site.

General advice re’ all-in-one utilities which claim to save the universe; no such animal exists. Utilities which offer a free online scan to find ‘n phyxe problems invariably find all sorts of stuff that isn’t for real. All done with the aim of selling you their package, which invariably you don’t need… Which having said I have used one or two in the past and they did what was required, and faster than I might have done manually. But generally best avoided, unless you really find good reasons to use them, and find solid, safe reviews.

http://www.tweaking.com is one excellent exception to the above; and there are one or two others too. They generally have a good track record; fix many startup problems etc. and often are free!

Driver scan utilities are best avoided. If you need drivers go the support area for your make of computer; or the actual hardware item. That way you get the correct drivers and no junk or other pests…

Avoid bios updates - unless “absolutely” essential.

As earlier – always use manual option to install anything you download off the web; so as to avid installing junk etc. along with the desired software.

Useful/wise to run the above pest removers/clean out utilities regularly; say once a month at least – ideally weekly… Or whenever you feel something may be amiss.

Also make your own set of recovery disks for your windows installation; and if possible an image too (Acronis or Easus). Renew them at intervals so as to have reasonably current set of disks should the worst ha[en and yo ned to rebuild the system.

Also duplicate (store) critical personal content on DVD at least (even to sets) and to an external hard drive too if possible.

And with ransomware in mind… If you don’t recognise the sender of an email then think twice (at least) before opening it… Certainly do not click on any links the email may contain…


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