I downoaded free sound recorder and then couldn't get rid of it.
I then downloaded SpyGuard to try and get rid of it. I then couldn't get rid of that.
Eventually, with instructions from another site I downloaed and used Malbytes, SuperAntispyware and Avira Antivirus to get rid of them.
By this I mean, I was able to uninstall them from the uprogram list in the install/uninstall folder as well as the icons from desktop and the folders in the start window.
Two things concern me though. First is that the name free sound is still an option (I think) on my Thunderbird toolbar (it is unchecked and I don't want to risk activating anything by messing with it).
Secondly, the final step in the instructions I followed from Remove-malware.com included pasting a command in the Run program, and use xp security console. But I found that neither the command nor program works in Vista.
I went to the Microsoft page linked to the instructions:
but it's all gobbledy goop to me.
The last time I ran the above mentioned antivirus programs all I got were a tracking cookies (I think that's what it said they were).
So, my questions are:
How likely is it that I have gotten rid of the above the programs - and if not:
In simple layman's terms, how can I check and delete any security restrictions that may have been inserted by free sound, and/or spyguard
Also, is there anything else I should do that I've missed?
I'd appreciate any help you can give