I downloaded ie-spyad tonight thinking it would be a good idea. Within an hour, I found that I was unable to log into some sites of which I'm a member, because of blocked cookies. I attempted to add those sites to my allowed list in several different ways, but it doesn't work because every page has a slightly different address.
So, I decided to uninstall. I did actually read the "Read Me" file associated with this, so I figured I would have no problem. I should say that I shut down my Internet Explorer between each try, then opened up again to see if the problem was solved. I also rebooted once. So, first I tried the "Install batch" file. No. I then went to my Security Settings in Internet Explorer...changed them all back to default. Then I tried to remove each entry from my blocked list. Shut down again...entries still there.
Then, I used the "ie-ads-uninst" file. It assured me that it was uninstalled. Nope. I tried the "Install batch" file again. It assured me it was gone. No again. Then I went to my "regedit" to see if any stars or the like had been placed in the Zone Alarm - Domains entries. Didn't look any different from when I navigated there earlier. Granted, I really know nothing about the Registry. So, after reading some more, I tried to merge the "ie-ads-uninst" into my Registry. Again, I got the confirmation that the file had been sucessfully imported. Opened up IE again, files are still in my blocked list!
Do I sound a little frustrated?
I really need some help to successfully navigate my Registry to remove everything ie-spyad installed. I know nothing about my Registry, and will likely screw it up without guidance.
I guess I should've learn my lesson. I tried to use some parental controls to keep my 13 year old off sites he shouldn't be on...major problems.
Anyway, sorry for the long winded story. If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it. One of the sites I can't get on is eBay...and I'm trying to get my husband a new cell phone!