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#1 jazzyul23

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:08 PM

A program appeared on my computer that I did not download or install. It is called Ares Ultra. I believe it to be a virus but am not sure and now I am having problems with my monitor shutting down unexpectedly. I do not know for sure if this is related to the unwanted program or not. I cannot seem to remove it as it does not appear in my Add/Remove Programs list. Please help.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 10:27 PM

From what I can find out, it should show up in the Add/Remove program list. Are you the only user on the computer? Kids are great at installing programs and then hiding them by removing them from the list.
It is a file sharing program. The free version comes bundled with adware.
http://ares.en.softonic.com/

Read the posts here, especially #8.
http://www.gnutellaforums.com/lounge/72383...ultra-help.html

It would be a good idea to run a scan with Super Antispyware, too.
Install Super Antispyware free. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 10:39 PM

Ares Ultra is a file sharing program that enables users to share digital files.

The correct way to remove any program is to use Add/Remove Programs from the Control Panel first, then delete the folder if it still exists. If there is no entry in Add/Remove, then you would look in the program's folder for an uninstall.exe and use that. You may have to do this in "Safe Mode".

However, I have read that there have been reported problems with trying to uninstall this program when your firewall is set to allow it access. Check your firewall settings and deny Ares from having further access
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