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Ascentive software

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#1 Luchito


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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:15 PM

Unfortunately I installed this software before reading various topics on how bad the software is and that it is a scam.
Initially it did fix some problems I had, such as missing .dll files, etc. But I'm not so sure now, and it could be slowing down my computer.
Does anyone know for sure what the deal is? What should I do to find if it is affecting my system? And if it is, to completely remove it and replace it with alternate legitimate software?

Any help on resolving this issue is greatly appreciated and my thanks in advance for your help!

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#2 o_rly


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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:14 PM

Have you tried the Revo Uninstaller?

Edited by o_rly, 21 May 2009 - 09:17 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:56 AM

Revouninstaller is tops!

i wish people would research stuff before leaping into the abyse !!


condolences, Luchito.. but hey, make sure your banking details etc. are safe !!

#4 Luchito

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:37 AM

Thanks o_rly.
The Revo Uninstaller took care of getting rid of the Ascentive software. Don't know if this will make my computer run faster, but it is just peace of mind to not have that software on my system anymore.

#5 garmanma


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Posted 23 May 2009 - 04:24 PM

I've heard good things about Secunia
You can download the free program or do an online scan
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