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How to remove Syncroad

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#1 Grinler


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Posted 03 October 2004 - 10:33 PM

This self-help guide will walk you through the steps to remove Syncroad
What this program does: Syncroad creates pop ups on your machine with advertisements in it. Tools Needed for this fix: HijackThis Related Tutorials: How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers & Spyware Symptoms in a HijackThis Log:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows SyncroAd] C:\Program Files\Windows SyncroAd\SyncroAd.exe
O16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - htt p://public.windupdates.com/get_file.php...

Instructions: Remove this program through the provided Add/Remove Programs entry. To uninstall it follow these steps:
  1. Enter the control panel.
  2. Double-click on the Add/Remove Programs link.
  3. Look for the entry for Wndows Syncroad or WindUpdates and uninstall it.
  4. Reboot your computer
  5. Download HijackThis and extract it to c:\hijackthis.
  6. Navigate to the c:\hijackthis directory and double-click on HijackThis
  7. When the program starts, double-click on the HijackThis icon and then click on the Scan button.
    1. If you see a O4 entry for Syncroad or a O16 entry for windupdates, put a checkmark next to that entry.
    2. Then click the Fix button
  8. If there were no matching entries, or you are finished, close HijackThis.
  9. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode
  10. Delete the following directory: C:\Program Files\Windows SyncroAd\
  11. Reboot your computer and let it boot normally.
Your computer should now be clean of the Syncroad program.

This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.

BleepingComputer.com can not be held responsible for problems that may occur by using this information. If you would like help with any of these fixes, you can post a HijackThis log in our HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum.

If you have any questions about this self-help guide then please post those questions in our AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods forum and someone will help you.

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