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Some Toolbar Installed Itself without Me Knowing! I heard its a virus and I can't get it off!


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#1 AlyRuth

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 09:59 PM

So I was in the middle of revamping my desktop and I went on CNET to get spyware-free accessories and I downloaded this. The clock was ugly in itself so I uninstalled it but it apparently installed something called "Somoto Toolbar" on IE. Now, I used Firefox 4, but ZoneAlarm told me "Somoto Toolbar is trying to access the internet" I denied it, but I don't know how to get it off! My computers running slow already and spazzed once when I initially installed the clock. (Firefox crashed and the computer froze for about a minute). There's other complaint on CNET about Somoto so I know I got it from the clock. Help?

Edit: It also changed my homepage to Bing.com

Edit 2: I just got an error titled "GetLastError". :/ Copy & Paste no longer works.

Edited by AlyRuth, 27 December 2010 - 08:15 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:35 PM

Forget it; I'm going somewhere else for help.

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:57 AM

Sorry for the delayed response but staff members are all volunteers who assist members as time permits. Unfortunately, this means sometimes a topic thread will get overlooked when requests for assistance get backed up.

Many toolbars and Add-ons come bundled with other software and can be removed via Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel or Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7 so check there first.
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