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Removing Cyberdefender


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#1 fquinonez

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:34 PM

Hello,

Unluckily I entered a website (maxmyspeed.com) and downloaded a supposedely free program I tought would help my computer. This turned out to be Cyberdefender and it was not free. Now I am trying to uninstall, but whatever I try does not work. I've tried the uninstall link the program put in the "Start/All Programs" menu and "Add/Remove Software" from the control panel. Nothing happens.

In some internet posts I've read this is a trojan virus; others say it is just a program. Regardless, I need to get it as far away from my computer as possible.

Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.

Thank you,
Francisco

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:42 PM

Might be because it is loaded in memory.
Try it in safe mode.
Tap F8 repeatedly when your system starts up & select safe mode from the list.

See if it works then.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:49 PM

It seem`s Cyberdefender and it`s legitimacy is a big point of conjecture depending on where you read about it.

One thing there is little conjecture about is the usefulness of offers like those of speedup my pc and other similar offers\programs that the TV airwaves now seem to be cluttered with. The general consensus, here and else where, is they are snake oil = useless at best, possible malware at the worst.




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