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Missing Install.log(s), Exetender Player, Free Games

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#1 aaronb11


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 05:50 PM

Hellow BC,

Over the past 3 days I've tried to repair problems with an acer laptop running Windows 7 64 bit. The original problem, as I thought at the time, was:
  • Too much storage being used by an assortment of free games (free ride games, popcap, etc)
  • noticeably slow start up
  • slow download of Chrome browser
  • avast would not start web shield
  • multiple toolbars

My first attempts to fix included:
  • download & run Ccleaner uninstaller to remove the games 1 by 1
  • run avast scan & boot time scan - infections found & treated
  • run malwarbytes (logs still available)
  • uninstall outdated Norton & Mcafee
  • Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool - a handful of infections were found & treated
  • Combofix

This resulted in a re-occuring "Exetender Player Fatal Error" on start up. I used msconfig to unchecked that feature. Avast was still with the 1 web shield disabled. Several attempts to uninstall avast > reboot > install > reboot failed. After a reboot following a fresh install, the shield failed to enabled.

I restored back to a check point prior to getting the laptop & successfully installed Avast. Then I realized I still had icon images from the games still on my desktop from the games (they were faded-out & without the normal presentation of colors) & the attempts to uninstall them again gave errors for missing install.log's, included for exetender install.logs.

As I can remember I've included all the steps I've taken. I'm not sure these are all different problems so I described what I can remember. I have the thread watched & am receiving emails. Currently, I wish to remove all traces of these games (and the remaining traces of norton online back up) however, I know there may be additional problems I'm not aware of.

Edited by aaronb11, 22 March 2011 - 05:53 PM.

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