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Parasite Removal Help


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#1 wulf

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 01:14 AM

Can anyone assist me with a step by step procedure for removing a parasite? Specifically toolbar888.
would appreciate the assistance!
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 10:35 AM

Have you tried to remove the program from Add/Remove in the control panel?
Have you run your antivirus?
Have you run any spyware/malware programs, and if so, which ones?
If not, I suggest these programs (they're all free):
aČ free
ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

Download these programs, update them, and then run them.
These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Helpful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 11:12 AM

Ewido should take care of it and show this in the scan log:
C:\Program Files\Toolbar888\ToolBar888.dll -> Adware.Softomate : Cleaned with backup
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