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Removing Pinterest from a laptop


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#1 bbbboyd

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

I have a laptop and my homepage was taken over by Pinterest and I can't out how to remove anywhere. I have ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and it did not fix it. Is there a program that is specifically used to remove Pinterest?

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Edited by hamluis, 19 March 2013 - 09:21 AM.
Corrected typo in title - Hamluis.


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#2 noknojon

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

Hi -
The chances are that someone else logged you in via facebook or an email with this attached -

 

Start the bug removal with: Download AdWare Cleaner and install it
Close all open programs and browsers as the program will reboot your computer
NOTE: You may need to disable your Antivirus while this runs Information on A/V control (temp disable) HERE if needed
XP users Double click on the program to run it
Note: Vista and Windows users, Right click and select Run as Admin......
Select DELETE
Confirm each time with OK
Your computer will Reboot and a notepad text will show the results
Please post that back here


Next -
Junkware Removal Tooll by thisisu
Download Junkware Removal Tool
Disable your Antivirus program if required
For vista and windows 7 right click on the tool and select run as administrator
After the scan is completed, post the generated log here.

 

Another given version is, if you have visited the site then also use the removal steps below >
Basic removal Steps:
1. Sign in to Pinterest.
2. Navigate to Pinterest Settings page.
3. Now click on Deactivate button.
4. Confirm deletion by selecting the option Yes, I want deactivate my account.

 

Finally try the reset of your normal home page - Please list the browser that causes this problem for instructions -

 

Thank You -



#3 bbbboyd

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

Hi -
The chances are that someone else logged you in via facebook or an email with this attached -

 

Start the bug removal with: Download AdWare Cleaner and install it
Close all open programs and browsers as the program will reboot your computer
NOTE: You may need to disable your Antivirus while this runs Information on A/V control (temp disable) HERE if needed
XP users Double click on the program to run it
Note: Vista and Windows users, Right click and select Run as Admin......
Select DELETE
Confirm each time with OK
Your computer will Reboot and a notepad text will show the results
Please post that back here


Next -
Junkware Removal Tooll by thisisu
Download Junkware Removal Tool
Disable your Antivirus program if required
For vista and windows 7 right click on the tool and select run as administrator
After the scan is completed, post the generated log here.

 

Another given version is, if you have visited the site then also use the removal steps below >
Basic removal Steps:
1. Sign in to Pinterest.
2. Navigate to Pinterest Settings page.
3. Now click on Deactivate button.
4. Confirm deletion by selecting the option Yes, I want deactivate my account.

 

Finally try the reset of your normal home page - Please list the browser that causes this problem for instructions -

 

Thank You -

Ran AdwCleaner and it did not find Pinterest. Bummer! What now?

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#4 noknojon

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:20 PM

After AdWare Cleaner runs - Your computer will Reboot and a notepad text will show the results
Please post that back here for review -

 

Please run Junkware Removal Tooll by thisisu as posted above.

After the scan is completed, post the generated log back here.

 

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:24 AM

What do you mean by "my homepage was taken over by Pinterest"?

Pinterest (to the best of my knowledge) is not an installed program. I use Pinterest on 2 computers and did not have to install anything but the Pin It button in my Favorites bar.

Have you tried resetting your homepage to whatever page you prefer?




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