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How Do I Get Rid Of 180solutions.searchassistant?

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#1 Orca7


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Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:50 PM

I ran Spybot-and it says my computer is infected with 180 Solutions.SearchAssistant-but, it cannot remove it. I tried SpyCatcher, Ad-Aware SE, System Mechanic 5, McAfee---and these don't even mention thee above. However, I have noticed-that sometimes when I click a link to some websites---instead of the website I entered--I am re-routed to another website such as; Google Search, a weak and pathetic porn page, or to an advertisement page. I have tried all the software I mentioned above in the Safe Mode--and still-------it's still there. Is there another way to remove this unwanted-'whatever'.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 12:28 AM

Try aČ free and ewido security suite (Windows 2000 and XP, only).

If that doesn't help rid you of the problem, then:

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully!!!

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:06 AM

Sometimes there is an entry in Add/Remove to uninstall it.

Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > highlight "180 Search Assistant" if listed and select remove.

Also download and run Symantec's 180Search Removal Tool after using ewido and a2 free as instructed by tg1911.

When done delete the following folder [if present]:
C:\Programs\180searchassistant\ <-- this folder
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