I was doing some "Fall House Cleaning" and spotted a program I thought I had gotten rid of previously!
I thought I had uninstalled/got rid of this darned thing months ago! But it is still around!! I wonder if this could be causing most of, if not all of the problems I am experiencing! The program is: "Internet Explorer Toolbar 4.9" by Sweetpack. I had done an internet search previously and read that it can be a pain in the arse to deal with! At that time I believe I came on here and got help to get ris of it. At least I thought I had gotten rid of it! Apparently it must be in with an update for one of the programs I have on my computer or is an "Auto-install" with one of the websites or is "needed" for one of the programs I use.
The Problems I am experiencing are:
1) All of my web browsers crash and load very slowly when I click on any Yahoo.com page.
2) My computer frezees up on start up, freezes when I click on any Yahoo.com page, Freezes when I have a certain number of tabs/windows open, and sometimes freezes when I try to stream music and then one of my programs wants to do an update!
3) I update my anti-malware, anti-virus, and anti-spyware programs and then do scans but nothing but cookies show up! But then Stuff like this happens, THings/prorgams I thought I got rid of suddenly re-appear!
4) on almost every webpage I encounter some sort of error message stating there is a script error! Especially when I am on Yahoo and sometimes on Facebook!
Thnigs I have done to try and solve these problems:
1) Clear/empty the web browsers and my computers cache.
2) Clear the Cookies.
3) Deleted programs that I never use, from my Desktop/computer. even some "security" programs that sere used to eliminate or help to identify previous problems I had.
4) Cleared Browsing History
5) Defraged the Hard Drive.
6) Updated my Security Programs and ran scans. Only Cookies showed up. And when spmething does show up I take care of it immediately!
There are other things I have done, but they are program or Website spefic. Like contacting: Yahoo.com, ESPN.com, and others about problems I was experiencing at that time with their websites.
Can anyone tell me if this is causing or may be contributing to the problems I am experiencing? And if it is how can I permantly get rid of it and prevent it from installing again?