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How do I uninstall Powershell???


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#1 timb120

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 08:39 PM

How do I uninstall Powershell?  It's causing computer games to minimize and programs to hang every minute, making work extremely frustrating and difficult.  (I do video game art)  How do I get rid of it permanently?  I don't want it on my computer at all.  It's a useless program.  I can't find it in the list of updates or installed programs, but it's there.  Please help me guys!  This stupid Powershell is just as bad as a virus!  I'm fixing to find everything with the word "Powershell" in it and deleting it manually.



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 08:58 PM

You can uninstall it by going to Installed Updates.

1. Click on “Control Panel” in “Start menu”
2. Go to “Uninstall a program” in “Control Panel”
3. Click on “View installed updates” in “Programs and Features”
4. Right click on Update which reads Powershell and uninstall it.

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 09:26 PM

I can't find it in the list of installed programs or updates.



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 09:31 PM

Powershell isn't your problem; Poweliks most likely is. Download/run the Poweliks removal tool from Eset or Symantic.



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 09:51 PM

Is Poweliks the new fad hackers are doing to piss people off?  Because it's working.  I'll take it look at it but I still want powershell off my computer.  Any help would be much appreciated.



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:06 PM

Powliks will patch your machine with latest version of powershell if powershell is already not installed.
So, if you find multiple dllhost.exe (comsurrogate) or conhost.exe with registry entries in their commandline argument (check taskmanager for details) making your pc crawl, you are infected, most probably..
For information, read the article (donot attempt fix unless you are pretty sure of doing it)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-poweliks-trojan
Powliks is expected to call his friends to your machine sooner or later.

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:24 PM

Thanks for the tip. Apparently I had the virus. The link you provide basically went through every problem I was having. I downloaded the Symantic tool, used it as per their instructions and the report said it removed it. I'm going to do a virus scan with 360 Total Security followed by Malwarebytes. Any other suggestions?

I really wish these losers would get laid or something so they wouldn't feel like being a menace to society.

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:32 PM

Thank you for letting us you you seem to have resolved your issue. Do you still want to keep your Malware Topic open? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559609/something-is-wrong-with-ie/

If not, I can close it for you. Otherwise you should be getting a reply shortly from one of the volunteers.

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:44 PM

I think it would be best to leave it open for any additional steps I should take to ensure my computer is safe.  I'll update my post with the information.

 

Thanks guys.  I really appreciate it.  This stuff can get really frustrating.

 

Just saw I couldn't edit my original post and adding another post will bump it.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:16 PM

You can PM me the exact content for the malware post. And I'll edit it in for you.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:42 PM

pm'd  Thanks!






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