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#1 tomcatlover

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 02:37 PM

Like a dummy I tried downloading Minecraft for the grandkids, to this pc, and got all kinds of the associated little popups to download various 'helpers'. I immediately stopped the download, uninstalled the Minecraft program, and yet something called Vosteran Search tab keeps loading, in spite of having removed it. I ran Hitmanpro to get rid of a bunch of riskware and tracking cookies, but this Vosteran Search tab still loads when I start Google Chrome. I've removed it from the settings and done everything I'm supposed to do.............I can't shake this thing.  What am I missing here?   I've rebooted as many times as required by Hitmanpro. 


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#2 tomcatlover

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 03:11 PM

Ok.....................I just ran MWB, and quarantined the items found. All popups here are gone, but the Vosteran Search tab is back. I'm perplexed


Edited by tomcatlover, 24 December 2014 - 03:16 PM.

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 04:45 PM

I was able to get this straightened out. It was a matter of changing the settings in Chrome. Everything's working fine, but I'll keep this bookmarked in case anything pops up.


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 05:15 PM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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