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Cannot remove Zquirrel search box

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#1 Daedelus


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:18 PM

Hello all,
I'm hoping someone can help me with my issue.  I recently have been getting a popup from zquirrel that I have not been able to remove no matter what I've tried.  I've run Malwarebytes, Adwcleaner, JRT and Trend MicroTitanium - in regular and safe modes to no avail. My only clue to where I might have the issue is a registry entry that cannot be deleted by JRT.
Failed to delete: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_AB07B1466986ED1D55D1B9B12122E276 (Registry Value) 
Attached is the image of the search box. 
Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:39 PM

Reset Chrome...
Click on "Customize and control Google Chrome":
Click "Settings" then "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the screen.
Click "Reset browser settings" button.
Restart Chrome.

If the above didn't help....

Reinstall Chrome...
If you want to save your bookmarks...
How to Backup Bookmarks in Google Chrome
If you want to save your passwords as well see here: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-backup-saved-passwords-in-google-chrome-browser/

  • Close all Chrome windows and tabs.
  • Go to the Start menu > Control Panel. (Windows 8 users: Learn how to access the Control Panel)
  • Click Programs and Features.
  • Double-click Google Chrome.
  • Click Uninstall from the confirmation dialog. Delete your user profile information, like your browser preferences, bookmarks, and history, by selecting the "Also delete your browsing data" checkbox.

Install fresh copy.

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