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Cannot Remove SearchScopes


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:39 PM

Hi!

 

Hope I'm not breaking any posting rules. I found some entries that included references to SearchScopes, but nothing specific.

 

It's showing up randomly. After Avast reported blocking malicious sites, I traced the problem to Internet Explorer keys in the registry. ADWCleaner detected it once, but Malwarebytes and Avast didn't. The attacks and the software are no longer being detected, but it's still in my registry. {per a search using Farbar}. I attempted to delete the entries manually in the admin account, but was not allowed to. I didn't bother monkeying with the permissions. Arachibutyrophobia already recommended doing a system recovery to correct a mistake I made with the Group Policy.

 

My concern is that I inadvertently installed it while trying to remove the new system's bloatware {HP Intel 1.6 quad core/1T hard drive/4G memory/Windows 10} and stop Defender from eating literally half of my resources--I'm usually very careful when installing new utilities and only download them from your site, or sites/utilities recommended by your members--I suspect it might have been part of Security Task Manager from Neuber or Autoruns, but it's just a guess. Since I wasn't allowed to manually delete the entries and found very little info on the web, I'm having trouble determining if SearchScopes is malware or a Windows 10 thing. I really don't want to make the same time-consuming mistake after the recovery, but I'll still need to remove the bloatware again, and Autoruns is a great timesaver. Do I need to be concerned about SearchScopes, or is it just another Windows 10 headache app?

 

Thanks!!

 

 



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:10 PM

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:58 PM

This one requires a deeper look and a repost.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:19 PM

Hi no harm done just follow that guide so we can clean it.
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