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Finishing Getting Rid Of Bulletproof


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#1 oldloder

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:19 AM

Hey Folks, awesome site here!

Well, I got fooled into downloading Bulletproof when I was trying for SpywareBlaster (duh) and I've been trying to clean it out but there is a bit of it left and I don't know the best way to get rid of the rest.

I ran ADAWARE SE, Spybot, a-squared free, and Super- antispyware free until the scans returned clean (all performed in normal mode) and what I'm left with are two of the 5 or 6 original desktop shortcuts and in Add/Remove programs there are two segments left - the Firewall and Data Shredder segments.

How should I remove the rest?


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:24 AM

Scan with Superanti spyware in Start up in safe mode


Download install and update Ccleaner
After installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back ups
Now Start up in safe mode
Do two runs

1) Click on problems and tick all. Click on analyse. At the end you will be prompted for storing a backup.
This will be stored, as a default, in My documents.
2) Click on cleaner click on analyse and accept all files to be removed.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:01 PM

You should be able to just right-click on and delete the shortcuts on the desktop. Make sure you check for any related folders in Program Files and get rid of them as well.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:14 PM

In ccleaner - I just finished running the cleaner and I performed the cleaning as recommended by the analyzer. I went to Tools and tried to check the BPS Shredder and the BPS Internet Security Firewall but when I tried to highlight them and run the uninstaller I'm given an "Error:76 - Path not found" message. I assume that it's because it's been deleted already?

So, I'll go back and delete the desktop icons and then look for related folders in Program files. But it still comes up in Add/remove programs, should I try this first or after or not bother?

Thanks SO much for your help.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:21 PM

Okay, I just deleted the desktop items and when I went into Windows Explorer and found no BPS entried under Program files, but it still comes up in add/remove programs - just do that to remove them, right?

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 02:00 PM

Always try using Add/Remove Programs first (if an entry is listed) when removing anything.
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 02:04 PM

Ah, I didn't realize that, I thought malware removal programs had first go at them.

I just tried to remove them via Add/remove and the message came back that they mave have already been uninstalled - we know the answer to that question!!

Thanks so much again!

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 02:55 PM

Your welcome.

Also see How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add/Remove Programs List
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/manually-remove-programs-from-add-remove-programs/
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the link. As I read through it I wonder if, for example, I did the same thing again, I would:

1. Try to delete using Add/Remove programs.
2. Run suggetsed programs such as ADAWARE, SPYBOT, etc.
3. If there are any leftover entries or remaining portions of those programs, follow the linked tutorial and attempt to edit the registry as described?

Or should I reverse steps 2 and 3 if I'm comfortable editing the registry?

Sorry, I suppose there is a link to this procedure somewhere but I missed it.

Edited by oldloder, 17 January 2007 - 03:42 PM.





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