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Funweb products -how to remove isolated registry entries

by Halsted101 / May 11, 2005 5:19 AM PDT

Hi,
sometime back I installed the smiley central program on my comp. After that I began experiencing lots of problems. the computer has noticeably slowed down too.

If you run any program soon after booting and logging on then the computer slows down to a crawl. running the same program around 15 minutes after booting causes no problems.

ran spybot ver 1.3 and it removed most of it. There are 4 registry enteries that refuse to go. Spybot says that it wil remove them on the next reboot. But at the next reboot it says unable to remove... so will remove it at the NEXT reboot ???

these are the four entries.

--- Search result list ---
FunWebProducts: Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Fun Web Products

FunWebProducts: Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Fun Web Products

FunWebProducts: Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Fun Web Products

FunWebProducts: Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Fun Web Products

How do I go about deleting these four registry entries.
Is there an easier way to do it?
Please help .... Ive had enough of fun web products

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Fun Web Products

To remove a FunWebProduct and your My Web Search toolbar, you must do the following:
1) From your computer's Start button, select "Settings", then select "Control Panel".
2) Double-click on the "Add/Remove Programs" icon.
3) Select "My Web Search Bar" and click "Remove". The My Web Search toolbar and the FunWebProduct feature have now been uninstalled.

http://www.funwebproducts.com/uninstall.html

did it help?

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HI
by Halsted101 / May 14, 2005 3:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Fun Web Products

Thanks Marianna,
I've already done that. The problem is that the uninstall option does not remove all the registry entries. it still leaves those four entries I mentioned earlier.

If I log on to the net with Spybots registry monitor in the background ( teatimer) then it detects some changes being made to the browser page and also to the search web options. This is after I have uninstalled the software.

That means that the registry entries those critters have left behind are up to mischief.
I use mozilla firefox. And windows XP SP1

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TeaTimer
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 14, 2005 3:22 AM PDT
In reply to: HI
If I log on to the net with Spybots registry monitor in the background ( teatimer) then it detects some changes being made to the browser page and also to the search web options. This is after I have uninstalled the software.

Pls. DISABLE TeaTimer as it WILL interfere making the changes !!

Open Spybot S&D.
At the top you will see Mode, click on that and make sure that Advanced Mode is selected.
On the left on the Spybot screen, you will see Tools.
Select that.
Select System Startup.
Under the Value column, look for SpybotSD TeaTimer.
Uncheck it.
Close and reboot.

Open ?Add/Remove Programs? in the Control Panel. Select the ?My Search Bar? (MySearch variant), ?MyWay Speed Bar? (MyWay) or ?My Web Search Bar? (MyWeb) entry and click ?Remove?. For the MyWeb variant, be sure to also remove ?Fun Web Products Easy Installer?.

You can then reset your home page (Internet Options->General->Start Page) if it has been changed, and search settings (Internet Options->Programs->Reset web settings).

Make a NEW restore point !

Is it now gone??
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FunProducts
by avonshalom / May 20, 2005 12:26 AM PDT
In reply to: TeaTimer

Marianna,

I am having the same problem with Fun Products.
However, when I go to control panel and add/remove programs, the only thing that shows up is Search Assistant but i have no add/remove option since
the folder/file is apparently empty. I have 7 locations that show up in a virus scan they all begin with HKEY and are either "MyWebSearch" or "FunWebProducts"

they are in registry keys and fixing always fails

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Not Marianna but if you
by roddy32 / May 20, 2005 1:01 AM PDT
In reply to: FunProducts

still have remnants hanging around you would probably be better off posting a HJT log at a HJT expert forum so they can see exactly what is left on your computer.
HijackThis is a great tool but is dangerous if used without knowing exactly what to delete with it so there are forums that have experts that have been trained in using it so I would suggest bring your log to one of them. Please be patient with whoever you bring your log to, they are very busy. You'll have to join whichever forum you decide to bring it to but that is not a big deal and is the same as joining CNET.

HijackThis download locations:
http://castlecops.com/zx/Merijn/hijackthis.zip
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip
http://downloads.subratam.org/hijackthis.zip

Current version of HijackThis is 1.99.1 (released Feb. 16, 2005)

Where to put and how to use HijackThis:

It is important that you run HijackThis.exe in its own folder so the backup files that HijackThis creates will not be accidentally deleted.

Open 'My Computer', then double-click to open C:\ (or the drive letter that your Windows is installed on)
In the menu bar, click File-->New-->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis". Now you have C:\HJT\ or C:\HijackThis\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.

Click 'Scan' button. Click 'Save log' button. Save the 'hijackthis.log' in your desktop. Copy and paste the content of 'hijackthis.log' and post it at one of these forums. Just follow the links on these for HJT.

http://www.computercops.biz/

http://forums.spywareinfo.com/

Other forums that offer HijackThis analysis can be found on this link in the recommended sites section on the left side of the page.
http://asap.maddoktor2.com/

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this link
by dyspyzthespyz / May 14, 2005 4:11 AM PDT

can provide a little help with the "crapware" left behind, but in my case with removal of it off of other peoples system, a combo of spybot and Adaware (set to full scan) should be enough, but just in case have a look here....http://www.iamnotageek.com/a/434-p1.php

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regedit
by dyspyzthespyz / May 20, 2005 1:02 AM PDT

make a registry back up before doing anything with your registry in case of any mistakes...click start, run, type regedit and find the registry entries that you had listed and remove them the registry editor looks something like this (where you want to go) only delete the entries you had listed to where FWP is located.

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Fun Web Products
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Fun Web Products
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Fun Web Products
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Fun Web Products

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/thebeastizme/regedit2.jpg

this little download helps to create a emergency registry backup, and is free.

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
Backup the Windows NT/2000/XP registry to a folder of your choice.

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