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WebCakes and... MYBACKUP!@!

by Nathanasiou / July 11, 2013 7:26 PM PDT

HEY, I DOWNLOADED FREE AUTO CLICKER WITH CNET DOWNLOADER, I ACCEPTED THE PROGRAM MYBACKUP TO TEST IT AND IS ****** UP MY PC!! IS INSTALLED A VIRUS CALLED WEBCAKES, MYBACKUP WITH 100000AD'S AND NOW MY PC IS -10000000 SLOWER, I WANT NOW A WAY TO REMOVE ALL VIRUS OF MY PC AND FASTER LIKE AS OLDER (WITHOUT SYSTEM RESTORE)
WTF

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YEAHHH :@
by Nathanasiou / July 12, 2013 7:11 AM PDT
VERY WELL!! MY PC IS R E A L Y ****** BY THIS ******* DOWNLOADER, IT STUCKS EVERY 5MINS ON AND NOW IM GOING TO FORMAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FOR OTHER USERS: DO NOT USE THE CNET DOWLOADER!!! IS A ******* PROGRAM WHO ADD VIRUSES IN PC'S, I KNOW, WE CAN PRESS "I DO NOT ACCEPT" TO THIS ******* PROGRAMS BUT WE HAVE TO PUNISH CNET FOR THIS. BYE SEE YOU AROUND!!!!!
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Restore.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 7:45 AM PDT
In reply to: YEAHHH :@

What's the matter with trying system restore? There are many guides on how to remove if Googled.

Dafydd.

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webcakes removal that works
by qquirks / August 7, 2013 2:43 AM PDT

Same dang thing happened to me on my Windows 8 tablet. downloaded Malwarebytes with installer
and ended up with Webcakes and Tarma installer on my system.

REALLY DISLIKE CNET AND CBS INTERACTIVE FOR WRAPPING SPYWARE AND MALWARE IN
THEIR INSTALLERS. HAVE GONE TO OTHER PLACES TO DOWNLOAD ANY FILE THAT DOES
NOT COME WITH THIS LIKE SNAPFILES OR MAJORGEEKS. Not going through this again!!!

Major advice that helped me was:

Microsoft search informed me this also can come with Tarma Installer attached and sure enough, it did.

This advice helped me remove it all:
We have divided this tutorial in 4 steps:

Uninstall Using Control Panel
Delete Remaining Files and Folders of the Program
Remove Software Keys from Windows Registry
Empty Temp Folder

STEP 1: Uninstall Software Using Control Panel

First thing first! Uninstall the software using Windows Control Panel.

Windows XP:

Open Control Panel, double-click on "Add/Remove Programs", select the program name and click on Uninstall button. It'll remove it.

Windows Vista / 7:

Open Control Panel, click on "Programs and Features", select the program name and click on Uninstall button.

Uninstall_Software_Using_Control_Panel.png


STEP 2: Delete Remaining Files and Folders of the Program

Even though you have uninstalled the software using Control Panel, some files of this program might still remain in a few system folders.

To delete these leftovers, you'll need check following folders:

%programfiles%
%appdata%

If you find any folder with the name of the software program which you uninstalled using 1st step, delete it.

NOTE: You just need to type the above mentioned text in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It'll open the folders directly.

Program Files folder:

Delete_Software_Folder_from_Program_Files.png

Application Data folder:

Delete_Software_Folder_from_Application_Data.png

NOTE 2: 64-bit system users will also need to check "C:\Program Files (x86)" folder. Here we assume your Windows is installed in C: drive.
If you installed Windows in any other drive, replace C: with that drive letter.


STEP 3: Remove Software Keys from Windows Registry

You'll have to be very careful while following this step. Follow this step only if you are comfortable with Windows Registry and if you have
used Registry Editor in past.

When you uninstall a software program, many times its entry in Windows Registry is not deleted by the uninstaller. It might increase Windows Registry size.

To completely uninstall the software, you'll also need to delete its key from Windows Registry.

1. Type regedit in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following keys one by one:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software

64-bit system users will also need to check following extra key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node

Once you go to the above mentioned keys, look for a key with the name of your uninstalled software. If you find a key, delete it.

Sometimes the key name might be based on the company name or developer name so if you suspect a key, expand it and check whether its related to
the uninstalled software program. If yes, you can delete it.

Delete_Software_Key_from_Windows_Registry.png

PS: Make sure to take a backup before deleting anything from Windows Registry so that you can restore it later if something goes wrong. To take backup,
right-click on the key which you are going to delete and select "Export". It'll save a .REG file containing the backup of that key.

PS2: Expert users can also find all occurrence of the key with the name of uninstalled software using "Ctrl+F" and delete them. You'll have to be very
cautious for it. Delete the key only if you are absolutely sure that the key was created by the uninstalled software.


STEP 4: Empty Temp Folder

At last you can also empty Temp folder which contains temporary files and cleaning this folder is absolutely safe.

To empty Temp folder, type following one by one in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter:

%temp%
temp

It'll open Temp folders. You can empty them. If Windows shows errors while deleting a few files, leave them. These files might be used
by some running software or Windows services.

Empty_Temp_Folder.png

That's it. After following the above mentioned steps, you'll be able to completely uninstall and remove a software program from Windows.

If you have any question or suggestion, feel free to post them in your comment...

Posted by: Vishal Gupta | Categories: Software, Troubleshooting, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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also ran this procedure after all of above 3 more reg keys
by qquirks / August 7, 2013 3:00 AM PDT

Unfortunately, didn't keep url when I got this procedure, but also ran it on
tablet after all of the above and got rid of three more webcakes registry entries:

All of these programs are available for free use, if not free, and can be safely
downloaded without malware installers from the web pages!!!!!!!!!!

"uninstall suspect program with Revo or Windows Programs and Features

run adwcleaner

run full scan with updated malwarebytes

run cloud scan with HitmanPro"

Had to repeat the whole dang process for Tarma Installer.
ONCE MORE CNET AND CBS sucks for including spyware and malware in installers.
my visits to CNET will diminish considerably -- been with you since 1996 -- and won't
recommend downloading any files at all from download.com to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You think you're increasing revenue for CNET and software programmers. I think CNET is
driving its customer base away after years of support.

Enjoy the downturn in site visits.
Hope it bankrupts CNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND QUIT CLAIMING CNET OPERATES A SECURE AND VIRUS-CHECKED DOWNLOAD.COM That is
just BALONEY ...

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