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Complications uninstalling

by professortedbear / August 24, 2013 2:36 AM PDT

I gained after installing winrar. I have used a program to force uninstall it from my programs and features tab in control panel. However, other sites say to use settings on chrome to cancel it as the default browser. But when I try to do this there is no way to remove it from chrome's settings. Can someone help me fully remove it for good? Thanks.
I'm running windows 8 with the latest version of chrome (until it was hijacked). I'm just finding the unrelenting adverts and random pop ups annoying as well as how bad the search engine is.

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I read you uninstalled the program but in Chrome
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 2:58 AM PDT

Did you remove the addon, change the home page and more? I can't tell what's been done.

I'm finding folk that ask what's an addon or want another app to kill off the malware or hijackers. As such software may doing something that programmatically does the same thing as the virus/malware in reverse, an anti-something protection may red flag it.

So changing the home page and search providers is something these apps may not do.

Did you try ADWCLEANER from bleepingcomputer?

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I was using a program called Iobit Uninstaller
by professortedbear / August 24, 2013 6:33 AM PDT

I was using a program called IObit Uninstaller.

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by Dafydd Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 6:40 AM PDT

Not a good idea. Stay away.


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(NT) Not a title I'd allow on my computer(s).
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 6:49 AM PDT
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