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Entrusted Toolbar Removal

by The ancient one / August 23, 2013 4:55 AM PDT

Just recently I have noticed that "entrusted toolbar" has been installed on Google Chrom. It has slowed Chrom down a great deal, to the point where I no longer want to use it. It is also on IE 8 browser, but I don't use that browser. Fortunately, I have several other browser that have not been infected. I used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall and remove both Entrused toolbar and Conduit Search. Neither of these now show up on the control panel, yet the Entrused Toolbar is still there. I have tried to use the restore function but it is not able to restore to a previous time. Any suggestions on how to remove this from my computer which is a generic computer using Win XP SP3?

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New version of AdwCleaner
by Carol~ Moderator / August 23, 2013 8:41 AM PDT

AdwCleaner is included as a tool, in the removal guide gwrach923 included in his post. The owner of the site has yet to update his instructions to reflect the new version (3.000) of AdwCleaner.

There is no longer a "Search" button. The new version should look like this.

Make sure to close all open programs and browsers prior to running a scan. I wouldn't be surprised if you see leftover entries for Conduit.

Best of luck..

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by Dafydd Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 8:50 AM PDT

Thanks for the heads up on that Carol.


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Re: AdwCleaner
by Carol~ Moderator / August 23, 2013 9:13 AM PDT
In reply to: AdwCleaner.

I only downloaded (and posted) the new version yesterday. I knew to expect the changes, but I still found it to be a pleasant surprise.

I sent the owner of the site an email, on the outside chance he wasn't aware of the change.

And wasn't aware of ... all the work he has ahead of him, considering how many guides include AdwCleaner. Devil

Thanks for your help..

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Thanks to both gwratch923 & Carol
by The ancient one / August 24, 2013 7:55 AM PDT

Followed all of the instructions and got rid of entrusted toolbar. Also ran AdwCleaner and removed all of the items it found. Then ran malwarebytes and it found 2 PUP's which I remove and finally Superantispyware which came up with 7 adware tracking cookies and 11 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo [short] Each one picked up things that the other missed. Thanks again for the help.

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by Dafydd Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 8:05 AM PDT

Seems you got rid of a lot more than just the toolbar.


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Link to guide.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 4:59 AM PDT
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