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How can I stop IdleBuddy from hijacking my 8.1 Windows deskt

I have discovered an unwanted app called IdleBuddy. Research showed me it loads my computer w/ads which slows down my computer. I have used malwarebytes, avast & emsissoft to try to get rid of it. I have to use task manager, when it opens, to just remove the icon from my taskbar. Sadly after a whole day of that & running cleandsk, it was back again this morning. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this permanently would be greatly appreciated!!

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Re: stop idlebuddy

When it doesn't run simply rename the .exe file (task manager shows what that is - right click on the program in the processes list and choose to go to file location, at least in Windows 7).
Whatever starts it won't work anymore when it's no longer there.

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stop idlebuddy

sadly when this icon appears, task manager will not open. It slows everything down real bad, I actually have to press the start/stop button on the processor to shut down the computer. I did uninstall malwarbytes which I had used for like forever, & so far this idlebuddy has not popped up its ugly head. Hmm?

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idlebuddy

Ah thank you though, have tried all of them,n it keeps coming back. The only one I didn't actually do is the one w/starting in slow mode, it looks so involved & I'm so tired & frustrated, afraid I'll do something wrong & make thing s worse. Thanks so much though Kees_B!!

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IdleBuddy

Good Morning, after trying alot of virus & malware programs, I came across SpyHunter 4, gave it a shot & turns out Idlebuddy is a trojan & a malicious one at that. The spyhunter program took me through some root steps & it discovered that my windows defender had corrupted files, some sh could repair, & 3 it could not. Nor could my repair disk. So ended up purchasing the SH in order to remove the trojan & oh my, it is like having a brand new computer again!!! I have not had any problems w/it so far & I hope that will be for the life of the computer.
Again, thanks for all your help!

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