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I'm unable to uninstall the Whitesnake Toolbar, any advice?

by flipflop1982 / July 12, 2013 11:48 AM PDT

I just wrote this post and submitted it but it seems to have disappeared. Edit: I just attempted to submit the post again and it won't let me. So, I switch over to Internet Explorer.

I got a prompt last night that I needed to update my version of Google Chrome. I installed the update and then of course had a couple of extra things installed with it that I didnt realize I was agreeing to.

Those included the Conduit Toolbar, the 24/7 Help Desk and the Whitesnake toolbar.

I was able to successfully uninstall Conduit and 24/7 HelpDesk (at least I think I did) by using the Advance Uninstaller Pro.

I attempted to do the same thing with the Whitesnake crap but it is still here, slowing down my computer and is no longer visible on the unistall a program list.

This is obviously a freaking malware or whatever it is called.

I am so upset because I have SO much work to do online tonight and this stupid thing is slowing down my computer. And I am afraid its a virus.

Can anyone tell me what this thing is and what all hoops I am going to have to jump through to get rid of it?

I am nearly in tears. I cannot afford a new hard drive on this computer.

Praying I am not screwed.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Oh and I am using Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire 5750

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by flipflop1982 / July 12, 2013 11:54 AM PDT

I am downloading malwarebytes (I already used up the trial version earlier this year and didn't know they had a free version) Hopefully it will work.

I will post with an update.

In the mean time, any suggestions are welcome!! : )

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Malwarebytes did not remove it
by flipflop1982 / July 12, 2013 2:16 PM PDT
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I perform a full malwarebytes scan that took an hour. It found 9 threats. I removed them and restarted my computer. Opened Chrome and the Whitesnake toolbar is still there.

Also, I mentioned earlier that I uninstalled the conduit toolbar, however it is the default search engine when I opened Internet Explorer. It is also not displayed on the list of programs.

Should I uninstall and re-install Chrome?

What should I do now?

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Try this
by Blue_Zee / July 12, 2013 6:59 PM PDT

AdwCleaner should do it:

Run it by clicking the Search button. Close the Notepad log that will popup at the end.
Now click the Delete button and restart the PC when asked to.
On restart it will create a new log with the actions taken.

See if this helps.

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I'm in agreement with Blue_Zee
by Carol~ Moderator / July 13, 2013 4:31 AM PDT

AdwCleaner should do the job!

IF it fails to, see if anything in this removal guide might help. AdwCleaner is also recommended as one of the removal tools. Hopefully, it will complete the job without having to take any further steps.

Best of luck..

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