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by bellars1 / September 6, 2010 8:48 AM PDT

If you are using Windows 7 beware of Stopzilla. I don't know; maybe I did something stupid. Here's what happened to me.I downloaded Stopzilla and proceeded to purchase and use it. Everything was fine as far as scans,popup blocking etc.Then I noticed that if I clicked on a link within a site,Hell froze over before I got to where I wanted to go.Many items on my favorites list did the same thing. Anyone else have the same problem? Anyway I uninstalled Stopzilla,kissed my $9.95 away and went to Adaware,which I'd used in the past and never had any problems.

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Not familiar how Stopzilla works but...
by Donna Buenaventura / September 6, 2010 10:54 AM PDT
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it has Ask Toolbar in its installer and it might be the reason you're seeing the issue with IE. Ask Toolbar will change your search bar search engine and homepage. And it will add add-ons for IE which will change the way IE runs in some way. The said toolbar is not required to use the application, Stopzilla.

Good thing is you did not have issue removing the offending software and get your IE working properly again.

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Stopzilla Corrupts and Hijacks Firefox
by Lmayhem / August 7, 2011 6:24 AM PDT

Stopzilla corrupted my Firefox installation to the point that I had to totally remove it including all history and bookmarks, and re-install it.

After installing Stopzilla, Firefox would no longer display many webpages properly. Google had no logo or images. I could not see the emails or anything else on my e-mail server. Facebook was totally hijacked and displayed in some sort of text format.

Beware installing Stopzilla if you use Firefox.

My overall rating of Stopzilla is a big fat zero. It is not free. If it finds adware, malware or whatever on your computer; you must pay them to remove the items. Scam, junk, and overall misrepresentation!

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We'll alert this one to the Download.com folk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2011 6:50 AM PDT
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