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Does anyone know how to get rid of Zwankysearh????
Avast, Superantispyware and TrojanHunter comes up clean.
I did see a exe file and uninstalled it but it now
shows Zwankysearch149 when I look at Task Manager.

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You might try HiJackThis ...

to rid yourself of it -

You might also contact the publisher by email at

Their web site indicates that:

ZwankySearch Search Desktop may be uninstalled using the standard Add/Remove Programs function provided in the Windows operating system.

Prevex also indicates it can rid you of the pest -

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I already went through the procedure to uninstall the program and now instead of saying
Zwankysearch it says Zwankysearch149 in the task manager.
Also, I think the Prevx program is some sort of scam if they are the only one that can find Zwankysearch and want me to pay to remove it.

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You don't need to pay to get rid of zwankysearch hijack

Try to use Hitman Pro.

Hitman Pro uses PrevX, EmsiSoft, G Data, Dr.Web and Ikarus to look for malware.
It offers free scan. If it found no infection, it remains free scanner.
If Hitman Pro found something to remove, it will turn the program to 30-days trial version, and then you have the option to remove the infection... for free.

Give it a try and see if it'll detect/remove zwankysearch redirect and other malware associated to it or others.

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Prevex is NOT a "scam" ...

the publishers have simply opted to allow users to pay for their service. That is pretty much the same as you most likely require your employer to pay you rather than expect you to work for free.

Try Hitman Pro as suggested or HijackThis might probably work or ComboFix will likely work or you can plod through these for other methods to fix things -

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Found Program

I found the EXE file for Zwankysearch and after deleteing it the program no longer loads up at startup

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It's still best to scan the system using another tool

e.g. using Hitman Pro, online scanner by ESET or Housecall, MBAM or SUPERAntispyware. It will help check if there's no other malware to deal with e.g. hidden files aka rootkit.

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