Specific help w/ removing spy software.

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  1. chase7

    chase7 New Member

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    Here's the program the that installed on my computer after I clicked an active-x video.
    http://buckstoolbar.com/program.html

    When trying to remove the programs from my control panel I get an error message saying "unable to open" then the following 3 programs.
    unable to open: http://buckstoolbar.com/uninstalll/OfferOptimizer.html
    unable to open: http://buckstoolbar.com/uninstall/searchassistant.html
    unable to open: http://buckstoolbar.com/uninstall/shoppingwizard.html

    I ran Adware and SpySweeper and the pop ups still continue and my computer still runs a little slower.

    What program can I use or where can I located the files in my harddrive to remove them permanantly??
     
  2. Missile Command Kid

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  3. chase7

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    wow, thanks. exactly the same problem...

    hopefully i can decipher the info and uninstall them...

    btw i tried spyware doctor and they still continue w/ the pop-ups...so that's 3 scanners i've used.
     
  4. chase7

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    i can't get rid of this thing...

    question: will a fresh install of my wins erase my c: and f: drives? I have lots of info that I can't risk losing.
     
  5. Missile Command Kid

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    If you reinstall, you have the option of formatting any or all of your partitions. I think you can do it without doing so, but I've never tried. You can definitely reinstall XP without touching your F: drive (assuming this is a second hard drive/partition).
     
  6. chase7

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    thanks for the help...

    i'm just gonna reformat my wins 2000...to get rid of the bugs I have to delete my existing c: drive partition. I moved everything i needed into my f: drive which is my slave drive. Thanks again for the help.
     
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    No problem! Hopefully it won't happen again - can you think of where you originally picked up the toolbar, so you don't get it again?
     
  8. Intuit

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    Umm... if you're using Internet Explorer... don't forget to DISABLE "Download signed ActiveX controls". If you're not getting it from Microsoft or some other reputable and well known entity... then chances are, you don't need it.
     
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    I'd go further than Intuit and suggest that you use Firefox or Opera.
     

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