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I can't remove it via the add remove programs list, although it is listed. I went to program files and opened it up and it tells me it's not installed. I guess it needs to be reactivated so that I can remove it.

Do you mean this one
hklm\software\clients\startmenuinternet|command /rs
hklm\software\clients\startmenuinternet|command /64 /rs
If so it is not a problem as it is a double check line


It could be both. In add/remove there are two programs listed: Freecorder 5 and Freecorder Toolbar. How can I tell?

Edited by SandyStone, 05 June 2011 - 05:00 PM.

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I would recommend that you remove both and see if that improves your performance

Using Revo Uninstaller free will ensure that it alll goes
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Okay, you are not going to believe what happened this evening. Or maybe you will seeing you work with security isses.

I got a phone call from from some guy telling me that my computer is infected and they have to make sure it's okay.

I'm like, my computer is fine I just checked it.

He says I'm not talking about that. Blah, blah, blah.

Sorry, I'm not interested and I hung up and Immediaty scanned my computer with Norton and Malwarebytes. Malwarebyes found 2 things. Which I removed and rebooted.

Norton offers a scanner called Norton Power Eraser. Should I use this?

Anyway this guy with a heavy, heavy indian accent, has my phone number.

I think they have been calling my home before. On May 30th they called 4 times, or at least there was nobody on the line. They sort of phoned at even times 3:51, 5:31, 6:21, 7:45. I thought someones computer has gone wacky or someone has some sort of compulsive disorder. Or maybe an axe muderer.

No more PayPal for me.

The Revo Uninstaller: The evidence remover will delete any credit card data and passwords correct?

Are there and other security programs that would be of use to me?
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That is a total scam - I had one last week, being the bad arse that I am I managed to keep them on the phone for 45 minutes before I told them to get lost. :)

Their aim is manifold, they are after doing any one or all of the following:

Download a keylogger to your system
Get remote access to your system
Take your credit card details (which they will then sell on ) for doing nothing


They are cold calling at random to catch the gullible who do not know any different, and I believe that they succeed enough to make it worthwhile

So if you just hung up then you are OK

The only peolpe who can determine if you have a virus on your computer are your ISP and they will not offer to clean it just tell you to remove it, end of story.

The Revo Uninstaller: The evidence remover will delete any credit card data and passwords correct?

Yep sure will :unsure:

So anyway how is your system behaving at the moment ?
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That is a total scam - I had one last week, being the bad arse that I am I managed to keep them on the phone for 45 minutes before I told them to get lost.


Yeah I was thinking afterwards that I should have kept them on the line longer just to mess with their minds. :)

I could feel the deception coming off him like a foul odor. Some people have no shame.


In other news, my system is running great. :unsure:

Norton is a total resource hog. What security do you recommend? I just recently bought this version of Norton, so I will keep using it for now. I like it's registry cleaner though. I guess revo takes care of that in a deeper way.

About Malwarebytes: The quarantine is holding the bad stuff, do I just leave it there or delete it?

And one last query: Windows firewall, have it turned off and Norton takes over?
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Norton is a total resource hog. What security do you recommend? I

Yep - but not as bad as it once was. MBAM should suffice as long as you update before you run, I would suggest weekly

About Malwarebytes: The quarantine is holding the bad stuff, do I just leave it there or delete it?

You can kill it :unsure:

And one last query: Windows firewall, have it turned off and Norton takes over?

Norton will probably do that automatically

Enjoy your malware free ride, and I hope you do not have to return :)
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Everything is still running smoothy.

I'm just logging in one last time to say say thank you very, very much I'm lovin' the Revo Uninstaller. And with that, I hope I never have to speak to you again! :) :unsure:
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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