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Removal of Iminent [Solved]


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Could you possibly give me a screenshot of the offending blighter, that may help me resolve where it is hiding and mayhap even under what name

Thank you for the donation 'tis appreciated :cheers:
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http://img.photobuck...nmadrid/590.jpg
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OK I can see that it is the default search

Could you follow the steps on this page

Click the blue links as shown below and follow each step in turn

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Once done let me know if it still appears
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Great.. it appears to have gone. Observations: when I clicked to re-boot I had to force the re-boot because something called sidebar.exe was preventing the computer to shut down; the yahoo page comes up twice on reboot (as it did before with Iminent.
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I must admit that is why I am not a great fan of Chrome as there are too many places for stuff to hide

The sidebar is a part of windows gadgets, do you use them ?
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No I don't use them. Should I run Adw and other stuff now? The computer was behaving really badly this afternoon, very, very slow..out of interest which browser would you recommend?
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Actually I am old school and use IE10 as there is no need to get any extensions/addons etc for it to work properly and I believe it to be more secure...

Yes run AdwCleaner .. I feel it will be clean but wouldn't hurt. Part of the slowness may be that the temp files are filling up, with IE I have set it to empty them on closing the browser, a function not available in Chrome though

For the side bar HTG has produced a nice little step by step guide with piccies on how to kill it :)
Details here
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I ran it anyway and now just one Yahoo window appears. Will run Malwarebytes just in case but it appears that you have solved the issue for me. I am most grateful. :thumbsup:
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No problem once you are happy we will remove my junk :)
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Almost there... on reboots the yahoo page comes up twice again and a window called ASCII Filter Options..
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OK could you confirm that you have open office on the system
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Yes I do
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OK this was a known problem with older versions .. What version do you have ? The latest is 3.41

Also if you go start > All Programs > Start-up what entries are there ?
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It says that I have the 3.41
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OK what entries do you have in the start-up folder, as my reading of this problem shows that it can be triggered by a link or text file in that location
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