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I got rid of WINFIXER. Here's how. [RESOLVED]

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I found this annoying pop-up for Winfixer about a week ago. I found it in Add/Remove programs and uninstalled it. It still appeared to be there and still tried to run itself whenever I would go to certain websites.(e.g. www.imdb.com)

After trying to remove WinFixer the fair and decent way, I went and searched for the keyword on my harddrive. I found the path C:\Program Files\Winfixer.

I have been reading this forum looking for a way to get rid of Winfixer. It seems no one has found a solution yet.

So I finally got frustrated and went old school on this bugger. Back in the days of Win95 when we had the odd *.VXD file that just kept ghosting and wouldn't allow a clean boot of windows, I would search the registry for a likely keyword and delete all instances using regedit.

I did the same here. I opened regedit and selected the root of the tree and did search for the keyword winfixer. I found 3 instances of it even after trying all other removal techniques including Adaware.(apparently adaware thinks it is a legit prog. Which it may be, I just don't want it.)

After deleting all 3 instances found in the registry. It hasn't come back.

This may seem to be a barbaric solution to some, but for those who are just tired of dealing with it, it should work for you.


-don s
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