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Old 02-25-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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How do I get rid of a file/program that keeps showing up on my computer? It has it's own icon and every day it shows up! Sometimes 2-3x/day. I've tried deleting it, and then clearing the recycle bin, but that is only temporary. When I've gone to "find" on my windows menu, I type it in, and very often, it's there, even when I can't see the icon. Again, I delete it, to no avail. I've even clicked on it, and it asks if I want to uninstall it, so I try, but that doesn't work either. I'm assuming it's from some internet site.
Can anyone help me get rid of this thingy?
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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First thing I would try is running a spyware program. Ad-Aware is a great one and it will get rid of a lot of other unwanted things on your computer as well.

What is the name of the program you are trying to get rid of? Some are very difficult if they get into your registry.
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:47 PM   #3
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This lady has a weekley talk show, answers pc questions and has a web site here. I just love her site..she has free places you can go to like Spyware etc.
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:06 PM   #4
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Here is a site to get Ad Aware for free :)
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:24 PM   #5
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Did you try to "search" for the file? Sometimes a whole lot will pop up that you can delete that way. Or empty your Temporary Internet files, and cookies too. Good luck jkath.
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:59 PM   #6
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I've got Ad-aware on my desktop pc. I scan quite frequently, and you'd be surprised what shows up.

I just tried to download Ad-aware onto my desktop. The download stopped as soon as it started. When I tried to resume the download (Opera has a built-in download manager), Opera freaking crashed!

I will admit that I had a lot of windows open at the time, and I don't have a lot of RAM on this thing yet. I'll try to resume the download again in a bit. If that doesn't work, I'll just transfer the .exe (I always save my downloaded .exe's for software) from my desktop to my laptop.
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Old 02-26-2005, 02:29 AM   #7
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One thing I use is a free program called Agent Ransack ( www.agentransack.com ). It allows you to find any file at all that is on your computer. I have found many programs that I thought had been removed. Also, if I am trying to find something and it seems to be lost, I use Agent Ransack to find it.

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If all else fails, call your ISP (Internet service provider) TECH and ask for help. Or the company that sells your brand of puter.Good Luck
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:49 AM   #9
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If as others have suggested, AdAware does not fix the problem please tell us

1. What version of Windows are you running.

2. What is the icon that shows up ie what program is it referring to?

3. Go Start/All Programs/Startup and see if there is a reference to it. If so delete it.

If number 3 does not work we may have other tricks up our sleeves.

We are all working blind not knowing the program etc.
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:08 AM   #10
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Thanks to you guys, I think it is gone - hooray!
I'm going to check out that site, Barbara - sounds good :)

(As always, I really appreciate your help!)
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