How to dump isobuster

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Quack, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Hello you computer guys.

    How to dump isobuster from my win 7 computer. It is not visible to prog
    removers like ZSoft Uninstaller. Isobuster is not listed in Programs and
    Features.

    Thanks.
    Quack, Sep 30, 2011
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  2. Quack

    Ed Cryer Guest

    On 30/09/2011 20:30, Quack wrote:
    > Hello you computer guys.
    >
    > How to dump isobuster from my win 7 computer. It is not visible to prog
    > removers like ZSoft Uninstaller. Isobuster is not listed in Programs and
    > Features.
    >
    > Thanks.


    How do you know it's there, then?

    Ed
    Ed Cryer, Sep 30, 2011
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  3. Quack

    VanguardLH Guest

    Quack wrote:

    > How to dump isobuster from my win 7 computer. It is not visible to prog
    > removers like ZSoft Uninstaller. Isobuster is not listed in Programs and
    > Features.


    If the software isn't listed in Programs and Features then it won't be
    listed in the Installed Programs tab of Zsoft Uninstaller (which just
    reflects the same list of installed programs). Unless you actually took
    a snapshot before an install, did the install, and then compared the
    host's changed state against the snapshot to record the changes then
    nothing will be listed under the Analyzed Programs tab. There is no
    real-time monitor in Zsoft Uninstaller for installations. That's not
    its purpose. You snapshot, you install, you compare and record.

    You might be able to use Revo Uninstaller. The free version does not
    include their real-time install monitor but does include a database of
    known apps and how to remove their file and registry entries.

    You never mentioned if you have the 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7.
    Use of an uninstaller utility could be hazardous or results incomplete
    if used in 64-bit versions of Windows unless that utility says it
    supports 64-bit versions of Windows. Zsoft Uninstaller is too old and
    has not been updated to support 64-bit versions of Windows. The free
    (old) version of Revo Uninstaller does not support Windows 64-bit
    (http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html).

    So just how was IsoBuster installed? A proper installation will make
    changes in the registry so just deleting its files won't completely
    uninstall the software.
    VanguardLH, Sep 30, 2011
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  4. Quack

    Jaypie Guest

    Re : How to dump isobuster

    "VanguardLH" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
    j65c8s$h06$...

    Quack wrote:

    > How to dump isobuster from my win 7 computer. It is not visible to prog
    > removers like ZSoft Uninstaller. Isobuster is not listed in Programs and
    > Features.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    It should be listed under Windows Explorer. Isobuster contains an uninstall
    folder which makes it very easy to delete.
    Jaypie, Sep 30, 2011
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  5. Quack

    VanguardLH Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    Jaypie wrote:

    > It should be listed under Windows Explorer. Isobuster contains an uninstall
    > folder which makes it very easy to delete.


    Too bad they don't mention that on their web help page at:

    http://www.isobuster.com/help.php?help=70
    VanguardLH, Oct 1, 2011
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  6. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    VanguardLH wrote:
    > Jaypie wrote:
    >
    >> It should be listed under Windows Explorer. Isobuster contains an uninstall
    >> folder which makes it very easy to delete.

    >
    > Too bad they don't mention that on their web help page at:
    >
    > http://www.isobuster.com/help.php?help=70


    Thanks to all.

    One place this prog shows up is on Firefox. Isobuster makes a deep strip
    across the top of the page with a search engine. I am astonished that
    isobuster_eng.exe is still on the computer. I thought several times that
    I had finished it off. The only visible part of it that I could find now
    was at: C:\Utilities\JavaRE\isobuster\isobuster_eng.exe.

    This I just deleted from the computer. However, killing that off won't
    necessarily get it out of the computer.

    There is another pile of useless crap called Babylon that also has a
    search engine strip. Both of these seem to have arrived via Firefox and
    certainly without my permission. Neither of these appear in the Control
    Panel list of progs.

    I have deleted all visible traces of both and am now waiting for them to
    reappear. Fingers crossed!
    Quack, Oct 1, 2011
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  7. Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    In message <>, Quack <>
    writes:
    >VanguardLH wrote:
    >> Jaypie wrote:
    >>
    >>> It should be listed under Windows Explorer. Isobuster contains an
    >>>uninstall
    >>> folder which makes it very easy to delete.

    >> Too bad they don't mention that on their web help page at:
    >> http://www.isobuster.com/help.php?help=70

    >
    >Thanks to all.
    >
    >One place this prog shows up is on Firefox. Isobuster makes a deep
    >strip across the top of the page with a search engine. I am astonished
    >that isobuster_eng.exe is still on the computer. I thought several
    >times that I had finished it off. The only visible part of it that I
    >could find now was at: C:\Utilities\JavaRE\isobuster\isobuster_eng.exe.
    >
    >This I just deleted from the computer. However, killing that off won't
    >necessarily get it out of the computer.
    >
    >There is another pile of useless crap called Babylon that also has a
    >search engine strip. Both of these seem to have arrived via Firefox and
    >certainly without my permission. Neither of these appear in the Control
    >Panel list of progs.
    >
    >I have deleted all visible traces of both and am now waiting for them
    >to reappear. Fingers crossed!


    Did you check in the addons (plugins/extensions/whatever) part of
    Firefox, as well as Add/Remove etc. in the main Windows?
    --
    J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

    I am dyslexic Borg. Prepare to have your arse laminated. (from an undergrad at
    Bristol Uni, via Brennig Jones.)
    J. P. Gilliver (John), Oct 1, 2011
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  8. Quack

    DanS Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster


    > One place this prog shows up is on Firefox. Isobuster makes
    > a deep strip across the top of the page with a search
    > engine. I am astonished that isobuster_eng.exe is still on
    > the computer. I thought several times that I had finished
    > it off. The only visible part of it that I could find now
    > was at: C:\Utilities\JavaRE\isobuster\isobuster_eng.exe.
    >
    > This I just deleted from the computer. However, killing
    > that off won't necessarily get it out of the computer.
    >
    > There is another pile of useless crap called Babylon that
    > also has a search engine strip. Both of these seem to have
    > arrived via Firefox and certainly without my permission.


    More likely, they were installed when you installed something
    else and didn't decline their installation.

    Like this.....

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2694585/IsoBuster.jpg

    .....and this.....

    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=61869 :

    ......"Babylon Toolbar is a useless toolbar that gets installed
    by other software, for instance FoxTab Videoconverter. Legal
    age for installation is 18 while this fact is only mentioned
    in the terms. Babylon Toolbar installs itself to the system,
    the Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. The
    Babylon.Toolbar is almost identical to Toolbar.Facemood.".....

    Or it was pushed to you through a CNET download, explained
    here....

    http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/17/the-cnet-download-com-
    installer/

    It's *highly* doubtful they just 'showed up'...on their own.
    DanS, Oct 1, 2011
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  9. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
    > In message <>, Quack <>
    > writes:
    >> VanguardLH wrote:
    >>> Jaypie wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> It should be listed under Windows Explorer. Isobuster contains an
    >>>> uninstall
    >>>> folder which makes it very easy to delete.
    >>> Too bad they don't mention that on their web help page at:
    >>> http://www.isobuster.com/help.php?help=70

    >>
    >> Thanks to all.
    >>
    >> One place this prog shows up is on Firefox. Isobuster makes a deep
    >> strip across the top of the page with a search engine. I am astonished
    >> that isobuster_eng.exe is still on the computer. I thought several
    >> times that I had finished it off. The only visible part of it that I
    >> could find now was at: C:\Utilities\JavaRE\isobuster\isobuster_eng.exe.
    >>
    >> This I just deleted from the computer. However, killing that off won't
    >> necessarily get it out of the computer.
    >>
    >> There is another pile of useless crap called Babylon that also has a
    >> search engine strip. Both of these seem to have arrived via Firefox
    >> and certainly without my permission. Neither of these appear in the
    >> Control Panel list of progs.
    >>
    >> I have deleted all visible traces of both and am now waiting for them
    >> to reappear. Fingers crossed!

    >
    > Did you check in the addons (plugins/extensions/whatever) part of
    > Firefox, as well as Add/Remove etc. in the main Windows?


    I sure did check the Firefox plugins and extensions and there is no
    trace of them.
    Quack, Oct 1, 2011
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  10. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    DanS wrote:
    >> One place this prog shows up is on Firefox. Isobuster makes
    >> a deep strip across the top of the page with a search
    >> engine. I am astonished that isobuster_eng.exe is still on
    >> the computer. I thought several times that I had finished
    >> it off. The only visible part of it that I could find now
    >> was at: C:\Utilities\JavaRE\isobuster\isobuster_eng.exe.
    >>
    >> This I just deleted from the computer. However, killing
    >> that off won't necessarily get it out of the computer.
    >>
    >> There is another pile of useless crap called Babylon that
    >> also has a search engine strip. Both of these seem to have
    >> arrived via Firefox and certainly without my permission.

    >
    > More likely, they were installed when you installed something
    > else and didn't decline their installation.
    >
    > Like this.....
    >
    > http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2694585/IsoBuster.jpg
    >
    > .....and this.....
    >
    > http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=61869 :


    I'll have to do a more careful search in future, when installing, to
    keep that garbage out of my box.

    > ......"Babylon Toolbar is a useless toolbar that gets installed
    > by other software, for instance FoxTab Videoconverter. Legal
    > age for installation is 18 while this fact is only mentioned
    > in the terms. Babylon Toolbar installs itself to the system,
    > the Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. The
    > Babylon.Toolbar is almost identical to Toolbar.Facemood.".....


    Most likely the FoxTab did it.

    > Or it was pushed to you through a CNET download, explained
    > here....


    I very rarely use CNET now.

    > http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/17/the-cnet-download-com-
    > installer/
    >
    > It's *highly* doubtful they just 'showed up'...on their own.


    Thank you DanS.

    Can you suggest a pickaxe to dig out the isobuster and the babylon? :)
    Quack, Oct 1, 2011
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  11. Quack

    VanguardLH Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    Quack wrote:

    > One place this prog shows up is on Firefox. Isobuster makes a deep strip
    > across the top of the page with a search engine. I am astonished that
    > isobuster_eng.exe is still on the computer. I thought several times that
    > I had finished it off. The only visible part of it that I could find now
    > was at: C:\Utilities\JavaRE\isobuster\isobuster_eng.exe.
    >
    > This I just deleted from the computer. However, killing that off won't
    > necessarily get it out of the computer.
    >
    > There is another pile of useless crap called Babylon that also has a
    > search engine strip. Both of these seem to have arrived via Firefox and
    > certainly without my permission. Neither of these appear in the Control
    > Panel list of progs.
    >
    > I have deleted all visible traces of both and am now waiting for them to
    > reappear. Fingers crossed!


    Since when has IsoBuster ever added a toolbar or plug-in to any web
    browser? Sounds more like you installed IsoBuster but chose the typical
    installation or didn't bother to look at the screens and just kept
    clicking through to complete the installation. That is, it looks like
    you installed foistware included with their installer and THAT is the
    toolbar you see in the web browser.

    I just did a test install of IsoBuster in a virtual machine. I
    downloaded it from *their* site. I deselected the "Suggest suitable
    software for unsupported file formats" option during the install. Then
    I'm presented with a screen to install the "IsoBuster Toolbar". Well,
    that's just a rebranded version of the Ask Toolbar. If you don't
    deselect this foistware during installation then YOU chose to install
    it. It just another of the myriad of search toolbars that many programs
    try to foist on their customers to earn revenue to compensate for their
    free software (although any company that sells commercial software
    should not be devolving to this adware tactic).
    That's why IsoBuster is classified as adware because it promotes the
    installation of non-required software.

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Images-Utils/IsoBuster.shtml
    License: Ad-supported
    Reasons why this program is marked as ad-supported:
    · Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser
    toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function:
    · Ask Toolbar included. However you can uncheck this at installation
    · Attempts to change the homepage for web browsers installed on the
    system
    · Attempts to change the default search engine for web browsers
    installed on the system

    You actually have to WATCH the installer's screens and READ them to make
    intelligent decisions about WHAT you are going to install. Selecting
    the typical (blind) install or just clicking through means you get
    whatever they want to dump on your host.

    So now go check if the Ask Toolbar is listed in Add/Remove Programs.
    The foistware changes over time. Could be it's the Bing Toolbar or some
    other search engine toolbar, or it merely changes the default search
    engine in the web browser. See if IsoBuster Toolbar is listed in
    Add/Remove Programs, or if Conduit Engine is listed. Uninstalling
    IsoBuster will NOT uninstall the foistware you chose to allow onto your
    host during the installation. That foistware will have its own separate
    entry in Add/Remove Programs. Start looking there for something you
    don't want on your host.
    VanguardLH, Oct 1, 2011
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  12. Quack

    VanguardLH Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    VanguardLH wrote:

    > That foistware will have its own separate entry in Add/Remove
    > Programs. Start looking there for something you don't want on your
    > host.


    Oops, for Win 7, that would be Programs (instead of Add/Remove Programs
    applet) in Control Panel.
    VanguardLH, Oct 1, 2011
    #12
  13. Quack

    DanS Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    Quack <> wrote in
    news::

    > DanS wrote:
    >>> One place this prog shows up is on Firefox. Isobuster
    >>> makes a deep strip across the top of the page with a
    >>> search engine. I am astonished that isobuster_eng.exe is
    >>> still on the computer. I thought several times that I had
    >>> finished it off. The only visible part of it that I could
    >>> find now was at:
    >>> C:\Utilities\JavaRE\isobuster\isobuster_eng.exe.
    >>>
    >>> This I just deleted from the computer. However, killing
    >>> that off won't necessarily get it out of the computer.
    >>>
    >>> There is another pile of useless crap called Babylon that
    >>> also has a search engine strip. Both of these seem to
    >>> have arrived via Firefox and certainly without my
    >>> permission.

    >>
    >> More likely, they were installed when you installed
    >> something else and didn't decline their installation.
    >>
    >> Like this.....
    >>
    >> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2694585/IsoBuster.jpg
    >>
    >> .....and this.....
    >>
    >> http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=61869 :

    >
    > I'll have to do a more careful search in future, when
    > installing, to keep that garbage out of my box.
    >
    >> ......"Babylon Toolbar is a useless toolbar that gets
    >> installed by other software, for instance FoxTab
    >> Videoconverter. Legal age for installation is 18 while
    >> this fact is only mentioned in the terms. Babylon Toolbar
    >> installs itself to the system, the Internet Explorer,
    >> Firefox and Google Chrome. The Babylon.Toolbar is almost
    >> identical to Toolbar.Facemood.".....

    >
    > Most likely the FoxTab did it.
    >
    >> Or it was pushed to you through a CNET download, explained
    >> here....

    >
    > I very rarely use CNET now.
    >
    >> http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/17/the-cnet-download-com-
    >> installer/
    >>
    >> It's *highly* doubtful they just 'showed up'...on their
    >> own.

    >
    > Thank you DanS.
    >
    > Can you suggest a pickaxe to dig out the isobuster and the
    > babylon? :)


    If you Google removing them, you'll find many pages giving
    instructions. I'd try one after the other until successful.

    It was because of these "additional" packages being installed,
    that I actually began reading the EULAs I agree to when
    installing s/w, a long time ago.
    DanS, Oct 2, 2011
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  14. Quack

    Unk Guest

    On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:30:22 +0100, Quack <> wrote:

    >Hello you computer guys.
    >
    >How to dump isobuster from my win 7 computer. It is not visible to prog
    >removers like ZSoft Uninstaller. Isobuster is not listed in Programs and
    >Features.
    >
    >Thanks.



    C:\Program Files\Smart Projects\IsoBuster\Uninst\unins000.exe

    Unk
    Unk, Oct 3, 2011
    #14
  15. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Unk wrote:
    > On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:30:22 +0100, Quack <> wrote:
    >
    >> Hello you computer guys.
    >>
    >> How to dump isobuster from my win 7 computer. It is not visible to prog
    >> removers like ZSoft Uninstaller. Isobuster is not listed in Programs and
    >> Features.
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    >
    >
    > C:\Program Files\Smart Projects\IsoBuster\Uninst\unins000.exe
    >
    > Unk
    >


    Thanks Unk but it didn't work for me.

    My computer - Win 7 Home Edition - does not have what you wrote.

    This was what I found:

    C:\program files\smart file adviser\ followed by 5 possibilities

    sfa.exe
    sfa_inst.exe
    unins000.dat
    unins000.exe
    and
    unins000.msg

    Nothing useful there.

    At the moment babylon appears to be missing and Isobuster has returned
    again to the web search tools.
    Quack, Oct 3, 2011
    #15
  16. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    VanguardLH wrote:
    > VanguardLH wrote:
    >
    >> That foistware will have its own separate entry in Add/Remove
    >> Programs. Start looking there for something you don't want on your
    >> host.

    >
    > Oops, for Win 7, that would be Programs (instead of Add/Remove Programs
    > applet) in Control Panel.


    Correct :)
    Quack, Oct 3, 2011
    #16
  17. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    VanguardLH wrote:
    > VanguardLH wrote:
    >
    >> That foistware will have its own separate entry in Add/Remove
    >> Programs. Start looking there for something you don't want on your
    >> host.

    >
    > Oops, for Win 7, that would be Programs (instead of Add/Remove Programs
    > applet) in Control Panel.


    No rush. With Win 7 it is Control Panel\All Control Panel
    Items\Programs and Features. This last one has the list of progs.
    Quack, Oct 3, 2011
    #17
  18. Quack

    VanguardLH Guest

    Quack wrote:

    > Unk wrote:
    >> On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:30:22 +0100, Quack <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hello you computer guys.
    >>>
    >>> How to dump isobuster from my win 7 computer. It is not visible to prog
    >>> removers like ZSoft Uninstaller. Isobuster is not listed in Programs and
    >>> Features.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.

    >>
    >> C:\Program Files\Smart Projects\IsoBuster\Uninst\unins000.exe
    >>
    >> Unk
    >>

    >
    > Thanks Unk but it didn't work for me.
    >
    > My computer - Win 7 Home Edition - does not have what you wrote.
    >
    > This was what I found:
    >
    > C:\program files\smart file adviser\ followed by 5 possibilities
    >
    > sfa.exe
    > sfa_inst.exe
    > unins000.dat
    > unins000.exe
    > and
    > unins000.msg
    >
    > Nothing useful there.
    >
    > At the moment babylon appears to be missing and Isobuster has returned
    > again to the web search tools.


    Does that folder path even exist? It sounds like you uninstalled the
    IsoBuster program but you have yet to uninstall the foistware that was
    offered during the *install* and that you chose to include (i.e., the
    IsoBuster Toolbar which could be the Ask, Bing, Google, or Yahoo toolbar
    depending on which foistware that IsoBuster had rebranded in that
    version of the installer) because you did not elect to NOT include the
    foistware during the install of IsoBuster. You need to start looking
    for "toolbar" programs to uninstall since they will have a separate
    uninstaller from the IsoBuster program.

    http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/...0c9bb1c6a7f2&p=1951191&viewfull=1#post1951191
    VanguardLH, Oct 3, 2011
    #18
  19. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    VanguardLH wrote:
    > Quack wrote:
    >
    >> One place this prog shows up is on Firefox. Isobuster makes a deep strip
    >> across the top of the page with a search engine. I am astonished that
    >> isobuster_eng.exe is still on the computer. I thought several times that
    >> I had finished it off. The only visible part of it that I could find now
    >> was at: C:\Utilities\JavaRE\isobuster\isobuster_eng.exe.
    >>
    >> This I just deleted from the computer. However, killing that off won't
    >> necessarily get it out of the computer.
    >>
    >> There is another pile of useless crap called Babylon that also has a
    >> search engine strip. Both of these seem to have arrived via Firefox and
    >> certainly without my permission. Neither of these appear in the Control
    >> Panel list of progs.
    >>
    >> I have deleted all visible traces of both and am now waiting for them to
    >> reappear. Fingers crossed!

    >
    > Since when has IsoBuster ever added a toolbar or plug-in to any web
    > browser? Sounds more like you installed IsoBuster but chose the typical
    > installation or didn't bother to look at the screens and just kept
    > clicking through to complete the installation. That is, it looks like
    > you installed foistware included with their installer and THAT is the
    > toolbar you see in the web browser.
    >
    > I just did a test install of IsoBuster in a virtual machine. I
    > downloaded it from *their* site. I deselected the "Suggest suitable
    > software for unsupported file formats" option during the install. Then
    > I'm presented with a screen to install the "IsoBuster Toolbar". Well,
    > that's just a rebranded version of the Ask Toolbar. If you don't
    > deselect this foistware during installation then YOU chose to install
    > it. It just another of the myriad of search toolbars that many programs
    > try to foist on their customers to earn revenue to compensate for their
    > free software (although any company that sells commercial software
    > should not be devolving to this adware tactic).
    > That's why IsoBuster is classified as adware because it promotes the
    > installation of non-required software.


    Thanks for your suggestions VLH :)

    Ask turned up again in the 'Programs and Features' of the Control Panel.
    I dumped it from there but I don't know if it is hiding somewhere else.

    >
    > http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/CD-DVD-Images-Utils/IsoBuster.shtml
    > License: Ad-supported
    > Reasons why this program is marked as ad-supported:
    > · Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser
    > toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function:
    > · Ask Toolbar included. However you can uncheck this at installation
    > · Attempts to change the homepage for web browsers installed on the
    > system
    > · Attempts to change the default search engine for web browsers
    > installed on the system
    >
    > You actually have to WATCH the installer's screens and READ them to make
    > intelligent decisions about WHAT you are going to install. Selecting
    > the typical (blind) install or just clicking through means you get
    > whatever they want to dump on your host.


    That has been my problem. I was not aware that all that crap was hiding
    in some useful prog that I had downloaded.

    > So now go check if the Ask Toolbar is listed in Add/Remove Programs.
    > The foistware changes over time. Could be it's the Bing Toolbar or some
    > other search engine toolbar, or it merely changes the default search
    > engine in the web browser. See if IsoBuster Toolbar is listed in
    > Add/Remove Programs, or if Conduit Engine is listed. Uninstalling
    > IsoBuster will NOT uninstall the foistware you chose to allow onto your
    > host during the installation. That foistware will have its own separate
    > entry in Add/Remove Programs. Start looking there for something you
    > don't want on your host.


    A few days ago I uninstalled isobuster from the search engine list on
    Win Explorer. Now it is back again and the Manage Add-ons shows it. When
    I right click on isobuster, a window opens and the following 3 items are
    greyed out:

    Set as default, Remove and Disable. The 'Search Suggestions' column
    shows Not Available.

    This seems to suggest that this pile of crap will be around for a while.
    Quack, Oct 3, 2011
    #19
  20. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Re: Re : How to dump isobuster

    DanS wrote:
    > Quack <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >> DanS wrote:
    >>>> One place this prog shows up is on Firefox. Isobuster
    >>>> makes a deep strip across the top of the page with a
    >>>> search engine. I am astonished that isobuster_eng.exe is
    >>>> still on the computer. I thought several times that I had
    >>>> finished it off. The only visible part of it that I could
    >>>> find now was at:
    >>>> C:\Utilities\JavaRE\isobuster\isobuster_eng.exe.
    >>>>
    >>>> This I just deleted from the computer. However, killing
    >>>> that off won't necessarily get it out of the computer.
    >>>>
    >>>> There is another pile of useless crap called Babylon that
    >>>> also has a search engine strip. Both of these seem to
    >>>> have arrived via Firefox and certainly without my
    >>>> permission.
    >>> More likely, they were installed when you installed
    >>> something else and didn't decline their installation.
    >>>
    >>> Like this.....
    >>>
    >>> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2694585/IsoBuster.jpg
    >>>
    >>> .....and this.....
    >>>
    >>> http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=61869 :

    >> I'll have to do a more careful search in future, when
    >> installing, to keep that garbage out of my box.
    >>
    >>> ......"Babylon Toolbar is a useless toolbar that gets
    >>> installed by other software, for instance FoxTab
    >>> Videoconverter. Legal age for installation is 18 while
    >>> this fact is only mentioned in the terms. Babylon Toolbar
    >>> installs itself to the system, the Internet Explorer,
    >>> Firefox and Google Chrome. The Babylon.Toolbar is almost
    >>> identical to Toolbar.Facemood.".....

    >> Most likely the FoxTab did it.
    >>
    >>> Or it was pushed to you through a CNET download, explained
    >>> here....

    >> I very rarely use CNET now.
    >>
    >>> http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/17/the-cnet-download-com-
    >>> installer/
    >>>
    >>> It's *highly* doubtful they just 'showed up'...on their
    >>> own.

    >> Thank you DanS.
    >>
    >> Can you suggest a pickaxe to dig out the isobuster and the
    >> babylon? :)

    >
    > If you Google removing them, you'll find many pages giving
    > instructions. I'd try one after the other until successful.
    >
    > It was because of these "additional" packages being installed,
    > that I actually began reading the EULAs I agree to when
    > installing s/w, a long time ago.



    That sounds like a lot of work :-(

    I'll be watching for such crap in the future.
    Quack, Oct 3, 2011
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