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W. eWatson

Someone told me that AdwCleaner might remove all ads from my PC. Anyone
use it and can fill in the blanks?
 
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Auric__

W. eWatson said:
Someone told me that AdwCleaner might remove all ads from my PC. Anyone
use it and can fill in the blanks?
What problems are you having? What is happening that makes you think you have
adware (or whatever) installed?
 
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W. eWatson

What problems are you having? What is happening that makes you think you have
adware (or whatever) installed?
easylife appeared on my PC. Use Google on easylifeapp and adwcleaner, or
easylife and remove. It's quite a process to get rid of it. There are
descriptions on how to remove it, but it's kind of messy.

Here's one link
<http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/490199/infected-with-the-easylifeapp-redirect-need-help-in-removal-please/>

Here's a Youtube one that is more like an intro, but interesting.
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Paul

W. eWatson said:
easylife appeared on my PC. Use Google on easylifeapp and adwcleaner, or
easylife and remove. It's quite a process to get rid of it. There are
descriptions on how to remove it, but it's kind of messy.

Here's one link
<http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/490199/infected-with-the-easylifeapp-redirect-need-help-in-removal-please/>


Here's a Youtube one that is more like an intro, but interesting.
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They suggest manual removal (from Programs and Features and
from Gadgets), followed by MalwareBytes scan. So apparently
this thing also tries to install a Gadget.

http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-the-easy-life-app-virus/

You can get the URL for Malwarebytes here. You want the
free version, which is for removal and cleanup jobs. (The
Paid version is for prevention. Whereas in this case, the
free version will handle the removal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malwarebytes'_Anti-Malware

For some reason, that takes me here. I use this site
for downloads, and haven't had a problem with it. Click
one of the two links under "Download Locations". (The
download counter, says the program has been download
fourteen million times.)

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/malwarebytes_anti_malware.html

If you continue to search out info on this unwanted
EasyLifeApp program, there are also steps to take to repair
the browser search preference. The above is mainly for getting
rid of the executable content. The rest of the cleanup, is
lower priority "cosmetic issues".

So there is more than one way to remove it.

Paul
 
W

W. eWatson

They suggest manual removal (from Programs and Features and
from Gadgets), followed by MalwareBytes scan. So apparently
this thing also tries to install a Gadget.
Manual removal seems the way to go. I wonder if anyone knows who is
responsible for this virus?

I'm not familiar with gadgets. Part of FFox?
http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-the-easy-life-app-virus/

You can get the URL for Malwarebytes here. You want the
free version, which is for removal and cleanup jobs. (The
Paid version is for prevention. Whereas in this case, the
free version will handle the removal.
I have the freebie.
I've used AdwCleaner to remove it, but it looks like I need to use
Malwarebytes to finish.

Apparently, the virus switches browsers. I haven't seen that happen.
I thought I read that it can stop updates from getting to malware programs.
 
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Paul

Gene said:
Part of Windows Vista and 7, maybe earlier.
It is an accessory that was delivered with the OS,
and the base ones are written by Microsoft.

When I got my laptop, the "percent CPU" one, top
center of this picture, was sitting on my desktop.

http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/archive/winsupersite.com/content/content/128532/win7/win7_ff_gadgets_01.jpg

Since Gadgets are exploitable, now Microsoft has decided
we should be turning them off :-( There is a procedure
around somewhere, to do that, turn them off or disable
them.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719662

"Disable Windows Sidebar and Gadgets
Microsoft Fix it 50906"

HTH,
Paul
 
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Gene E. Bloch

It is an accessory that was delivered with the OS,
and the base ones are written by Microsoft.

When I got my laptop, the "percent CPU" one, top
center of this picture, was sitting on my desktop.

http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/archive/winsupersite.com/content/content/128532/win7/win7_ff_gadgets_01.jpg

Since Gadgets are exploitable, now Microsoft has decided
we should be turning them off :-( There is a procedure
around somewhere, to do that, turn them off or disable
them.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719662

"Disable Windows Sidebar and Gadgets
Microsoft Fix it 50906"

HTH,
Paul
Probably meant for the OP...
 
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W. eWatson

....
Probably meant for the OP...
I put gadgets in the orb, and found I had many choices for gadgets. One
choice is to show how many gadgets are installed. None.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

...
I put gadgets in the orb, and found I had many choices for gadgets. One
choice is to show how many gadgets are installed. None.
I have seven. Guess I'm greedy :)

Moon Phase, Analog Clock, Calendar, two dictionaries (hmmm), CPU Usage,
and Drive Meter (disk activity).

I can't live without them (of course, I can - I was just exaggerating
for the 10,000 time).
 
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choro

I have seven. Guess I'm greedy :)

Moon Phase, Analog Clock, Calendar, two dictionaries (hmmm), CPU Usage,
and Drive Meter (disk activity).

I can't live without them (of course, I can - I was just exaggerating
for the 10,000 time).
What do you do with the moon phase? I thought you were a man. Or do you
plan when NOT to lay the wife or girlfriend for fear of impregnating
her? ;-)
 
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Char Jackson

I have seven. Guess I'm greedy :)

Moon Phase, Analog Clock, Calendar, two dictionaries (hmmm), CPU Usage,
and Drive Meter (disk activity).

I can't live without them (of course, I can - I was just exaggerating
for the 10,000 time).
I'm guessing that '10,000' was close, but still an exaggeration, bringing
the total to 10,001. ;-)
 
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choro

Honestly, it was only 9,998.
No, it was 9,998 1/2

Incidentally did you ever see Fellini's 8 1/2? I wonder whether it
refers to the size in inches of a particular male organ?
 

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