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    Angry EAnthology removal

    A friend of mine asked me to help remove an "annoying" program.....I got there and it was this damned stop-sign/threat scanner.
    We removed it from control panel, but it didn't get rid of the shortcut icons when you right click items......it eventually re-installed itself.
    I used Norton System works Clean Sweep.....same thing happened.
    I manually deleted all the files I was sure were with the program.....it came back again.
    I went into regedit and deleted all references to the damn thing.....IT'S STILL THERE!
    I've tried googling for the answer, but all I seem to be able to find is other people asking how to get rid of the thing....
    Idea's anyone?
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    Well usually I make a restore point before I download/install anything so I can go back if something messes up, but I am guessing you didn't so usually every once and a while your computer makes a restore point to a date that you can go back to or saves automatically sometimes. I think this will work, click start, go to programs, accessories, system tools, system restore, then a box should come up that says either choose Restore my computer back to a certain date, create a restore point, and another one, make sure Restore my computer back to a certain date is ckecked and click ok and click on the most recent day but before you downloaded it then it will reboot your computer and then I think it will be gone. Not sure if ya tried that though.

    >Hope that helps.
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    He isn't sure when the program was installed...it's been annoying them for some time now. System restore isn't working.
    I went through and helped them with the entire system, they'd gotten from somebody else and had upteen billion things they didn't need.....
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    Thanks, I used google once before, but didn't come up with any answers....thank you for the links.
    I'll try again tomorrow and let you know if I get the thing completely removed.
    Faqt


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    It does help to know the Operating system when making this enquries..

    MsMittens Has some good links for info.. the first link is your best bet, the third may give you a different view on the removal..

    You could also try Spybot S&D (It has EAnthology in its lists nothing though with stop-sign) this is a handy tool to clean systems.. Not perfect, and none of these tools are.. But it is about the best free Spy/Parasite-ware remover (my second choice is Ad-Aware)..

    Please let us know how you get on..

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    I didn't get a chance to work on his computer today, but I walked him through a download and run of spybot last night on messenger and I think it may have taken care of it. (we'll see)
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    Spybot seems to have removed the program.....kindof.
    It's no-longer re-installing itself, or appearing anywhere in the folders and registry.
    We still can't get it to disapear from the right click menu.
    The OS is XP Profesional.
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    Finally got it. We ran Spybot again and it came up with 110 files for Eacceleration. When I tried to remove them from Spybot it removed all but one file....that file popped up a warning saying I didn't have permisions to remove it (was still running in memory) then the damned thing completly re-installed itself!!!!
    I went into msconfig and did a diagnostic startup that only booted the basics and ran spybot as soon as bootup had finished...this finally alowed me to remove ALL the files.

    (LOL, only took me about a month to figure out!)
    Faqt


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