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Removing An Unsolicited Program From Computer  
User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8513 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1526 times:

Once in a while I pick up a program that I did not select or solicit online, usually I have no problem removing a program when I go to home / control panel / uninstall a program on my PC. Yesterday and today when I tried to uninstall a toolbar from Whitesmoke I went to (uninstall a program) but I could not find the program that I was trying to uninstall and I looked everywhere else on (control panel) and it was not there. What should I do next to uninstall Whitesmoke?


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User currently offlinecmf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1501 times:

Do a system restore to before whatever program you installed that gave you Whitesmoke. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...7/products/features/system-restore

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1493 times:
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And - pay more attention to the crap you put on your computer. I don't mean to sound harsh, but the fact is you have to know exactly what you're putting on your computer, and why. You need to properly read through all of the install steps for pretty much anything.


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User currently offlinenickh From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1389 times:
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Instead of going to Add/Remove Programs (Uninstall Programs) -- the issue that you seem to be having may be that the application that has been installed, is actually a browser Plug-In or Add-In.

If you are running IE (Internet Explorer), Firefox or other such web browser, go to the "Manage Plugins" menu, wherever it is located in your web browser, and select to remove the plug-in.

That should un-install it.

-Nick



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User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

install REVO UNINSTALL and remove the unwanted stuff.

User currently offlineJyang772 From United States of America, joined May 2013, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

I use EasyCleaner to remove unwanted programs from my computer.

User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4398 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1188 times:
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Another idea is to go into your hard drive (probably the C: drive) by going to start/windows icon, Computer, and open the drive. Then once the drive is open, go to program files, and see if there is a folder in there for that toolbar. If there is, delete it, and then empty the recycle bin as well.


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