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Cannot system restore after removing a trojan

Internet Explorer using Google search was misbehaving and I removed a trojan which I thought was causing the problem.  Now Internet Explorer doesn't connect to the internet (so I'm using Chrome) and System Restore to an earlier time doesn't work either.  Otherwise other functions seem normal.

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I AM DOUBTFUL BUT I THINK


YOU JUST RESTORE YOUR INTERNET EXPLORER OR CHROME'S DAFAULT SETTINGS

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Remove ask search engine from my computer


First remove it from programs.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall programs
- Type in "ask toolbar" on Search.
- Uninstall.

second you'll want to remove or reset your browser settings
I.E. - (also make sure to remove it from you're search browsers settings managed add-ons)
  1. Start Internet Explorer.

    Note If you are running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, start Internet Explorer from the desktop. Changing your settings will affect both Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer that you start from the desktop.
  2. On the Tools menu, tap or click Internet options. If you don't see the Tools menu, press Alt.
  3. In the Internet Options window, tap or click the Advanced tab.
  4. Tap or click Reset. If you're using Windows Internet Explorer 6, click Restore Default.

Chrome -
Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
    • Select Settings.
    • Click Show advanced settings and find the "Reset browser settings" section.
    • Click Reset browser settings.
  • Check that there are no extensions installed that may be causing these changes. Go to Chrome menu> Settings > Extensions > if you see any unfamiliar extension that you do not remember installing, try disabling/removing the extension to see it was causing these changes. To disable, uncheck the "Enabled" checkbox next to the extension. To remove, hover over the extension until you see a trash can icon appear, and click on the icon.
  • Check Control Panel > Programs for any suspicious files and remove them.
  • Go to Chrome Settings (chrome://settings/) > Settings > Search > Manage Search Engines > In the Default search settings box, make sure Ask.com is not selected as the default

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How to remove ask search


I uninstall ask. Then in Internet Explorer turn off all addons. Then i never use IE again unless it is to turn off all addons again. Then i go to settings in firefox or opera and turn off ask in prefered search engines. Then i go to program files and delete the ask folder. (In Vista/Win7/Win8) Then Windows Explorer/Organized/Folder And Search Options/ checkmark Show hidden files folders or drives also uncheck hide protected operating system files. under C:Program Data delete ask Under Administrator or possibly your account name /Appdata/Roaming look for ask and delete if it is there also /Local Low or /Local Remove ask if you see it This should be enough if it exists in the register windows can handle it or use a registry cleaner. To remove all of your trojans, worms, hijackers, viruses, rootkits. Use spynomore to show you where they are. I delete anything it finds from hidden folders and in the registry. Unhackme runs each time i boot up to keep most things off. Then also open Internet Explorer and turn off all addons then never use IE again. Get firefox or opera or safari or chrome. Get the addons for them that do security or prevent popups. If you want me to assist then install teamviewer and contact me here or at mikadot at hotmail dot com and i will remote administrate you. I would need the ID and password and a time that we are both online.

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How to remove internet xplorer 9 from my computer


The following instructions apply to both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Click the Start button , type Programs and Features in the search box, and then click View installed updates in the left pane.Under Uninstall an update, scroll down to the Microsoft Windows section.Right-click Windows Internet Explorer 9, click Uninstall, and then, when prompted, click Yes.

Click one of the following:
> Restart now (to finish the process of uninstalling Internet Explorer 9 and restore the previous version of Internet Explorer). > Restart later
... Also use a system utility tool like Reginout to completely remove all unwanted files and corrupt registry files associated with IE9 and are no longer used.

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How to remove win32/mebroot?


Hi there,
Well this Win32/mebroot is a trojan and you need a trojan killer to remove this. you can remove this by two ways -
1. Online - means when your computer runs the operating system and you can install the trojan killer and search for the trojan.
2. Offline - in this you don't need to start the operating system of your computer, you just need the offline CD of a trojan killer that starts automitally before windows start and then you just make a search for the trojan.
Please follow the below link to get your trojan killer -
http://trojan-killer.net/

Good Luck

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I cannot open my Microsoft Internet Explorer, since march 20 201, I tried to restore the system but still I cannot open it, please advice me on how to fix this problem, PENTIUM(R) DUAL CORE MS WINDOWS...


Try to uninstallur internel explorer. Go to control panel>add remove program and click add/remove windows component. Untick the internet explorer to remove. then download the internet explorer or you can do the same process uninstalling but this time tick the internet explorer box. I think it will search for your installation disc so prepare to insert it in your disc rom just in case.

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A backdoor trojan is a bad. They are a sort of virus with the capability of sending information back to the controller of it. It can be downloaded and can turn on without you knowing it and then it will follow whatever instructions it is given. The information it can send out is worse than any damage it does to your system. Passwords, bank info, credit card numbers. It can even email your contacts using your account.

System restore does record and copy these, and you need to turn system restore off during your scan and removal process. System restore does not allow virus software to remove these files.

First, update your virus program and then turn off your internet connection. Then turn off system restore by going to your control panel>System>and then click on the System restore tab, usually in the back. Close those windows and and start your virus scans. Follow the instructions after it locates the virus. If you have the option of deleting the virus, do that rather than put it in quarantine.

Since you have a program running that you don't even know about, it can certainly put a drag on your system and slow things down. Your Windows OS is so old, I can't believe it is still running. Congrats, everyone I know had a fatal crash by this time. If you need further help, please leave a comment. Thanks for your question.
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i think your internet security blocking iexplorer.
remove your internet security antivirus,reset your iexplorer to default settings and then remove iexplorer in add remove components in control panel.then install again.
check also in mozila fire fox .

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