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How can I remove task bar icon which directy opens website?

There is an icon of AntivirGear ,an antivirus software, which looks as windows security alert icon and it is not deactivated or deleted by me. how can i remove from my pc.i can do nothing by right or left click to this icon.it derectly open its site if we click there and harresing me by giving pop up alerts

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  • Adanwala Oct 21, 2007




    there is an icon of AntivirGear ,an antivirus software, which looks as windows security alert icon and it is not deactivated or deleted by me. how can i remove from my pc.i can do nothing by right or left click to this icon.it derectly open its site if we click there and harresing me by giving pop up alerts


  • Adanwala Oct 21, 2007

    there is an icon of AntivirGear ,an antivirus software, which looks as windows security alert icon and it is not deactivated or deleted by me. how can i remove from my pc.i can do nothing by right or left click to this icon.it derectly open its site if we click there and harresing me by giving pop up alerts

  • Roy Willette Mar 31, 2008

    I have two icons on my task bar that are linked to a website. I have sent them emails to have them take them off my computer, and no response from them.
    http://antispyware-reviews.biz/?wmid=466...

    http://www.virusheat.com/?aff=1012

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Download SMITFRAUD cleaner

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/resources/link243.html

  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.

  2. Download SmitfraudFix.exe from here and save it to your desktop:

    SmitFraudFix.exe

    Confirm that the file SmitfraudFix.exe now resides on your desktop, but do not double-click on the icon as of yet. We will use it in later steps. The icon will look like the one below:

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  3. Next, please reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following:

    1. Restart your computer

    2. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.

    3. Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear

    4. Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

    5. When you are at the logon prompt, log in as the same user that you had performed the previous steps as.

  4. When your computer has started in safe mode, and you see the desktop, close all open Windows.

  5. Now, double-click on the SmitFraudfix icon that should be residing on your desktop.The icon will look like the one below:

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  6. When the tool first starts you will see a credits screen. Simply press any key on your keyboard to get to the next screen.

  7. You will now see a menu as shown in the image below. Press the number 2 on your keyboard and the press the enter key to choose the option Clean (saHow can I remove task bar icon which directy opens - menu.jpgrecommended).


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  8. The program will start cleaning your computer and go through a series of cleanup processes. When SmitFraudFix is done, iHow can I remove task bar icon which directy opens - dc.jpg automatically start the Disk Cleanup program as shown by the image below.


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    This program will remove all Temp, Temporary Internet Files, and other files that may be leftover files from this infection. This process can take up to a few hours depending on your computer, so please be patient. When it is complete, it will close automatically and you will should continue with step 11.

  9. When Disk Cleanup is finished, you will be presented with an option asking Do you want to clean the registry ? (y/n). At this screen you should press the Y button on your keyboard and then press the enter key.


  10. When this last routine is finished, you will be presented with a red screen stating Computer will reboot now. Close all applications. You should now press the spacebar on your computer. A counter will appear stating that the computer will reboot in 15 seconds. Do not cancel this countdown and allow your computer to reboot.
  11. Once the computer has rebooted, you will be presented with a Notepad screen containing a log of all the files removed from your computer. Examine this log, and when you are done, close the Notepad screen.
Your computer should now be free of the AntiVirGear infection.

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AntiVirGear is a rogue anti-spyware program which is installed via Zlob Trojan infections.

Go the this link
Scroll down to where it says
Automated Removal Instructions for AntiVirGear:
And follow the instructions given there.

Post back after you try that.

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  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2007

    The rating system here is a but funny so please rate this solved after you've read it. I've given you a direct link to solve your problem and it will solve your problem, I cannot do any more than that. The rest is up to you.

    You should protect yourself from spyware by being more careful online and installing an anti-spyware program such as SpyBot Search & Destroy. It's free

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