Re: PHONY INSTALLS



Did you go to Control Panel, Add/remove programs and see if it's on this
list? This is always the first place to check when you want to uninstall
something.

PattyL


"Bruce Stokes" <brumex85@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
news:%23d20rytlFHA.3316@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>I was working on a fairly new Dell with XP Home Version. A program called
> Winfixer appeared uninvited and regardles of what I did it finally
> installed
> itself and rooted itself in the registry also. I tried deleting
> everything
> everywhere and it just keeps coming back. In fact, it was impossible to
> delete the .exe file.
> On top of all that I had just emptied the History and the Temp files from
> IE
> Tools Options window and when the program is run on the Scan mode it comes
> up with a whole list of ficticious files and web page addresses which must
> be part of the initial installation to make one think his computer is
> infected with all kinds of junk so he will buy the program.
>
> My question, of course, is how can I get rid of something like that?
>
> Bruce
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