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Problem with possible malware:

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Problem with possible malware:

    I was about to change some folder settings when I noticed the following option:
    IMVU Inc Cb Toolbar

    (see attached screenshot)
    Click image for larger version

    Now I remember using a IMVU social networking platform years back and in a moment of weakness I installed this useless app. Not long after that I uninstalled it (from the Control Panel) - I am sure this is related to that install.
    How do I get rid of this?



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  2. #2

    Depending on how you uninstalled it, could be leftover files. Not all files uninstall completely when you use a uninstaller. Unfortunately, some of the more persistent toolbars make a comeback.

    D/L & run Malwarebytes (the free version), uncheck "start free pro trial" at the end of the installation & do a full system scan.

    Another good tool for ferreting out toolbars/adware is AdwCleaner.
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  3. #3

    North Yorkshire
    Posts : 95
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    Re 'Onefourtwoiq' I see that what he refers to is a Website - see details below - which he may have visited and has somehow altered his settings.
    IMVU, Inc. is an online social entertainment website founded in 2004, in which members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create, and play games.
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