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    information in hard drive


    i'm having problems with this computer and I think some bad software may have gotten into my computer.
    can anybody tell me which of the following does not belong so I can delete it?


    price meter
    my search dial
    movies toolbar for internet explorer
    convert file for free
    begin converter


    any help would be nice

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    None of those I have ever seen. I would get rid of the whole bit.
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    "convert file for free" if that's the Youtube converter they are pushing all over the place with big green "Download", I know of and is not needed because of Youtube videos have many options to download in different formats anyway. The rest of those on the list are even less necessary. "Sneakware", somebody called things like that, and some may prove real challenge to remove.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You might want to consider Revo Uninstaller:

    Revo Uninstaller Pro - Buy Now

    The Pro version has a fully functional 30 day free trial.
    You could use it to uninstall stuff for 30 days & then uninstall it if you wanted to.

    I use the Pro version myself & like it.

    Just a suggestion.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    "convert file for free" if that's the Youtube converter they are pushing all over the place with big green "Download", I know of and is not needed because of Youtube videos have many options to download in different formats anyway. The rest of those on the list are even less necessary. "Sneakware", somebody called things like that, and some may prove real challenge to remove.
    ok, I found in youtube upload then the pic of a gear and I left clicked there. below that were:
    dashboard
    video manager
    analytics

    youtube settings
    help

    this what your talking about?
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    Those 3 are on Youtube site only. "convert file for free" should be an add-on to the browser, which one are you using ?
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    the convert file for free had to be removed from my hard drive as it had these pop-ups come up on the screen every 5 minutes saying I needed to upgrade my web browser. which I don't
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    Quote Originally Posted by commander View Post
    the convert file for free had to be removed from my hard drive as it had these pop-ups come up on the screen every 5 minutes saying I needed to upgrade my web browser. which I don't
    Never said which browser you are using.
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    windows 8 windows browser? I don't know. what ever comes with this computer. this short memory just shut down like flipping a light switch, and I don't remember a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commander View Post
    windows 8 windows browser? I don't know. what ever comes with this computer. this short memory just shut down like flipping a light switch, and I don't remember a thing.
    That would be Internet Explorer than, if you upgraded to Win 8.1 it would be version 11 than. There's 2 of them, an Modern App and desktop, they are different a bit.
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