Spybot S&D can't purge FunWebProducts
Tonight I ran Spybot S&D on a Win7 machine and found just one little problem: "Fun Web Products," which I suppose is adware. What I've found online tells me Fun Web Products is not big deal. Even so, I'd like to clean it out.
I instructed Spybot to kill the pest, but I get error messages that read: "Unexpected error in fixing problems. (Cannot create file c:\windows\wininit.ini)." Another message box suggests that maybe we can fix the problem after a re-boot, and advises that I run Spybot as an administrator.
Well, I've rebooted and I've run Spybot as an administrator, with the same results. I Googled for a solution, and the best free advice I could find started with a recommendation that I begin by deleting "My Web Search" by way of Control Panel >> Add and Remove Programs. I can find nothing listed by that or any similar name.
So...should I just ignore a relatively harmless pest alone and disregard the warning from Spybot? Or is there something else I can (or should) do?
Hi Caesar : It appears that "FunWebProducts" is a "subsidiary" of the "MyWebSearch" Adware !? I visited the Spybot forums and see you posted a Request for help in their "Spybot" forum ; the info from "Gopher John" seems simplistic based on the Error Message(s) you reported there . Based on how "Al" was helped in the thread "Problem removing MyWebSearch Left- overs" at http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=60941 ( which I recommend you read through ), it appears you would be better helped by requesting help in their "Malware Removal" forum, where most likely you would be helped by a "Malware Removal Specialist" . No telling WHAT else MAY be on your computer !?