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    Anyone know about 'BoBrowser'?

    Stupidly, I was too quick in downloading a piece of software and I managed to download a piece of so-called software named 'BoBrowser' - although it's not malicious apparently, it's proving impossible to get rid of.

    Here's what I've done so far:

    1) Using Revo Uninstaller, I got rid of it from Program Files and, I hope (!), the Registry.

    2) I've manually removed it as an add-on in Firefox and Chrome + disabled it in Internet Explorer.

    3) Using Task Manager I've removed it from the start-up applications and, (again hopefully!) from processes

    Despite doing all this, it's still firmly lodged in Users/me/AppData as an .exe file and I can't delete it! It has me running round in circles saying that I need 'permission' and yet I've done that and it still won't let me get rid of it.

    Has anyone any idea how to administer the 'coup de grace' to this thing and finally delete it?

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    Seems to be a stubborn thing. You first need to kill the process by running Task Manager, showing all applications and right clicking on the offending program. You should now be able to remove the EXE from your APPDATA folder. Then run REGEDIT and search for any entries with "bobrowser" and delete them. Now re-boot and keep your fingers crossed.

    cheers, Paul

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    SuperAntispyware, paid-for version [don't know about free version] comes with a powerful folder / file removal. Also, fileASSASIN [can't remember where from] works, Emco's Move [or Delete] on Boot has a free version you're welcome to download and try.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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    Unlocker will remove it. Note that some AV programs may flag it, but it is safe. Warning - watch out for included PUPs as its ad supported.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unlocker.html

    Always check for bundled unwanted extras when downloading and installing any new software and be sure to decline them. Use custom install when it’s available.

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    Have a look at Uninstaller's Change Log (1/3rd of the way down the page) to see what PUP(s) are included. It sounds like they are always optional.

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