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    Annoying software—DNS Unlocker, My Turbo PC, My Web Search

    I seem to be plagued by instances of DNS Unlocker, My Turbo PC and My Web Search.

    I've never installed these programs but they seem to be there every time I run a malware scan.

    Are these programs a problem? One of them, possibly DNS Unlocker, seems to reset my homepage of choice in Internet Explorer to about:blank and prevents me from resetting it.

    Is there any software that will prevent these programs installing themselves?

    The computer is an HP nx 6320 notebook running Vista Business. I'm using the free version of Avast and keep Windows Defender up to date. If there is nothing adverse reported in Windows Secrets, I usually keep the Vista updates current.

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    You end up with these type of unwanted programs when downloading others that have them bundled with them.

    In future to avoid them, always choose the Custom install if offered and always look out for check boxes that will include those items so that you can uncheck them before hitting Next or Install.

    Two programs I would recommend to run are AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool

    The link for JRT is lower down the AdwCleaner page. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

    With ADW after the Scan has completed it may list some programs in the lower pane which it considers unwanted programs - just uncheck their boxes for any you wish to keep.

    Click on Report and it will open Notepad with what it has found and will delete after you have closed the report and click on Cleaning.

    It will then open another report to show what it has deleted.

    JRT is a bit more mysterious but will produce its report on completion.

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    Geoff,

    I'd also add Hit-Man Pro you can use the trial for 30 days. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Geoff,

    I'd also add Hit-Man Pro you can use the trial for 30 days. HTH
    RG you know what bothers me is the website does not seem to tell one that the DL is a TRIAL. I had to use system restore once and IIRC it was after trying out Hitman.
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    Remove DNS Locker: http://forums.anvisoft.com/viewtopic-45-28773-0.html
    Remove My Turbo PC : Uninstall it via Revo Uninstaller : http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html
    Remove My Web Search: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-mywebsearch/

    Afterwards run Malware Bytes and AdwCleaner as suggested above.

    Jerry

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    Red face Try the free version of Malwarebytes

    I also encountered a similar adware problem and Malwarebytes fixed it well. Many search results from google also mention this anti-malware program. Why not have a try? The manual removal guide of DNS Unlocker in the posts below may be helpful:
    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/ads-by-...ocker-removal/
    http://guides.uufix.com/several-step...r-effectively/

    Good luck

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