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This program is GREAT at removing unnecessary applications that are installed on free programs, all that stuff that people should untick but don't or don't really look at what they are doing rolleyes.gif

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ adwcleaner
It can remove all kinds of stupid toolbars and restore your browser (I know Firefox and IE at least maybe chrome too) back to fresh installed state.


I would not bother restoring your computer, if its just adware it will probably get removed but you can run this program I linked you and I promise you everything will be O.K., just run it, press the clean button and it will reboot with a list of whats removed. In the future note that viruses and malware most likely can NOT be removed by system restore inside windows, but probably can be from a system image.. adware is different.
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Ok, now getting back to Step 7 of 7:

 

CPU-ZfromCNETFinally.png

 

Guess what happens when you click "Install Now". Yep, you are finally allowed to use the official installer, as I detailed with these screenshots:

 

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_1.png


http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_2.png


http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_3.png


http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_4.png


http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_5.png


http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_6.png


http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_7.png

 

 

So, you can see how important it is to pay extremely close attention to what you are doing AT ALL TIMES.

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I've been avoiding CNET like the plague for a long time now, they have been sticking adware in their downloads for a while now and I can longer recommend the site to anyone who doesn't know what to watch for when installing things.
Grab malwarebytes and run a scan.
I have Norton internet security and I ran a scan and it said my system is clean
    
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post #14 of 40
You can alternatively use filehippo if you want the latest versions if the original site is down. No spyware, adware and all that nonsense gets installed or if you want the previous versions installed smile.gif

http://www.filehippo.com/download_cpuz


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*snip*

That's why I use filehippo for getting stuff these days

I can't trust c-net anymore. Their stuff intentionally comes to spyware.
post #15 of 40
No, generally restoring back to a previous point doesn't help at all for a virus as it infects deep into the system, such as your registry and even the restore files them selves. only way to be sure to remove one is to run a virus and adware scan on your computer.
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Tip: if the official site is down, then Google things like this: "cpu-z filehippo".

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=cpu-z+filehippo


Edited by TwoCables - 4/19/14 at 12:30am
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Ok, now getting back to Step 7 of 7:

CPU-ZfromCNETFinally.png

Guess what happens when you click "Install Now". Yep, you are finally allowed to use the official installer, as I detailed with these screenshots:

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_1.png

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_2.png

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_3.png

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_4.png

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_5.png

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_6.png

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/CPU-Z_Official_Installer_7.png


So, you can see how important it is to pay extremely close attention to what you are doing AT ALL TIMES.
I know but usually when I download something the add-ons are usually in boxes and I just uncheck them . after doing system restore I ran my Norton anti virus sweep and it said my system was clean . do you think I am in the clear of spyware and viruses ?
    
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I know but usually when I download something the add-ons are usually in boxes and I just uncheck them . after doing system restore I ran my Norton anti virus sweep and it said my system was clean . do you think I am in the clear of spyware and viruses ?

 

You didn't have any spyware or viruses. You just had junkware.

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post #19 of 40
you have adware or junkware.. run the program i told you

Adwcleaner
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Alternatively you can most likely uninstall each program from control panel followed by a CC cleaner registry sweep. Most of those programs are easily uninstalled because they aren't viruses, just nuisances.
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You didn't have any spyware or viruses. You just had junkware.
thanks that's a relief . about me overclocking using cpu level up in the uefi bios to get 4.2 ghz do you think I got good results with my prime95 100% load test temperature of 71c and my 3D mark 11 score going up from p17532 to p17914 and my novabench score going up from 2534 to 2624 or do you still think I can get better results from manually overclocking my cpu to 4.2 ghz ?
    
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