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Spyware on ie11: The weDownload Manager and its wiles. RRS feed

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  • Greetings all,

    This is my first question on Microsoft forums, so feel free to offer suggestions to me.

    I recently reinstalled Windows 7 after a long and fruitless relationship with Ubuntu.  As I began solving small problems such as downloading the correct Wireless Lan Drivers manually from Toshiba's website (My laptop is a Toshiba), I also began to look seriously at internet security.

    That being said, I did not find Microsoft Security Essentials (precursor of Windows Defender) until yesterday, so there was a small window of opportunity for my computer to collect spyware/malware from the vast internet.  Now, I have discovered on my computer the "weDownload Manager" a small Internet Explorer 11 add-on which persists, despite my best efforts.  Perhaps my understanding of how to remove these things is a bit fuzzy, but let's go over what I did:

    1. Uninstall a program using Control Panel.

    2. Check IE11 to see if program has been removed.

    3. Still there, but unable to disable, i.e. it runs in the background.

    4. I have determined that removal of this malware is beyond my capabilities save a fresh install of Windows 7. I am clueless as to how I can get rid of it.

    LINKS:

    It is spyware:

    http://www.fixspywarenow.com/how-to-remove-wedownload-manager-a-guide-to-remove-wedownload-manager-from-your-pc/ 

    Personal Screenshots showing it can't be accessed in ie11:

    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4o1JZYaZQk2REIzOGxZaVJTNGs&usp=sharing

    Finally:  My question to you is, how do I safely remove this little bugger?


    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:44 PM

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