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You could also try Avast...

It's free and it works well...
 

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You could also try Avast...

It's free and it works well...
I'm almost positive I got the virus downloading a screensaver - damnit, because my Shield Pro system has been flawless since I got it. It asks if you want to download, and I go ahead anyway. That Avast is free, but the question is whether it will remove starware or not. There's instructions for removing it on the internet using stopzilla, but I don't know if those instructions are authentic.
 

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Ad-Aware and spybot will not work to rid your computer of Starware. Starware can be difficult to remove because it silently runs itself in the background of your computer process and automatically runs every time you start your browser! You will want to remove the following files-

Remove Starware processes:
starwareuninstall.exe
widgets725.exe
starware44.exe
starware43.exe
starware_305.exe
sinstaller.exe
9cc045af42.exe
Starware_305[1].exe
starware[1].exe
Starware305Uninstall.exe

Remove Starware registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\starware
2d51d869-c36b-42bd-ae68-0a81bc771fa5
7bed0340-176b-44bc-915e-c21c1dd6f617
ca356d79-679b-4b4c-8e49-5af97014f4c1
d49e9d35-254c-4c6a-9d17-95018d228ff5
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\starware
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\starware\options
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\D49E9D35-254C-4C6A-9D17-95018D228FF5
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\D49E9D35-254C-4c6a-9D17-95018D228FF5
Starware
Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\Starware
45A4902E-4479-4EAE-A186-8D0F7E4C78DE
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\9FB3908C-6565-4CB0-95F8-E9F85258723C
Starware305
4C1CAACF-1788-4613-A840-6BD943D4EE95
9A7D6AD2-0881-451F-BB27-F5E2EE2C5B14
9FB3908C-6565-4CB0-95F8-E9F85258723C

Unregister Starware DLL files:
starware.dll
Starware305.dll

Detect and Delete these Starware files:
starwareuninstall.exe
widgets725.exe
starware44.exe
starware43.exe
starware_305.exe
sinstaller.exe
9cc045af42.exe
starware.dll
brand.bmp
star_16.ico
starwareconfig.xml
perflib_perfdata_288.dat
blocker.cur
Starware_305[1].exe
Starware305.dll
starware[1].exe
Starware305Uninstall.exe

This can be done manually, if you are very computer literate. However, I would find a program on the web that will rid your computer of Starware such as XoftSpy. Do a google search for a download. There are other programs that will safely remove Starware. Again, just do a google search and pick one. Once you have ran a removal program, look back into your files and make sure the ones listed above have ALL been deleted/removed! Hope this helps, if you need more help-- message me.
 

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Ad-Aware and spybot will not work to rid your computer of Starware. Starware can be difficult to remove because it silently runs itself in the background of your computer process and automatically runs every time you start your browser! You will want to remove the following files-

Remove Starware processes:
starwareuninstall.exe
widgets725.exe
starware44.exe
starware43.exe
starware_305.exe
sinstaller.exe
9cc045af42.exe
Starware_305[1].exe
starware[1].exe
Starware305Uninstall.exe

Remove Starware registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\starware
2d51d869-c36b-42bd-ae68-0a81bc771fa5
7bed0340-176b-44bc-915e-c21c1dd6f617
ca356d79-679b-4b4c-8e49-5af97014f4c1
d49e9d35-254c-4c6a-9d17-95018d228ff5
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\starware
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\starware\options
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\D49E9D35-254C-4C6A-9D17-95018D228FF5
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\D49E9D35-254C-4c6a-9D17-95018D228FF5
Starware
Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\Starware
45A4902E-4479-4EAE-A186-8D0F7E4C78DE
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\9FB3908C-6565-4CB0-95F8-E9F85258723C
Starware305
4C1CAACF-1788-4613-A840-6BD943D4EE95
9A7D6AD2-0881-451F-BB27-F5E2EE2C5B14
9FB3908C-6565-4CB0-95F8-E9F85258723C

Unregister Starware DLL files:
starware.dll
Starware305.dll

Detect and Delete these Starware files:
starwareuninstall.exe
widgets725.exe
starware44.exe
starware43.exe
starware_305.exe
sinstaller.exe
9cc045af42.exe
starware.dll
brand.bmp
star_16.ico
starwareconfig.xml
perflib_perfdata_288.dat
blocker.cur
Starware_305[1].exe
Starware305.dll
starware[1].exe
Starware305Uninstall.exe

This can be done manually, if you are very computer literate. However, I would find a program on the web that will rid your computer of Starware such as XoftSpy. Do a google search for a download. There are other programs that will safely remove Starware. Again, just do a google search and pick one. Once you have ran a removal program, look back into your files and make sure the ones listed above have ALL been deleted/removed! Hope this helps, if you need more help-- message me.
Thank you very much, FTMFT.
 
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