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April 26th, 2014 21:00

Websteroids

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone knows how to uninstall the nasty malware called "websteroids"? I can't un-install, can't find it on my hdd, and it just keeps coming back. I'm running windows 8.1 on my Dell Inspiron 3520.

Thank you!

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April 26th, 2014 21:00

Hello cindylou86, and welcome:

A rather extensive set of instructions to completely remove this pest from your system and browsers is here:
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/websteroids-removal/

You might not need all the programs it suggests you download to do the job, but I can vouch for them all as safe.

If these solutions do not work for you, do not hesitate to let us know. There are dedicated malware removal forums (free) we can refer you to.

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May 1st, 2014 15:00

Hello Joe53,

Thank you so much. I installed "Revo Pro", and was able to uninstall websteroids. You guys are awesome!

Cindylou

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April 26th, 2014 23:00

Hi. CINDYLOU86,

Websteroids ia more of a PUP (Possibly Unwanted Program) than anything else, a nuisance in other words.   Be very careful downloading and installing things thyat there isn't unwanted 3rd party software added optionally.

Try running Malwarebytes Free and maybe AdwCleaner both linked in the below.

Heres the Download links:

Malwarebytes:

https://www.malwarebytes.org/chameleon/

AdwCleaner

http://download.cnet.com/AdwCleaner/3000-7786_4-75851221.html

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April 27th, 2014 06:00

Techashar,

Based on the symptoms reported by the original  poster, what is your strategy for suggesting this particular Malwarebytes product?

  Be very careful downloading and installing things thyat there isn't unwanted 3rd party software added optionally.
In that case using your suggested link at CNET's download.com would not be advisable. In order to avoid issues download.com has had with its installer, it is best to use the developer's official download site.

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May 1st, 2014 04:00

Sorry..... I apologize for my mistakes..... Thanks for your Advise..... 

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May 1st, 2014 12:00

No need to apologize. You were only trying to help. These things are a learning experience for everyone. That's why these forums exist. :emotion-1:

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May 1st, 2014 15:00

Hello Techashar,

Thank you for your help. I installed "Revo Pro" and was able to un-install websteroids.

Cindylou

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