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Old 16 December 2012, 11:32   #1
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Computer geeks help please.

After clicking on a pop up saying, This page requires "AC Runactive content js." while browsing on here I have had endless problems with getting rid of the following Adware which come up as my main search engine when I turn on my PC.

The first one was mystart incredibar which I got rid of, then Babylon came up in its place along with all the pop ups anyway I now think that I have managed to get rid of it by installing the all singing all dancing McAfee anti virus provided free by my service provider Plusnet. which I have only just found out came with my package

Previously I had been using free AVG and widows defender for protection which has served me well for the last few years. Anyway my question is, can I run this at the same time as windows defender and run both windows fire wall and McAfee at the same time or is it just better running one mainly McAfee and will this stop any other Adware sneaking under the radar that's if I have actually got rid of it in the first place which I think I have.

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Old 16 December 2012, 12:18   #2
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Dump McAfee and get Microsoft Security Essentials. Written by the blokes that wrote Windows (!) and runs unobtrusively in the background and is seemless with the rest of the Windows OS. Just keep it updated through the prompts.

Defender is integral with Windows OS. Don't delete that (although you may not be able to anyway).
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Old 16 December 2012, 12:25   #3
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Dump McAfee and get Microsoft Security Essentials. Written by the blokes that wrote Windows (!) and runs unobtrusively in the background.
I never understand why people buy anti virus when Microsoft offer a trouble free solution for nothing and your guaranteed not to get any dodgy sales called from them either.
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Old 16 December 2012, 12:32   #4
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After clicking on a pop up saying, This page requires "AC Runactive content js." while browsing on here I have had endless problems with getting rid of the following Adware which come up as my main search engine when I turn on my PC.
Kerny, the .js file you refer to is part of getting Flash to run in your browser. I would suggest that the error message you saw is a symptom of the problem rather than the cause.

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I never understand why people buy anti virus when Microsoft offer a trouble free solution for nothing and your guaranteed not to get any dodgy sales called from them either.
mmm... By the same thinking nobody would use Firefox / Chrome etc either... I don't understand why you would put all your security eggs in one basket, especially since its the same basket that vast number of others are using and if the hackers / virus writers identify a weakness they will have access to a lot of systems. Obscurity is not a substitute for security but it might just make you a little less vulnerable.
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Dump McAfee and get Microsoft Security Essentials. Written by the blokes that wrote Windows (!) and runs unobtrusively in the background and is seemless with the rest of the Windows OS.
fixed it for you:
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Dump McAfee and get Microsoft Security Essentials. Written by the idiots that wrote Windows (!) and put the security holes there in the first place and runs unobtrusively in the background so that it slows down your PC like the rest of M$ bloatware and is seemless with the rest of the Windows OS although there are no seems required.
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.... so you're saying buy a Mac then.
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The fact is McAfee is 'bloatware' for your pc .. AVG is fine.. Windows defender is no good

Run IE with add ons disabled or just use FF

Keep your flash player up to date and you shouldnt have any problems.

If you still do remove it and reinstall it
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fixed it for you:
I just call it as I see it from my own experience.

The OP asked for opinion, I gave it
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Get Spybot S&D (it's free) and keep the teadtimer running-it'll stop anything adware related being installed by asking you if you want it before it can install.

Running the spybot system check regularly will clear anything nasty that's non-virus related as well.
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That incredibar is a rogue search engine that likes to take over the likes of google, bl@@dy thing attatched itself to my Ltop when my boy asked me to download an angry birds extention, so after searching a few pc geek forums I found this link someone had posted which after running speeded my Lt up a good bit.

SlimCleaner 4.0 Free - Community-Powered PC Maintenence

I've since found other sites which claim to remove mystart and others.


Remove MyStart by Incredibar (Removal Guide)
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