2020search and search2020 are both in the add/remove programs list and when I try to uninstall them nothing happens. I ran a search on google and it gave me the registry keys and files to delete but they aren't on the system anywhere. Anyone else have this problem?

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2020search is an Ad ware program. It has probably made edits to your registry to prevent removal. You may need to do the manual removal from the registry, or you might find success with a spyware removal problem.



My ad-aware found search 2020 on my computer. I have looked everywhere to find it so that I could possible remove or uninstall and I cannot find it. Can anyone help? I ran spybot ...it found a few other things for removal but not search 2020. Thanks Kuntrygirl


Download & instal Adaware from here
& update it B4 scanning.
In settings under 'scanning,' have it set to
'scan within archives,'
'scan active processes,'
'scan registry,'
'deepscan registry'
'scan my IE Favourites for banned URL's,'
'scan my host's file.'
In 'tweaks' under 'scanning engine' set it to 'unload recognised processes during scanning.'
Also in 'tweaks' under 'cleaning engine' set it to 'Automatically try to unregister objects prior to deletion' & 'let Windows remove files in use at next reboot.'
Select 'activate in-depth scan' before starting scan.
When the scan is finished select 'next.'
Remove what it finds by placing a check in the box to the left of the object. Reboot

Download & instal Spybot S&D from here Update it B4 scanning. Go into settings & have it check for Beta releases also & download if available.
After the scan is complete, have spybot fix everything marked RED.
On the page that first opens when you start Spybot there is an option to immunise, you should do this. In the immunise section there is also a link to download Spywareblaster. Download that & you can keep it updated by selecting the same link that you use to download it. Reboot

Download HijackThis from here & unzip it into it's own, permanent folder, (not a temporary folder & not on the desktop). Start HJT & press the scan button. When the scan is finished the scan button will change to save. Save the log to a text file, copy the entire contents of the text file & paste it into the body of your post. DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET. Most of what is there is harmless & even necessary to the running of your system.

Please start your own threads though as it is too difficult for anybody to try to solve dual problems in the same thread.

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