Problem with unwanted programmes in updates

  carper 11:32 21 Nov 2014
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Hi, I have just carried out some updates and find I have been lumbered with a browser called Volteran. I have tried to uninstall this using Revo uninstaller and also on the control panel page followed by a restart. I also cannot get back to my Firefox start page. Any help greatly appreciated I am running Window 8.1 Regards Carper

  john bunyan 12:07 21 Nov 2014

Download and run ADWCleaner, - let it scan and accept recommendations - restart and scan with Malawarebytes also.

ADWCleaner

  john bunyan 12:12 21 Nov 2014

AS an alternative you could try a system restore to before the problem arose.

  carper 13:02 21 Nov 2014
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Thanks for your replies. I have run Malware Bytes which brought up 800 faults all Pup Votoran My Firefox browser has come back as normal. Thanks again. sorted Regards Carper

  mole1944 13:19 21 Nov 2014

When you download updates don't click on the automatic update ,click on custom that way you won't automatically download most of this crudware.

  robintheumpteenth 13:44 21 Nov 2014

I've been reinstalling lots of Freeware after a clean Windows 7 install.

Most seems now to have changed to hiding the PUPs under Custom Install options.

Even Authors' downloads are also hiding stuff.

Most Download sites seem to adopt these practices too.

I've found majorgeeks to be mostly safe

click here

And ninite was recently praised by howtogeek

click here

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