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    anyone heard of "iStartSurf" - Firefox & I.E. have been overtaken by this browser - I've tried a few suggestions to clear it but to no avail, my thoughts are now on the Registry, ie delete any entry with the subject words - a real solution would be appreciated before I head into the unknown

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    Suggestion, Stay away from the Registry. If you dont know what you are doing you can make things worse removing entries is bound to end in disaster.

    Have a read of the following guide, tells you have to remove it: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-istartsurf-virus/

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    hi Wainui, I've tried to clear I E through the instructions without any luck, the istartsurf page continues to open, there were no entries that appeared to be related to isurf in ctrl panel, so I deleted the entries for this month, only a few, I hazard a guess that FF would be similar but I'll try now

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    Sometimes it pays to run ALL those programs as per the site. Not every program will detect and remove everything that's why there's a few listed. Once they have done their thing, then go into what ever browser(s) you have and reset / Alter as the instructions show.
    One thing that happens ALOT is people and this includes some techs, only do half the job, too much of a hurry. Seriously, depending on how much data is on the PC, as well as its specs, its not uncommon to take 4-5 hours of scanning to remove some infections.

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    AdwCleaner did the trick, thanks for your advice

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