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What is vToolbarUpdater 14.2.0 ? Delete it?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GBfanof80, Mar 25, 2013.

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  1. GBfanof80

    GBfanof80 Thread Starter

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    What is vToolbar Updater 14.2.0 ? Can I delete it?
    I am using Windows XP pro (a secondhand bargain) with service pack 3.
    My memory is nearly full and I am trying to find things to remove to amke more room.
    As you may realize I am pretty much a novice at this.
    Can anyone help me?:confused:
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hi and welcome

    Is AVG your antivirus? It seems to be associated with that
     
  3. SUEOHIO

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    If you just bought the computer it might have stuff in it from a previous owner. doing a complete reinstall will give you a clean new start. just make sure you have downloaded the correct drivers for it before you begin and put them on a cd so they will be handy.do you mean the memory or hard drive is full? if its running xp on less than 512 mbs it needs to have more ram added if possible.with the reinstall it might make more room on the hard drive depending on the size of it if you just add the programs you really need and want.
     
  4. GBfanof80

    GBfanof80 Thread Starter

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    Yes! and I use the AVG toolbar too.Sooo...I should not remove this?
     
  5. SUEOHIO

    SUEOHIO SUE

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    I havent used avg in years. most of us use microsoft security essentials its free and doesnt use a lot of resources in the compuuter.if you really dont need it it can be removed.
     
  6. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

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    Hi, let us have some Pc specifications.
    Check and post
    TSG System Information Utility - found here.
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links
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    Download Security Check by screen317
    http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
    Save it to your Desktop.

    A command Prompt window will open.
    Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
    It should now open in Notepad - and will save a log called checkup.txt.
    Post the result of the scan here.
     
  7. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Please go ahead and post the TSG System Info as blues_harp28 suggested. Then we can get a better idea of your system's specs. I also do agree with SUE - I removed AVG a long time ago and installed Microsoft Security Essentials. It's less of a hog.
     
  8. GBfanof80

    GBfanof80 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Sue & Cheese. I think I will take your advice and switch to Microsoft security essentials and dump AVG. Especially if it saves space on my oldie-but-goodie computer.
     
  9. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Good plan (y)
     
  10. GBfanof80

    GBfanof80 Thread Starter

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    thanks for the help...I now have anothe toolbar query...what is CCC7A320-B3CA-4109-B1A6-9F516DD69829...It seems to have something to do with my toolbar, but is it bing, ASK, Google or what? and should I keep it?
    I feel sooo dumb.
     
  11. SUEOHIO

    SUEOHIO SUE

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    It looks like some kind of a temp file. what toolbar it is i dont know.it could even be stuff from avg.dont feel dumb. we all had to learn as we went along.just do what you were advised to do and go from there.
     
  12. blues_harp28

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    Download AdwCleaner to your desktop.
    Close any browsers that may be open..
    Double click the adwcleaner.exe.

    Click on Search - once the scan is finished it will open a notepad window.
    Post the logfile in the reply box below.
    The logfile is saved in C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt.
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    NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading click on Tools > Smartscreen Filter > Turn off Smartscreen Filter then click on OK in the box that opens. Then click on the link again.
     
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