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My father-in-law's computer is beset by WinFixer pop-ups. I've searched through Google and have found many posts recommending very prolonged procedures to remove it. Have any of you here dealt with it in a manner that won't freak him out (i.e., doing much more than downloading a patch/program and clicking the FIX IT option)?

I'm assuming disabling it through the 'msconfig' startup options isn't sufficient.



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I had that problem and bought AdAware, and that cleared it up.



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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I had that problem and bought AdAware, and that cleared it up.


Would the free download version of AdAware be sufficient?



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Download and update free versions of Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy.
Then restart in Safe mode and run them one after the other.
Between the 2 you should get most things.

If your problem persist there are some boards out there that give step by step instructions on getting rid of most malware etc.
Like this one:
http://www.bullguard.com/forum/5/Winfixer-Virus-infected-my-com_18101.html

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AdAware seems to have done the trick with Mirar ATSI. This is an advertising toolbar that appears on IE and delivers big, annoying ad blocks right over your browser window. AdAware gave it the boot.



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