Iminent webooster

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Help' started by Edsaid, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Edsaid

    Edsaid New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Gloucestershire, England
    My Device:
    SPro
    I downloaded Samsung New PC Studio and ended up with the awful malware software Iminent Webooster. This disgraceful intruder hogs my browser, even with ads. It cannot be disabled in 'Manage add-ons'.

    Can anyone help me with advice on how to uninstall it...?
     
  2. leeshor

    leeshor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    My Device:
    SPro4
    Welcome to the forum
    It may have helped someone else to let us know where you downloaded it from. I have several thoughts but you didn't state your Surface model. I'll assume it's a Pro. Malwarebytes would be the first thing to use/try. If that doesn't work check out this app. http://download.cnet.com/AdwCleaner/3000-7786_4-75851221.html
     
  3. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    Messages:
    6,334
    Likes Received:
    1,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Perhaps roll back to a prior restore point. my dad does this regularly ... I shake my head at him but he seems to get himself out of jail with it. that said iv heard of malware that's been restore point resistant.
     
  4. leeshor

    leeshor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    My Device:
    SPro4
    Most malware IS restore point resistant. Doing a restore point rollback is an over used solution in many cases and when it affects browsers and popups is mostly useless. If you have intentionally installed a program since the precious, (full), restore point you could run into problems.

    Malware is not the same as an intentionally installed (discreet) program mostly because it affects other installed software. Think of it this way. Install a tool bar in IE, then do a rollback. The chances are very good that the toolbar will still be there.
     
  5. Edsaid

    Edsaid New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Gloucestershire, England
    My Device:
    SPro
    Thanks, leeshor. The link to AwdCleaner did the job. Great little programme. Popped it onto a USB for future use - just in case... :)

    Best wishes,

    Ed
     
    leeshor likes this.
  6. leeshor

    leeshor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    5,071
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    My Device:
    SPro4
    Love it when a plan comes together. ;)
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

content

,

how to uninstall iminent app on surface pro