Remove warnet from my computer

kevindefty
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www.warnet.com seems to take over my computer whenever I am trying to purchase items .pop ups appear and a message say this page is not available
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Top Expert 2004
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Use hijackthis in the link I had posted and give us the error log. We can help you better

Also go to registry and look for these key and if you find warnet.com delete


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Search_URL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar

Sunray
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Warnet is an anti spyware software. Probably it is preventing your browser from running java popups that may be needed to use the "shopping cart" on the site you are tryiong to access.
Can you turn it off?
Does it allow you to customize to allow certain site?

Maybe you will just have to uninstall it before "shopping"

Likely it is doing what it is supposed to be doing, but it can't tell the unwanted popups from the wanted or needed ones and is preventing you from "shopping"

It sounds like this utility is attempting to automatically update itself over the internet.

If you can't easily find a setting to turn this off, and it perpetually forces your browser to their page, then I would recommend that you uninstall it.

Have a look at their "privacy policy"
http://www.warnet.com/privacy.htm

I don't like a few of the implications in there, especially this >>> "Communications from Warnet, such as service announcements and administrative messages, are considered part of Warnet service and you may not opt out of receiving them" <<<.

They have 3 products:

1. Anti popup system
2. Evidence Eliminator
3. Anti adware system

Instead, you would be better off using the following:

1. Pop-Up Stopper by PanicWare Free Edition http://www.panicware.com/product_psfree.html
2. Deleting your Temporary Internet Files and History folder, recent documents, and cookies manually.
3. Adaware by LavaSoft http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Adaware does have "integrated reference file updating capability that will include the ability to search for new reference files automatically when Ad-aware is started", but it's easy to turn off.  Compare the privacy policy "http://www.lavasoftusa.com/privacy.shtml".  Remember here that personal identification doesn't count, because you will be using the Free version.

The same is true of Popup Stopper when it comes to automatic updates - easy to turn this off.  Their privacy policy is up-front but won't affect you using the free version.

You should also look at running a scan on your system with:

HijackThis : http://www.webattack.com/download/dlhijackthis.shtml

listed by Sunray_2003.  It's easy to use and does a fine job.  In all likelihood it will identify warnet registry entries in any of the keys listed by Sunray.

You might also want to open your Windows Folder and either delete the "hosts" file, or open it in NotePad and delete the contents.  This text-based file is often used by unwelcome and intrusive programs to do just what is happening on your system.
Split points between sunray_2003 and rayt333 who both specifically discussed warnet.com.  I just embellished what they had stated.

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