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How do I get rid of Bargain Buddy.exe?

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I am running Win XP.  I have discovered that a program called Bargain Buddy has installed itself in my Program Files.  I tried uninstall, but it didn't work.  I tried deleting the files, and some of them were deleted, all that is left now is the exe. file.  It won't delete because it says some other person or program is using it, to close those programs first.  How do I know which other program is using this?  I closed it in the Task Manager, but this didn't help either.  Everytime I log onto the Internet, it tries to update itself, and slows my work way down. (I do web updates for several clients).  I have another unknown program also installed in the last couple days in my program files called "blahmeta", the exe program is called "Camp64".  I also tried to uninstall/delete this with the same results as with Bargain Buddy.  I'd appreciate the help.
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by:sunray_2003
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Hi vicicicic,

Use spybot ,ad-ware ,CWshredder and post the log from Hijackthis here

After installing them, First Update them and then run

Spyware/Adware removal tools:
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What is spyware : http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html

SpyBot-S&D : http://www.webattack.com/download/dlspybot.shtml 

Ad-aware : http://www.webattack.com/download/dladaware.shtml 

CWShredder: http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.shtml

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

Pest Patrol : http://www.pestpatrol.com/



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by:vicicicic
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I went to kephyr.com and printed out their manual install directions.  I did what it said, but I didn't have a single one of those files it listed to delete!  I will restart my computer, and see I can delete that directory, but I didn't change anything, so I expect it will still be there.  I'll be right back...
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by:vicicicic
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Hello, Sunray!

AFter I rebooted, I WAS able to delete the Bargain Buddy directory!  I also then checked my Task manager, and NOW I could see that Camp24 running.  I closed that program, and was then able to delete that as well!  Problem solved!  Now I will go and get myself a good Firewall so that this doesn't happen again.  I should've done it long ago.  Thanks so much for your help.  Enjoy the 500 points!  (I originally listed the point value at 600, but they only let me give 500.  I hope you know that some things are "priceless".)  Thanks again,
Vic
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by:sunray_2003
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Donot worry about points 500 is a lot and I thank you for that . Great your issue is solved .
Make sure to always update these spyware tools and have a good firewall like zonealarm to protect your computer
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by:vicicicic
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Just a postscript here...  I downloaded the Bazooka sypware scanner from kephyr.com and ran it.  I was very surprised!  There were 6 adware parasites and one spyware program on my computer!  I had no clue that these programs were there, and I consider myself to be fairly computer-literate!  (Smart enough to subscribe to EE anyway!)  I followed all the removal steps from kephyr and deleted all the adware/spyware programs, one by one, even though this took a long time!  Now, it's no surprise that my Internet surfing loads a little quicker!  I WILL keep up with the spyware updates, and get my new Norton Firewall installed.  Thanks again, and to anyone else who reads this, Get a spyware scanner program and run it!
---Vic
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