Help...can't get rid of WINTOOLS

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I have searched for some good remedies and have failed at every turn.
I have used Hijack This and looked for WINTOOLS ...nothing.
I have looked in the Registry and all the recommended places..even did a search...nothing.
I have looked in Task Manager for anything-WINTOOLS..nothing.
Does it have a new name?
What works on this thing?
I think its running as a service but I can see anything-WINTOOLS - IE in services either.
Win2000 Pro.
Question by:rbend
    LVL 12

    Accepted Solution

    WinTools can be a problem: do this! -

    Download HijackThis (version 1.99.1) from:
    Place it into a folder of it's own - something like:
    C:\HJT\hijackthis.exe or C:\Program Files\HJT\hijackthis.exe
    Do not run it directly from the "Zip" file, a "temp" folder, or the Desktop.
    HijackThis makes "backups" and it's good to have them in a centralized location.

    With all browser windows closed - run HijackThis and
    copy and paste the log file into the Analysis site here:

    Click on the "Analyze" button; and when the analysis is done -
    Click on the "Save Analysis" button -
    A page will be generated with your saved analysis -
    Post a LINK to that page back here.

    Please, do not post your log file here!

    Here's the Experts-Exchange guidelines on posting HijackThis logs:

    We'll take a look at it!  :)

    Good luck!

    Author Comment

    with your help I was able to fix my problem.
    LVL 12

    Expert Comment


    I'm glad someone could give you some help!

    Make sure you check Add/Remove Programs for any entries related to "WinTools".

    Thanks and good luck!

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