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I can't remove E2give. I can't find an up-to-date method. The most recent I've found doesn't work. Help?

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I have deleted E2give using Windows Defender, Xoft spyware, Spybot S&D, and countless hours in safe-mode (more than a few times). Sooo... I really would like to have this resolved, but I am at a loss in new methods of removal.

Any help at all would be appreciated. A resolution would be huge. Thanks!
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Greetings, smcllr !

What method did you use?  Here are a couple of removal methods.
http://www.spyany.com/program/article_spy_rm_E2Give.html

Let us know what you are able to remove and not remove.

Best wishes!
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war1: Greetings!
         
          I have used the methods (or software) that I listed in my question, plus Housecall Online Scan. I found that in your post from 09/01/03, which screamed "outdated", and after reading about the latest way of removing E2give manually (latest method found was 09/2005) and realizing that all the files I have, versus the files listed, differ from each other in location and name, I assumed that it may be a newer strain (?) and "outdated" was not working for me, so it seemed. "Housecall" found it, deleted it, and when I rebooted, I went to windows explorer and found it in the same place, shortly before windows defender told me it was still there(as usual).
          Manually, I erased all the "HKEY" registry items related to E2give. Then, Remaining files as well, all in safe mode, to no avail. However, I do not claim to be an "expert" and know I lack much in the way of experience.

Lo! The solution may have just been presented.

rpggamegirl:

E2TakeOut v1.00 [http://www.malwarebytes.org]

Removed! C:\WINDOWS\system32\inicfg32.dll
Removed directory and files! C:\Program Files\E2G
Removed orphaned leftovers
AppInit key reset

Did this as you said. The first time I did it, I received this report shortly before windows defender showed me it was still there (visually confirmed). The  second time, I received the same report and I have not seen evidence of E2give yet. I'm skeptical, however I don't even see "iebhos.dll" in my IE add-ons. I can't find a trace of it, which I've seen before, but this time it took only minutes, versus an hour of DOS and 'regedit' searching.

rpggamegirl, I never would have found E2Takeout without you. Thankyou. I hope this works. It's been two hours and still no trace.

Thankyou war1 and rpggamegirl.
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smcllr,

I trust any of Rubber Ducky's tools(who also created the awesome AboutBuster)
I'm sure E2Takeout.exe was successful in removing E2Give,
if not I have another solution up my sleeve, :)
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Thanks for the points with an "A" grade!

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Certainly!
I have, literally, been fighting that for a week, and I was at my wits end. Maybe it could all be summed up to a lack of resources, but I had been all over the web, and these forums, and I had given up. Turns out my last resource should have been my first. Thank YOU for the help. E2give is completely gone. Someday I'll feel silly, realizing what I didn't know, ;)

Thanks again
smcllr

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