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Paretologic Complaint - How do you remove the "free" download from your computer

Review by w_hackle on 2010-06-23
I didn't ask for this download I was reviewing spy-ware.... Paretologic pop-up on my screen in lightning fast speed wanting to run a free scan!! I did not accept condition for them to run anything but, now I can NOT remove it from my computer.... can anyone offer some help????
Company Response on 06/23/2010:
Hello W_Hackle

We regret to hear of the difficulties that you are experiencing with your computer.

Please be reassured that Paretologic is a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, a Microsoft Certified Partner, and has won numerous industry awards for it's products and services.

Please find below, instructions to remove a Paretologic program from your computer:

Before uninstalling please ensure the program is fully closed down. The program must be manually closed down via the task bar by right clicking on its miniature icon next to the clock and selecting 'exit' prior to uninstalling.

Please follow these steps to uninstall a program from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

1. Please click on the 'Start' button, then select 'Control Panel'.
2. Now select 'Programs' and from that category please pick 'Programs and Features'.
3. Lastly please select the program to be removed, and then click 'uninstall'.

Please follow these instructions to remove a program from Windows XP:

1. Please click on the 'Windows Start' button and select Control Panel.
2. Now select the 'Add or Remove Programs' button.
3. Please select the program you wish to remove, and click 'Change/Remove'.
4. Click 'Uninstall' in the confirmation dialog to finish removal.

If you require any further assistance with anything, please send an email detailing your issue to helpdesk@paretologic.com or visit our online support site http://techsupport.paretologic.com/plsupport/consumer/search.asp for phone or live chat options.

We look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you.

Kindest regards
Laura
Paretologic Liaison
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-06-23
Posted by MDSasquatch on 2010-06-23:
You probably have a "trojan"; Restart your computer in safe mode, the google the words "trojan remover"; you will find some very good free software to remove the thing.Expect to spend about 2 hours on the project
Posted by Obsfucation on 2010-06-23:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5011787_remove-paretologic.html
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2010-06-23:
This is probably one of those "rogue antivirus" scanners that 1) doesn't work, and 2) tries to get your credit card information to steal your identity. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It is a free program that does an excellent job removing malware and spyware. Also, do a "full scan" the first time you use Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is also upgradeable-click "Upgrade" every time you use it...use it about once a month or so on "quick scan" to keep malware and spyware off of your machine. Also, run a "full scan" with your present antivirus software.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-06-23:
First go to add/remove programs and remove it there before you assume it is anything malicious. If that doesn't do it then run your spyware.

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