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Fd. Wild Tangent Folders in "C" Drive

By HoosYrBaby ·
Trying to get rid of "Wild Tangent" I clicked Start>>Search>>Files & Folders and typed in Wild Tangent. It came up with 17 with that name.
1 in Recycle
13 in zipped folders
3 files
I'm not sure if I should just leave them or if they are meaningless, get rid of them?? I'm a novice remember...

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by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to Fd. Wild Tangent Folders ...

Go to http://webroot.com and download Spysweeper.
After you install, update, and run it, it may tell you that there were some files it could not delete.
If so, make a list of the files, boot into safe mode (hit F8 repeatedly when restarting your computer) and manually delete the files. Run Spysweeper repeatedly (and boot into safe mode, as needed) until you come up with a clean scan.

Good luck.

Craig Herberg

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by HoosYrBaby In reply to

I'm not sure what you're telling me Craig. Should I go ahead with what you suggest and get rid of all of the above. Or is it ok to leave them there??

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by HoosYrBaby In reply to Fd. Wild Tangent Folders ...

Are you saying I should get rid of all the Wild Tangent files, folders, etc? If so, I'll try your directions.

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by dustyD In reply to Fd. Wild Tangent Folders ...

Yes, get rid of them. Manually or with anti-spyware. If you don't use it, get it.

Please turn off system restore in system properties before removing. After removal is confirmed, and you have clean scans, turn it back on.

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by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to Fd. Wild Tangent Folders ...

Yes, you do want to get rid of all of the above, in conjunction with a spyware removal tool such as Spysweeper. That way, the registry entries will be removed, and the liklihood of it reappearing is greatly reduced. Until you have this problem resolved, you should disable system restore, so that you don't reinstall Wild Tangent. Go to Control Panel - System - System Restore. Check the box that says "Turn off System Restore on all drives." After you come up with a clean scan, you can re-enable system restore.

Good luck.

Craig Herberg

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by casual01 In reply to Fd. Wild Tangent Folders ...

They are spyware added to your system somewhere down the line, hard telling how or when. Anyways, go to add/remove programs in the control panel, remove all that have to do with wild tangent. Download ad-aware personal from www.download.com. You should find a link on the main page. Install it, then get on line and update, the program will ask you to when you run it the first time. After the updates are installed, run the program and that will get rid of it for you. If anything is left after ad-aware, you can manually delete.

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