cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Free Download

valart
Grafter
Posts: 418
Thanks: 1
Registered: 09-10-2007

Free Download

When I have been on you tube a page jumps out asking me to download a free media player it is something to do a site called softigloo I have no idea where this as come from and I would like to uninstall it I am unable to find the file,this could be a virus in waiting if I clicked on the download,I would like to know where this file is hiding can anyone help.
8 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 38,460
Thanks: 1,027
Fixes: 62
Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Free Download

BenG
Grafter
Posts: 202
Registered: 22-08-2007

Re: Free Download

I never had this sounds a bit strange, I do as Oldjim said to be on the safe side.
You can also try spybot that gets rid of dodgy things
http://www.safer-networking.org/dl/
also check if anything is in the process list that should not be crlt+alt+del > task manager.
hope you sort the problum.
Community Veteran
Posts: 4,845
Thanks: 120
Fixes: 24
Registered: 14-07-2009

Re: Free Download

Also, make sure you are running the latest versions of Flash player http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and Java (if you use Java) http://www.java.com/en/ .  Both installations will try to foist 'extras' onto your computer which you should uncheck the boxes to refuse.
valart
Grafter
Posts: 418
Thanks: 1
Registered: 09-10-2007

Re: Free Download

If I download malwarebytes from Major Geeks will it be safe website because  I have found in the past some of the anti virus downloads come with chrome and these silly search engines which can be difficult to uninstall.I tried to download Advanced Security System I took out the ticks for chrome and other bits but I still got them.
Community Veteran
Posts: 38,460
Thanks: 1,027
Fixes: 62
Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Free Download

use this one http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4716-malwarebytes-anti-malware.html which is linked from then malwarebytes site
Community Veteran
Posts: 17,466
Thanks: 1,473
Fixes: 16
Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: Free Download

You might like to get  "Absolute Uninstaller".... this is a really good one to get rid of Chrome, and other stuff that you forgot to (un)check the boxes when you were installing those other progs....
rongtw
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,973
Thanks: 1,531
Fixes: 12
Registered: 01-12-2010

Re: Free Download

Shutter , yes it may be a good uninstaller , but i find that http://download.cnet.com/Revo-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-10687648.html is far better  Wink
Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
Community Veteran
Posts: 4,845
Thanks: 120
Fixes: 24
Registered: 14-07-2009

Re: Free Download

Quote from: valart
If I download malwarebytes from Major Geeks will it be safe website

I have never had any problems with Major Geeks provided you can find the link on the download page that gives you the download you want as opposed to a link to something else being peddled.