Anyone out there using this evil pernicious bit of software?
In case you haven't come across it, it is supposed to protect you when
using on-line banking by warning you if you inadvertently enter your
banking passwords into bogus sites, as used by phishing expeditions.
It's often provided free by banks "for your own good". Mine was provided
So far so good. Except that it uses a lot of system resources *and*
embeds itself into the kernel of your OS - like a rootkit virus - making
it difficult to get rid of.
I have had it installed on my (W7 32-bit SP1) system for a couple of
years without too much ado *but*
it has just updated itself (to
v3.5.1205.20) and keeps crashing. Every time it crashes, it freezes my
browser (Firefox) for a few seconds. Then it attempts to re-start every
couple of minutes and crashes again . . .etc.
I decided that enough was enough and that its nuisance value exceeded
its usefulness - so I tried to get rid of it. Nothing I have tried so
far has worked. Although the application itself will not run, there are
remnant processes and services still running, and these refuse to be
stopped in Task Manager.
I've tried to uninstall the application in Control Panel/Programs and
Features. It goes through the motions but doesn't *actually*
I've tried doing it in Safe Mode but that can't find the Installer
program to do the uninstalling.
I've tried restoring the system to a restore point prior to the update.
Again it goes through the motions but then reports that it was unable to
complete the restore - so nothing has been changed!
Anyone else had similar problems? Have you managed to sort it? If so, how?
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