Windows 10: Is someone taking screen shots of my computer?

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       19 Apr 2017 #51

    purplelover said: View Post



    All you guys ROCK!!!!! Thanks so much!!!

    Since I have been on here writing this book I have had NO screenshots at all! WooHoo!
    @purplelover

    Eileen, I like that part! Looks even better in your favorite color!

    Glad you got it tamed down..... TC
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       19 Apr 2017 #52

    THANKS Wynona !!!
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       19 Apr 2017 #53

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ID:	130887 This page has several mentions of Viewpoint and Aol too. should I leave everything checked on this page. Not ready to dump AOL yet.


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    Just want to be sure there are the right files to keep. I can't click to them to see them. Let me know....the 2 that are unchecked are the ones to keep simrick?

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    will wait a bit to clean it incase I need to remove anything else.
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       19 Apr 2017 #54

    purplelover said: View Post
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Name:	AdwCleaneer1.jpg 
Views:	12 
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ID:	130887 This page has several mentions of Viewpoint and Aol too. should I leave everything checked on this page. Not ready to dump AOL yet.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	AWC keep4.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	224.7 KB 
ID:	130890

    Just want to be sure there are the right files to keep. I can't click to them to see them. Let me know....the 2 that are unchecked are the ones to keep simrick?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	5.jpg 
Views:	10 
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ID:	130892

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ID:	130891

    will wait a bit to clean it incase I need to remove anything else.
    Can't see the full keys.

    In this one:

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    before you take your screenshot, just to the left of the word "Value", hover your mouse pointer and you'll be able to drag that column to the right, so we can see the full value. OK?
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  5.    19 Apr 2017 #55

    Yes, expand the columns so you can read enough.
    Also, everything to be removed should be checked, anything that stays should be unchecked.
    I thought you didn't want to get rid of AOL/Viewpoint yet, so that's why I only suggested to get rid of the 2 SEARCHSCOPES keys.
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       19 Apr 2017 #56

    registry logs 6


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    Okay is this better????? Thanks Tomcat for that much needed info.



    Simrick I was going to stay with AOL only IF I could get rid of Viewpoint. It is snapping away again. But it is able to be checked for removal...could/would that help?
    Last edited by purplelover; 19 Apr 2017 at 20:02.
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       19 Apr 2017 #57

    Okay ,I have been having the screenshots AGAIN. After I did what was suggested last night they were gone. They are back again.... drat...

    I did find this... http://www.wikihow.com/Delete-Viewpoint-Spyware

    Could someone take a look and see if it would possibly work???

    Still waiting for directions for ADWCleaner....what to keep and what to save. Not doing anything till I get some feedback. So greatful for everyone helping me.
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       19 Apr 2017 #58

    purplelover said: View Post
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    Okay is this better????? Thanks Tomcat for that much needed info.



    Simrick I was going to stay with AOL only IF I could get rid of Viewpoint. It is snapping away again. But it is able to be checked for removal...could/would that help?
    That's much better with the width of the display data, but, unfortunately, it's looks like a cross between Arabic and Russian! Honestly, I can't read a thing.

    I would delete the Viewpoint, but if you don't do the trick in that link I posted, it'll probably come right back. I am not familiar enough with AOL browser to know if it'll work without all the baggage it wants to put on your machine. I haven't used it since the mid 90's when AOL would mail you the CD at least 3 times a week.

    I'm still of the opinion you should get rid of AOL entirely and go to a more common browser like Chrome, Firefox, Edge. There must be a way to export all your favorites and such so you could import them to another, and go forward.
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  •    19 Apr 2017 #59

    I can't enlarge the picture to see it, so I can't tell.
    I wouldn't delete the the Viewpoint stuff through ADWCleaner until after I've uninstalled it properly through Program and Features.

    You can keep your AOL email address, just access your email using a normal browser. I think if you uninstall the AOL browser, most of the junk will go along with it, but then you'd want to run ADWCleaner to get rid of the leftovers.

    At any rate, the SearchScopes stuff has to go - only those 2 boxes should be checked in ADWCleaner.
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  •    19 Apr 2017 #60

    All you do is open a normal browser and navigate to

    Code:
    https://mail.aol.com/
    AOL.com - Welcome to AOL
    There you can login to your account.
    You don't need the AOL browser - it's just spyware and garbage.
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