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What is this?

Postby momoffduty » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:00 pm

This was installed recently and I did read the info at the website. I don't know how it got on my computer, maybe with a Win7 update?

https://www.charityengine.com/about/how-it-works
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Re: What is this?

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:01 am

Hi Cheryl.

I take a very dim view of anything installed on my PC without my knowledge or consent whether it be "a good thing" or not.

Taking immediate steps to remove it would be my initial reaction.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Chris B » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:37 am

It looks legitimate - but if you want to remove it you can uninstall it in the usual way. They have a page about completely removing all trace.
https://www.charityengine.com/node/1201

It won't have come as part of a Win7 update as it's totally separate software. It possibly might be as an extra with something else - although installing unwanted software is a great way to get yourself on blocked lists which doesn't appear to suit their model.
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Re: What is this?

Postby momoffduty » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:35 am

Thanks for the replies. The date under program add/remove was the same date my daughter was in town using my computer. She also accidentally installed Yahoo toolbar. Mystery solved.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Peru » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:44 pm

momoffduty wrote:She also accidentally installed Yahoo toolbar.


I'd make sure to run Malwarebytes or whatever antimalware software you use. You never know...
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Re: What is this?

Postby momoffduty » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:47 pm

Peru wrote:
momoffduty wrote:She also accidentally installed Yahoo toolbar.


I'd make sure to run Malwarebytes or whatever antimalware software you use. You never know...


My normal anti-virus? I use Windows anti-virus.
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Re: What is this?

Postby sidd finch » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:55 pm

If you are really hesitant you could just do a system restore to the day before she got there.... lol

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Re: What is this?

Postby Peru » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:25 pm

momoffduty wrote:My normal anti-virus? I use Windows anti-virus.


It wouldn't hurt to run a scan.
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Re: What is this?

Postby momoffduty » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:50 pm

A scan has been done. I don't want to restore. It was a while back and no problems. I may nose around the add/remove list to check for that date in question. When our Turkish student lived with us she changed my browser to Turkish and then left to go home on break. The next morning I did slightly panic for a few minutes. I did figure it out by guessing how to change it back to English. :-8
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