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Chessmann
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This thing is the most insidious thing.

I think one of my daughters downloaded something and didn't check for this not to be downloaded.

- It will not allow me to delete it using the Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs

- When I right-click on the tool bar, it lists a few things that can be hidden, such as Menu Bar, Status Bar, etc... Mirar is listed here, but it cannot be hidden.

- It claims to block pop ups, but its main function seems to be to funnel them to me!

I have tried a search using the word "Mirar" but it doesn't come up with anything.

Can anyone help - I cannot *stand* this type of thing!

Thanks in advance....
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For me, google came up tons (well, maybe a dozen) of links on how to remove mirar. For example:

http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-mirar.html

http://www.tech-faq.com/remove-mirar.shtml

Once you get rid of it, make sure to install a good anti-spyware package on your PC if you haven't already.

In fact, you might do that (or update the one you have) and see if that won't detect and clean Mirar up for you.

Myself, I use the one from http://www.superantispyware.com

In fact, it does look as though superantispyware protects against and removes Mirar:

http://www.superantispyware.com/definiti......_876932/
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The first time you run any of those programs you'll be utterly shocked at all the stuff they uncover.
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I did a google search right after I posted this (maybe I should have googled first, but I thought a bit of personal guidance might be good to go along with that).

I do have McAfee Anti-Virus, and am doing a registry cleanup. Doing that was mentioned on one of the sites I googled. I'll post again to let folks know how it came out.

This stupid thing is pretty insidious. When I tried to uninstall it, one of the checkboxes I had to check said, "I know that Mirar does not cause pop-ups, and want to uninstall it anyway." It does nothing BUT cause pop-ups!
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I'm not sure that McAfee Anti-Virus is as good for spyware as is a dedicated software program that targets that problem specifically. Is McAfee Anti-Virus always running in the background on your PC? Because if it is, it obviously did not do much of a job protecting you from Mirar.

Even at the McAfee forum, people seem to be recommending software other than McAfee Anti-Virus to get rid of Mirar. E.g.

http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/showthread.......ht=mirar

But in any case I still recommend you give the superantispyware software a go. It is free and quite good.

Ad-aware if also a good one, and is my 'back-up' spyware removal package:

http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

Keep us posted.
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Yes, McAfee did not do the trick. I have downloaded the Anti-Spy software. It came up with 111 issues, various Trojans among them. I rebooted, and a virus notice from McAfee came up, so it is rebooting and doing another scan....

I'll let you know what happens. Hopefully, this will help someone else, as well!
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Maybe because I'm older I just do not understand the logic behind people developing those types of downloads. I had my brother in law use my computer once and he downloaded everything it asked him too and gummed my system up. Being a genius I actually paid for an anti virus software thingy cuz I live far from any stores and the dang thing was a mega virus infected black worm hole and whatever else punks create to screw up someones system. My only saving grace was I know the right people in Silicon Valley and they sent me super attack files that killed it and then slapped its momma. I wish you luck sir.

I also don't understand idiotic companies that have sites that you cannot easily exit without closing down the net on your computer. I refuse to do business with those sods.
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On 2008-12-07 00:43, MagicSanta wrote:
I also don't understand idiotic companies that have sites that you cannot easily exit without closing down the net on your computer. I refuse to do business with those sods.


These are especially low on my list!
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I'm totally with Balducci on http://www.superantispyware.com

A friend used my computer and downloaded some similar hideous creature despite Nortons - and Nortons could not do a thing about it - Super Anti Spy Ware solved the problem.

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On 2008-12-07 00:43, MagicSanta wrote:
My only saving grace was I know the right people in Silicon Valley and they sent me super attack files that killed it and then slapped its momma. I wish you luck sir.


LOL
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SuperAntiSpyware is da bomb (remover). I use it along with the excellent Malware bytes. (look it up) These two cover EVERYTHING.

Macafee (and Norton) isn't good for much of anything much less spyware.

Put AVAST! (free) for your Virus protection and then the two spyware programs mentioned and you are covered.
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Malware bytes is one of the best programs at the moment, and its free!
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Avira is a very good program. It gets top ratings these days of all the commercial virus programs.
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I have so far tried

SuperAnti Spyware

2-Spyware.com (PC Tools)

Neither has done the job. Perhaps there is something I am missing, or not doing.... I'll keep studying on it.

Thank you everyone for all the suggestions. I have a feeling that that rather then try one then the other, I need to find out why the first 2 did not accomplish the task.
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You need 'Hijack This' if it's one of those so buried. And follw through with what it involves. What your trojan/worm/malware is doing is replicationg itself eveytime something tries to remove it it creates a copy of itself somewhere else. Good luck.

I had to bring a Pro in and pay him for a couple of hours work. Sukcs. That's why the only good thing is PREVENTION.
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YEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Finally got it!

It was MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware (free software) that did the trick.

Hallelujah!
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Victory over the scum!
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Malware Bytes IS a good one! Note that either Malware Bytes or SuperAntiSpyware are good to run as they can back up eaqch other in case one might have a miss. As you found out.

Glad it worked and Glad I mentioned it!! yay! I win!
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I cannot tell you how thrilled I was as a not-so-knowledgeable mild-mannered computer user, getting the best over the nastiest little lying SOB toolbar I have ever run into.

Praise the Lord for Freeware and the people who make it available.

A pox on Mirar and its makers.

Just who maked Mirar, anyway? I'll have to Google that....
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I too have been attacked with the ugly Mirar. I downloaded SUPERantispyware and it went through its scan. Now I am stuck on Quarantining & removing harmful items. It is stuck on software/microsoft/internet explorer/toolbar for hours now. It will not let me interrupt. I must say there was an incredible amount of junk on my computer. Is this normal? Should I reboot? Any help would be appreciated.
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