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jamey
05-07-2010, 10:18 AM
every time i start a program this thing called windows installer pops up i click cancel..it then goes to search settings v1.2.3 ..what is this???and how do i get rid of it???thanks

axalon2003
05-07-2010, 11:11 PM
What program are you starting when this happens?

Nihilistic Heathen
05-08-2010, 08:18 PM
It's spyware, windows installer is trying to install it when you launch something but can't find the installer.

I would download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (http://www.malwarebytes.org/).

If that doesn't I would advise seeking help from a forum that specializes in spyware/malware removal likehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/.

Or if you are computer savvy just try googling remove search settings v1.2.3 (http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=remove+search+settings+v1.2.3&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=g-m1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=).

jamey
05-11-2010, 03:55 PM
It pops up when ever i start anything...did the maleware..spybot..ect...its still there...its more annoying than anything,,but would like to get rid of it

axalon2003
05-11-2010, 09:16 PM
Try running the scan in safe mode. Select the Safe Mode with Networking option, run an update on your Malware Bytes, and run a scan again.

Nihilistic Heathen
05-12-2010, 07:41 AM
It could have been removed and the windows installer is popping up because there are still traces left behind linking to it. But it's not there so windows installer is trying to reinstall it.

You could run the windows installer cleanup utilty and remove the entry for it. That will stop the windows installer window from popping up.

Although this wont remove it. Like I said go to a forum like bleeping computers and they will guide you through what you need to do to make sure it is completely removed from your system.