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Right, so no idea how (honest guv) managed to get something called fbdownloader onto my Google chrome. Despite removing all traces I can find of it, it is still there!

Does anyone have a recommendation for a programme that can search for this and delete it from my pc?
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For Google Chrome Set the Google Chrome default search engine from search.fbdownloader.com to google.com

Click the Chrome menu button, then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.

Select Google (Default) and click on 'Make default' to set Google as your default search engine, then look for: search.fbdownloader.com and click the X sign at the end of the row to remove it from Google Chrome.

Change Google Chrome homepage from search.fbdownloader.com/ to its default. The FbDownloader has modified your Google settings to open its own page whenever you start your browser, so you will need to revert to your chosen homepage.

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There speaks someone who has experience on the subject!

That is exactly how I removed it from a customer's one day old PC about a week ago. I think it came as part of a piece if software that they downloaded from the wrong place.
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Nah, I just copy pasted from an article.
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The question is: Should I tell my sister-in-law that her hubby has been downloading from dodgy sites?
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The question is: Should I tell my sister-in-law that her hubby has been downloading from dodgy sites?
If you don't like him much Yes.
My customer Googled OpenOffice and downloaded it from the first result. OpenOffice.org was third in the list. I am pretty sure that's where it came from.
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Regular cleanups we do at work are simile to this. Start with standard uninstall, check add ons, start and search pages, run ccleaner and check startup programs, reboot them delete any left over directories. Gets rid of most issues. Sometimes need to edit registry but do so with care. Oh and run a full AV scan just to be sure.

Final step is most important... Modify search/web habits to only use legit sites, never assume to result is the best and check for boxes to until during install (eg until Ask installation when updating Java)
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Regular cleanups we do at work are simile to this. Start with standard uninstall, check add ons, start and search pages, run ccleaner and check startup programs, reboot them delete any left over directories. Gets rid of most issues. Sometimes need to edit registry but do so with care. Oh and run a full AV scan just to be sure.

Final step is most important... Modify search/web habits to only use legit sites, never assume to result is the best and check for boxes to until during install (eg until Ask installation when updating Java)
It's the last bit that is the most difficult.
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It's the last bit that is the most difficult.
Very true, especially if they have kids they don't/can't control...
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Did follow those steps Mr Bear, have not been on the PC since to check if they have worked though!
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