Windows XP forum: MIRO: horrendous add-on which caused crashes and corruption

by: SunnyRainbowHeart August 6, 2010 9:48 AM PDT

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MIRO: horrendous add-on which caused crashes and corruption

by SunnyRainbowHeart - 8/6/10 9:48 AM

I downloaded MIRO as a help for downloading videos from the internet. I carefully unchecked extra functions such as making it my search engine or having its toolbar. I have Windows XP with Mozilla Firefox for internet access.

#1 It wouldn't download completely, stating I didn't have enough memory, which is baloney because my hard drive has 87% free space.
#2 It wouldn't uninstall although I removed it from CONTROL PANEL's "Add/Remove".
#3 It hijacked my home page and substituted its search engine as well as downloaded itself as a toolbar

#4 It made "MY COMPUTER" inaccessible
#5 MIRO makes it impossible to power off my computer except via my pushing the power off button.
#6 Several other weird symptomatologies too numerous to list, except for the most bizarre one of all: when I tried to open MIRO's uninstall icon, MIRO had evidently somehow invaded my software because it attached itself to GOOGLE TALK and the result is that selecting MIRO uninstall changed the icon to GOOGLE TALK and wants me to uninstall GOOGLE TALK. Evidently MIRO has caused industrial-strength software corruption.

Would someone please tell me--step by step without assuming I should know fancy techie terms and procedures--how to get rid of this accursed thing? (A similar situation occurred with "SiteRanker"--once these things get ahold of your computer they never want to leave.)

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