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Old July 15th, 2013 (6:52 AM).
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Hi guys, I've been scouring the internet for possible answers for my problem, but i haven't found any help.

I was wondering if anyone had any idea how to remove unwanted programs that don't seem to go away. For some reason there's a news.net sidebar that's installed on my homepage, and it updates every couple of minutes - I'm pretty sure it's chewing up my bandwidth.

Does anyone have any idea how to stop it/remove it from my computer?

I can get a screenshot if needed, thanks!
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Old July 15th, 2013 (7:30 AM).
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Ouch, toolbars like that are the worst! There's an easy way to uninstall it from Windows, but I wanted to be sure what OS you're on before I proceed. ;) No need for a screenie since I've been through this with my dad. xD

If it's from Windows: Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a Program > Find the program you want to uninstall > Click "uninstall" above.

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Old July 15th, 2013 (8:22 AM).
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Are you talking about gadgets? if it's one of those windows desktop sidebar gadgets, then you can disable those completely by downloading this fixit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719662

If it is indeed a Windows gadget you're talking about, then Microsoft urges its customers to disable those for reasons explained in the link above
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Old July 15th, 2013 (5:03 PM).
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Thank you for all your help guys, it's gone now!
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Old July 15th, 2013 (5:47 PM).
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Which solution worked for you Impo? Just so we can know for future support.
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Old July 16th, 2013 (3:22 AM).
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Oh, it was the first one, as it was the first one I tried :)
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