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copied from http://forums.whatthetech.com/index.php?showtopic=129211
very long post, includes a customer's registry

Download http://www.revouninstaller.com/start_freeware_download.html
This is the Revo Uninstaller. It may be a 30 day trial, so get this when you are ready to use it.

Double click Revo Uninstaller to run it
From the list of programs double click on the listed program(s), or anything similar, to remove it:
Solution Real
WSE_Vosteran

When prompted if you want to uninstall click Yes
Be sure the Moderate option is selected then click Next

The program will run, If prompted again click Yes
When the built-in uninstaller is finished click on Next
Once the program has searched for leftovers click Next
Check the items in bold only on the list then click Delete
note: you may have to expand some folders by clicking the "+" mark
When prompted click on Yes and then on Next
Put a check on any folders that are found and select Delete
When prompted select Yes then Next
Once done click Finish


copied directly from https://www.how-to-remove.com/vosteran

2014 November 25 Jean Sugoi Browser hijacker

Vosteran (vosteran.com) is a website that is installed on your browser homepage without your consent. Vosteran is not installed by itself but itís usually helped by an unwanted program that often does more than installing it. In fact, it often keeps this unwanted page in place even if you try to manually modify your browser settings.

Which is the purpose of this program? To redirect your usual search engines so as to use theirs in which there is a high percentage of sponsored links and disguised advertising.

The more this page has visitors, the more its designers make money.

What are the consequences for you? The adware that comes with Vosteran to keep it in place also runs in the background of your computer and leads to slow down your PC. It records your page and search history to display you targeted ads.

Vosteran and browser hijackers of this kind are usually installed when you download false software updates (itís often Flash or Java or even Chrome, Firefox or IE). You have to systematically deny any software update, proposed by your browser. There is 99.9% chance that itís an attempt to make you install an unwanted program.

To get rid of Vosteran effectively and for free, you can follow the method below.

For your information please know that Vosteran is considered as suspicious by 22 security software.

File information
File name:updatetask.exe
Common path:C:\Users\Jean\AppData\Roaming\Wse_vosteran\Updateproc\updatetask.exe
Analysis date:5 January 2015
Scanner detections:22 / 54

Scan engine      Detection

ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/DealPly.U
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.DealPly.hf
Symantec Trojan.Gen.2
Avira ADWARE/DealPly.Gen
CAT-QuickHeal Adware.DealPly.r8 (Not a Virus)
McAfee RDN/Generic PUP.x!cqb
K7GW Trojan ( 004b01361 )
K7AntiVirus Trojan ( 004b01361 )
Agnitum Riskware.Agent!
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.R021C0ELP14
Avast Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
NANO-Antivirus Riskware.Win32.DealPly.dkkqok
Sophos DealPly Updater
VIPRE Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
TrendMicro TROJ_GEN.R021C0ELP14
McAfee-GW-Edition BehavesLike.Win32.Trojan.gh
Cyren W32/Trojan.MZYY-4996
GData Win32.Application.Dealply.H
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.DealPly.BU
Fortinet Riskware/DealPly
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM05.1.Malware.Gen

How to remove Vosteran ?

This is a detailed guide to get rid of Vosteran from your pc. Please perform all the procedures in the right order. All the software offered in this removal guide is totally free and known to clean and boost your computer.
Step 1 - Uninstall Vosteran from Windows
Step 2 - Remove Vosteran Extension
Step 3 - Remove Vosteran with Adwcleaner
Step 4 - Remove Vosteran with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Step 5 - Reset your browser settings (if necessary)

Remove Vosteran from Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer.

Go to the Control Panel
Go to Programs and select Uninstall a program
Search for Vosteran and click the Uninstall button
Remove Vosteran from your browser

Remove Vosteran from Chrome
Open Chrome and go to the 3 stripes icon in top right corner.
Select Settings and on the left side Extensions.
Remove Vosteran Search by clicking the trash can icon.
Restart Chrome.

Remove Vosteran from Firefox
Open Firefox
Click on the Big Orange Firefox button in top left corner, then select Add-ons
Remove Vosteran Search by clicking the Remove button.
Restart Firefox

Remove Vosteran from Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer
Click on the Gear icon , then click on Manage Addons
Go to the tabToolbars and Extensions
Select and disable Vosteran Search if you canít find them or if you can't remove them, go to the next step.
Restart Internet Explorer

Remove Vosteran with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner program will examine your computer and internet browser for Vosteran, browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been put in your system without your permission.

Download AdwCleaner
https://www.how-to-remove.com/?did=3516&vp_edd_act=show_download

Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the file AdwCleaner.exe.

If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the Scan button.
To remove malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the Clean button.
Please click on the OK button to allow AdwCleaner reboot your computer.

Remove Vosteran with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware dis a light-weight anti-malware program that is excellent at removing the latest detections.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
https://ad.zanox.com/ppc/?27755719C1011790514T

Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using the installation wizard.
Once installed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program, and that a scan has never been run on your system. To start a system scan you can click on the Fix Now button.
If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for Vosteran.
When the scan is complete, make sure that everything is set to Quarantine, and click Apply Actions.

When removing the files, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
Reset your browser (if necessary)
If after following the above steps Vosteran is still present on your computer, you can reset your browser by following the instructions below.

Google Chrome
Open Chrome.
Click on the Chrome menu button on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Scroll down to the end of the page, search for Show advanced settings.
Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button.
Click Reset once more.
Your bookmarks and saved passwords are not deleted or modified.

Mozilla Firefox
Open Firefox
At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu, then select Troubleshooting Information.
Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
Your bookmarks and saved passwords are not deleted or modified.

Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer.
Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon , in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options..
Click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, select the Delete personal settings check box, then click on Reset button.
When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the Close button in the confirmation dialogue box.

Your computer should now be free of Vosteran. If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Vosteran from your computer, please start a new thread in our support page. Someone will give you free assistance very fast !