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Below are step by step instructions to remove MidADdle from your computer.
Note: This process is difficult and is not recommend unless you are an expert in this field. The manual process is also dangerous as the removal process requires you to access and edit sensitive files in the registry of your machine and run the risk of totally destroying your computer.

An important point to remember when removing MidADdle is to delete all parts of the MidADdle code. This is a must as MidADdle will rebuild itself and will result in further spreading of the spyware parasite.

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MidADdle Description
MidADdle is adware that delivers targeted, contextual advertisements via various websites. While MidADdle does not use cookies to track your usage in a personally identifiable way, they may use cookies to collect standard information found in a website log file such as IP address, web browser version, etc.

MidAddle Removal Instructions

Open the registry (click 'Start', choose 'Run', enter 'regedit') and open the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects. Right-click the subkey named {E8EAEB34-F7B5-4C55-87FF-720FAF53D841} and delete it. Open the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E8EAEB34-F7B5-4C55-87FF-720FAF53D841} and select the subkey InprocServer32. Look at the '(Default)' value on the right to find out the filename of the active BHO. It will probably be a nonsensical random selection of letters and numbers, or possibly a single letter. Remember this name and delete the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E8EAEB34-F7B5-4C55-87FF-720FAF53D841}.

Select the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. On the right, look for an entry with another nonsensical name composed of letters and number, pointing to an executable file of the same name inside the user local Temp folder. There might be more than one; delete any such entries you find.

If you are unsure, open the Temp folder (on Windows 95/98/Me this is inside the Windows folder; on Windows 2000/XP/2003 it's in Local Settings in your user folder inside Documents and Settings; on NT it's in Profiles; to get to it quickly just type '%Temp%' into an explorer address bar) and look at the suspicious file. Midaddle and Clicks EXEs are typically about 110KB long, and if loaded into a text area can be found to contain the string '' somewhere.

You should be able to delete the DLL and the EXE file or files whose names you found in the registry. There may also be other similarly-random-named DLLs from earlier versions of the, about 117KB long, with an Internal Name of 'midaddle.dll' (Midaddle variant) or 'clicks.dll' (Clicks variant) in the Version tab of their Properties. For the Clicks variant, you can also delete the WildWinTracker.exe file. (In any case, it is a good idea to keep your Temp folder empty.)

To clean up, you can delete the 'Midaddle' folder inside the Common Files folder in Program Files. Finally, use Internet Options->Programs->Reset Web Settings to get the normal search sidebar back, reset your homepage, and delete the extra bookmarks added to the Favorites menu.

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