Mysterious Search Bar

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Richy, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Richy

    Richy Beyond All Comprehension.

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    Hey guys, I am having a little trouble getting rid of a certain search bar thats on my toolbar. One day it just installed by itself onto my toolbar and it takes up all the room and it's pissing me off. I was wondering if anyone would know how to make it go away?
    Thanks
    -Richy
     
  2. Big Booger

    Big Booger OSNN Junior Addict

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    Find the name of the search bar, and try add/remove programs. If that doesn't work, take a shot at it with Adaware or Spy Bot Search and Destroy. IF that doesn't help, then it might be time for a reg edit.
     
  3. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Hijack This rather than a regedit, if Spybot and Ad Aware fail.
     
  4. NerdUprising

    NerdUprising [ Method ]

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    and after Hijack This - if the bastard keeps reappearing (I wrestled with a self-installing search bar for a week) use CWShredder - it takes care of the CoolWebSearch variants, and nukes the little bits that float around even after Hijack This
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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