search by address bar faulty

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by darkstonexa, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. darkstonexa

    darkstonexa Guest

    right can someone explain why for the life of god I can't stop the searching by address bar from using a chinese site as the search engine..

    its getting extremly annoyingnow and I can't read chines...


    I checked the advance propeties for search and that pointing at msn...
    even removed all refereneces to the chinese thing in the REG but can I search by a non chinise search engine NO



    any help PLEASE
     
  2. Swi

    Swi gningnegneur

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    simple questions: before removing chinese stuff in reg, have you flushed temp file and history? try to find/delete any cookies of the search site. Maybe (only a supposition) it's a kind of spyware so you could scan your PC with Ad-Aware and a good updated anti-virus.

    Hope this will help!
     
  3. darkstonexa

    darkstonexa Guest

    You wouldn't believe it but I found the problem in the end ...
    something installed it self with out my knowledge..
    it showed up in add/remove programs..
    chinese text thingy can't remeber exactly what it was called...

    the best thing was when you go to unistall it it it takes you to a webpage / script in chinese I mean man how the hell you supposed to work out which buttons to press unless your fluent in chinese lol..

    anyway after a few bits of guessing I got it removed succesfully and all is back to normal

    Thanks for your reply though