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Search the Web! How do I get rid of it?

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  1. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
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    I apparently have some spyware on my home PC. A new search bar appeared called Search the Web! Does anyone know what this is and how I get rid of it?
     
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  3. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    If you open up the control panel, go to add/remove programmes, click on the item you want to remove, and it should be deleted.
     
  4. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

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    HEY BILL

    HOPE ALL IS WELL. FAMILY AND BUSINESS


    HAD THE SAME PROBLEM LAST MONTH

    GO TO CONTROL PANEL, THEN DELETE IT...SIMPLE FIX

    TAKE CARE!!

    BRUCE
     
  5. UroTrash

    UroTrash Three Time F1 World Champ
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    My kids go somewhere and bring that miserable little screen clutter home as well. You can slowly move your mouse to the lower edge of it and a double arrow will appear, when that happens hold down left mouse button and push the mouse upward and it should disappear.
     
  6. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
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    Thanks guys! I should have thought to go to the control panel. I hate it when aliens take ver my computer.

    Bruce: Good to hear from you! The business is picking up. I'm thinking about stating another company to service medium and heavy duty trucks. There isn't much competition here and I already have all the equipment.

    Take care.
     
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  8. Bertus

    Bertus Formula 3

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    I have to same problem, but i can't find it in the control panel.
    How was it called in the add/remove program ?

    One time i deleted things i shouldn't have deleted so i'm a bit more carefull now.
     
  9. dfratini

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    Bill,

    You should try 3rd party software, I use Spybot - Search & Destroy. Works great. Not only will it identify programs it will immunize your computer so that in the event you [or your kids] go back to the web site the program cannot be reinstalled.

    dan
     
  10. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
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    I went home and checked and I have the same problem as Bertus, it's not listed under add and remove programs.

    Spybot is a good idea. Is it free, or pay?
     
  11. BWS550

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  13. dfratini

    dfratini Karting
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    Spybot is pay but definately worth the money, IMHO.

    dan
     
  14. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I've tried Spybot & it doesn't remove everything. Norton Firewall 2004 works much better, it also comes with all the ant-ivirus software. I bought a copy at Sam's Club for $45.00.


    Good luck
     
  15. PeterS

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    Untrue, Spybot is free. Two other things to do daily:

    1) R.Click on the explorer icon and click on propeties. Delete Cookies, Files and History.

    2) Start + All Programs + Accessories+ System Tools + Disk Cleanup. Run that to get rid of old compressed files. If you have never done this, let it run overnight.
     
  16. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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  17. 3DMotorsports

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    I'll assume you're not using the Google toolbar (with a pretty good pop-up blocker). What you have is a spyware BHO, or Browser Helper Object. The only way to really clear that up is to go into the registry and delete any entries with BHO or Browserhelper in the name. These spyware trojans or worms will install registry entries in multiple places, so you'll have to use the search function when you run regedit from the start menu to find all entries for BHOs or browserhelper. Good luck. Sometimes they are a *****. Even if you uninstall or delete the folder from the hard drive, the registry entry will recreate/install it.
     
  18. Jason W

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  19. RyanZX6R

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    you can get a free trial for Norton Antivirus 2004 off of the Symantec web page. This might help in cleaning up anything that may have creeped into your computer.
     
  20. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    actually there are several other spybot type of applications out there that mask themselves into looking similar to / named similar - but yet they invite the spyware/malware over to your system and charge you to remove it.
     
  21. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    not true, not true one bit. you actually need to use both spybot and adaware together, along with hijackthis on occassion. there no one program that detects it all, but spybot & adaware together does wonders.

    just remember, there's a few lurking members on here that actually have their websites setup to download that crap to your systems. one said it is the only way he can support his ferrari addiction.
     
  22. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Is this true about lurkers on this site infecting others? who do we trust anymore
     
  23. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    nope. not lurkers. and they do not infect your system that way.

    you get it by where you go out there. they have nothing to do with it.
     
  24. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    OK understood, better be a bit more careful in future, thanks.
     
  25. scott61

    scott61 F1 Rookie

    Feb 11, 2004
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    My step daughter downloaded some new music sharing program blubster and it put some real nasty adware crap on her P.C that was very tough to totally delete. Make sure you warn your kids to stay away from that one
     
  26. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
    2,108
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    The following is an e-mail I received from Lop.com regarding removing Search the Web! If any of you are having as much trouble as I did, this should help.

    In the terms and conditions of any of our software products it is clearly stated that we grant you a free license to use the software and by installing the software on your computer you agree to use our search services in your web browser. Any and all changes made to your system are clearly stated in the terms and conditions and are fully un-installable via the Add-and-Remove Programs option available from the Windows Start Menu--Settings--Control Panel--Add/Remove Programs.

    In the 'Add / Remove Programs' list, look for 'Window Search', 'Window Searching', 'Lop.com', 'LOP SEARCH', 'Browser Enhancer', or 'Ultimate Browser Enhancer' from the menu to run the uninstaller.


    If you've tried the above steps and the uninstall is still unsuccessful, try disabling your anti-virus software, Ad-aware, Sophos, and other programs of that nature. Re-download the uninstaller, then run it. Ad-aware et al seem to interfere with the uninstall process. If disabling that software allows you to run our uninstaller successfully, please tell us or email the software company in question and tell them they need to fix their software.

    - Additionally a separate uninstall program may be downloaded here:
    http://lop.com/new_uninstall.exe

    This is a new universal uninstaller and will remove any components, such as the toolbar.

    If none of these suggestions solve the problem, try reinstalling the LOP software, then running the uninstall again.


    Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance,

    Lucy Lewis,
    Lop.com Customer Service
     
  27. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

    Apr 16, 2003
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    Spyware deleted part of windows on my computer... Every now and then I lose my 24/7 cable internet connection and the computer reboots. PITA.
     
  28. Erik330

    Erik330 Formula Junior

    May 8, 2004
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    Agree on Adaware. I run spybot and then run Adaware and AA picks up the stuff Spybot missed.
     

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