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wizardmaster

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Need to remove Searchbar
« on: May 19, 2004, 03:56:43 PM »
Hi,

One computer in the office has downloaded an evil tool called "searchbar".

This happened a few weeks ago.  All it has done is changed the home page of IE, and given spybot some fits.  The computer is an old piece of junk running on a Pentium 1 @ 300mhz making installing things like firewalls impossible. OS is Windows 98.

Spybot finds files and "fixes" them but never gets rid of the "searchbar".

Does anyone have any "Free" ideas? (Besides throwing the old thing out the window and getting a new one)

Thanks in advance.

dl65

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    Re: Need to remove Searchbar
    « Reply #1 on: May 19, 2004, 04:12:21 PM »
    wizardmaster.....the search bar thing must be going around right now .......try this   Trojan remover  go to
    http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/download.html
    Its a full working evaluation prog ( 30 days ) give it a try.

    laso give this a try if the above doesnt help ..
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/trojan.qhosts.html     this sounds like whats happening on your p/c


    Let us know

    dl65 ???
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    Re: Need to remove Searchbar
    « Reply #2 on: May 19, 2004, 04:17:51 PM »
    .............. this happened to me too. Go to one of the site he says and it should help.

    wizardmaster

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    Re: Need to remove Searchbar
    « Reply #3 on: May 19, 2004, 04:35:24 PM »
    The first link's program didn't do anything.  I don't think it's a trojan...but I'm not an expert so I'll just keep my mouth shut.

    I appricate the help, I'll try the second one tomorrow.  I'm late for a meeting so I can't do it today.  errr I hate this "searchbar"

    if you run across any other ideas please let me know them.

    thanks,

    wm

    merlin

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    Re: Need to remove Searchbar
    « Reply #4 on: May 19, 2004, 10:55:35 PM »
    either download shredder>http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html or spysweeper from webroot.com and this if you wish>http://www.wilderssecurity.net/bhblaster.html
    « Last Edit: May 19, 2004, 10:56:25 PM by merlin »

    wizardmaster

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    Re: Need to remove Searchbar
    « Reply #5 on: May 20, 2004, 03:00:52 PM »
    [glb]shredder[/glb] did it!  Appreciate it!

    Thanks,

    [glb][glb]wm[/glb][/glb]