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Annoying Search Toolbar in IE!!

By rwnewson
Jul 9, 2003
  1. Can anyone help me??

    A while ago I installed some shareware and at the same time without telling me it installed this stupid toolbar in my internet explorer 6. I couldn't remove it... It doesn't show up in add/remove programs, I can't find any files on the harddrive relating to it, and even if i 'uncheck' the toolbar to hide it, it's always there the next time I load up IE! It won't go away!

    I recently uninstalled the original shareware but it's still there! It's a blue toolbar with a "search" field and it seems to be from the site www.tfil.com However the site gives no indication of this toolbar or how to deal with it.

    It's really getting on my nerves!! Anyone?
     
  2. Abraxas

    Abraxas TS Rookie Posts: 157

    Run AdAware or a similar program to get rid off spyware/ads.
    If that doesn't help perhaps it's listed in the startup.
    Click Start -> Execute... and type msconfig, then check the last tab about system start for strange entries.
    That helped me a while ago with a bootup problem which could not possibly related to that program in startup. :D
     
  3. rwnewson

    rwnewson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Thanks I ran HiJackThis and deleted the unwanted entries... It's fixed! yahoo!!
     
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Awesome, glad you got it taken care of :grinthumb
     
  5. guiltybyassc

    guiltybyassc TS Rookie

    Help

    Hey, i ran HiJack this and removed 7 bugs from my system but the blue bar is still there. which ones should i remove???
     
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Run Adaware instead, its without a doubt the best.
     
  7. deandavic

    deandavic TS Rookie

    annoying toolbar

    Depending on what type of Windows look in regedit find current user to windows to microsoft or vice versa find the registry file delte it . That where that file is hiding or maybe try going to explorefind the file in your hard disk with the search file feature
     
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