How do I stop Lycos SideSearch from installing itself?

By Cryo
Aug 18, 2003
  1. Reciently I've come upon a problem with Lycos SideSearch installing itself into IE6.0 without asking me. I'll just be surfing around minding my own busniess, I'll hit a new page when all of the sudden IE will lock up for about 30 seconds only to return with a SideSearch icon on the desktop and a new sidebar that pops up every time I use my google toolbar. I don't like this, I don't want this and personally I hate lycos, they're a sub-standard search engine to say the least. I read about this vulnerability in Lycos a while ago but I can't tell if this is whats happening or not. Its already installed itself at least a dozen times. Luckily it's easy enough to uninstall, just goto Add/Remove Programs and remove it, but when it is installed it's a pain in the neck if you have to do a lot of online searches like I do for my thesis. If anyone has ANY idea as to how to get rid of this thing I would appreciate it! Thanks guys.
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Change your browser security settings not to install-on-demand (although I would think it'd ask..), maybe that helps.
  3. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    it never comes out of

    your windows explorer...........also side folders named "media" also contain sports stats software well as the lycos a registry cleaner to root it out, then wait till it happens again :rolleyes:
  4. peer

    peer TS Rookie

    Maybe this is new (2004) but don't miss it: Lycos has a remedy to avoid this problem on their own home page
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