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unrealwarfare
10-24-2004, 12:51 AM
Hello,

In the picture below, where there is an empty line, I used to have a QuickSearch search bar. It was annoying because it couldn't be detected by either Spysweeper, Adaware nor any other freebie scanning software I have tried.

Here is what happened. I found a folder in program files, named quicksearch bar. There was a dll file, so I deleted the folder. Now the bar in the IE wouldn't work. So I went into the registry, and deleted all quicksearch entries. So now it doesn't say QuickSearch bar there, but just an empty line. Anyway to remove the empty line?

Thank you.

Best regards.

http://www.student.yorku.ca/~cptalex/images/screen1.JPG

WU2
10-24-2004, 06:08 AM
Try Spybot S&D: www.safer-networking.org (http://www.safer-networking.org)

LightFreeze
10-24-2004, 09:21 AM
if it was a variant of the coolwebsearch hijack try http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_download.html

more info from the author here
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/index.html

rebo
10-24-2004, 10:29 AM
Sorry its got to be said, if you want to stop all these spyware hijacks, move to firefox.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

unrealwarfare
10-24-2004, 05:13 PM
Thanks for the replies.

I tried Spybot and it removed it. Yay. I'll also try out CWShredder and see what features it has. I consider myself kind of a loyalist to Microsoft, so I'll stick with IE for now. Haha.

Thanks.

MadMax
10-24-2004, 06:55 PM
Thanks for the replies.

I tried Spybot and it removed it. Yay. I'll also try out CWShredder and see what features it has. I consider myself kind of a loyalist to Microsoft, so I'll stick with IE for now. Haha.

Thanks.

Being a loyalist shouldn't interfere with common sense.

IE is extremely vulnerable to exploitation. I have fixed far too many installations to count with the exact same issues. Some of the exploits are extremely hard to root out.

Brand loyalty is fine, but when it jeopardizes personal security, hijacks my system or could destroy data, loyalism with nothing in return becomes foolish.

And I'll agree with a previous poster, you want secure, go Firefox or Mozilla. Not only is it far safer, but Firefox and Mozilla have far more useful features that IE.

leas5040
10-24-2004, 09:18 PM
I consider myself a fan of Microsoft products as well, but not when something out there is better. Even if you wanted to make the transition less painful, try Avant. But eventually, you're going to want to get away from IE and IE based products.

unrealwarfare
10-25-2004, 04:16 AM
I haven't really had any problems in IE that could serve as high level threats and compromise any important files on my comp. Except for some search bars, I haven't really experienced anything else. I'm just wondering what you're actually doing with IE when you're getting all those problems... when you used to use it. What could you be doing that it would hijack your system and corrupt your files. For all my 8 years of experience with the internet, all that time using IE, I have never experienced any of the serious problems you have listed.

Best.

MadMax
10-25-2004, 04:23 AM
I'm just wondering what you're actually doing with IE when you're getting all those problems... when you used to use it.

I'm not using IE at all. I end up getting to fix other peoples problems.

Saying I'm not having a problem is like having unprotected sex. You may not have AIDS yet, but eventually your number is up.

If you can read the widespread complaints from thousands of users, and accept the inumerable security patches M$ puts out and not realize there is a problem then all I can say is WOW.

unrealwarfare
10-25-2004, 04:49 AM
Fine. What do those people who get all those problems do with IE? Even if there are thousands of people having problems like that, they must be doing something that screws up their systems. When an individual has a problem with a program, he would divert to customer service, the forums, etc. In this case, I believe you are referring to the forums, where you help out people with their problems. When you read all that, you're making a biased judgment of the program, since you are reading about all the errors. You don't hear complaints from people who do not experience problems. Yes, once in a while, some guy will post a message saying "No, unlike you, I haven't had any problems with this". Maybe there is a million people using IE, and only 20 thousand people post threads with problems, and those people who do not experience problems don't post at all. Anyway, I'm just saying that I'm one of those people that generally do not get their systems messed up. I never had any problems.... especially serious problems like hijacks and file corruption.

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