Help with unwanted toolbar

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by the_saint, Apr 21, 2005.

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  1. the_saint

    the_saint Registered Member

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    i have a toolbar that i didn't install and wont go away, iv tried many spywayre progs and none have found it, and i carnt even opposite click on it and not show it or even go to view, toolbars to disable it, how can i get rid of ito_O
     
  2. puff-m-d

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    Hi the_saint,

    Welcome to Widers!!!

    I have moved your thread to a more appropiate forum (privacy problems) where it will get more attention.

    The first thing that I would check is to see if you have an entry for it in add/remove programs as a lot of toolbars will put an entry there.....
     
  3. Huwge

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    Can you tell us the name of the bar and which anti spyware youve tried please?
     
  4. the_saint

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  5. siliconman01

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    Can you turn it off by opening IE, going to TOOLS--MANAGE ADD-ONS, locating the toolbar and disabling it?
     
  6. the_saint

    the_saint Registered Member

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    there is no manage add ons under tools
     
  7. Infinity

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    you should install sp2 then :) cause it will offer a lot against spyware and security in general
     
  8. the_saint

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    i have automatic updates on and have the latest
     
  9. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Click Start > Run > type or copy&paste regedit /e c:\toolbars.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar" > OK

    This will create the file c:\toolbars.txt
    Post the content of that file please.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  10. the_saint

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
    "{8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467}"=hex:00
    "{08BEC6AA-49FC-4379-3587-4B21E286C19E}"="SearchToolbar"
     
  11. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi the_saint,

    Good job. Could you please find a file called ie2cltr.dll (probably in your System(32) folder) and mail it to me?

    You can find the address in my profile (left bottom corner).

    Then copy the part in bold below into notepad and save the file as tlbrem.reg

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
    "{08BEC6AA-49FC-4379-3587-4B21E286C19E}"=-


    Close all IE windows and doubleclick that file we made. Confirm that you want to merge it with the registry.

    That should get it out of IE.

    Let me know,

    Pieter
     
  12. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Glad to hear by mail that the fix worked and thanks for the file.

    I am not quite sure where you got it, but the file you sent me was identified as:
    ie2cltr.dll - infected by not-a-virus:AdWare.ToolBar.SBSoft.h

    I'll take the file apart and if I find out how you might have been infected, I'll let you know.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  13. the_saint

    the_saint Registered Member

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    think it got on my pc when i was redirected to some dogy site
     
  14. nadirah

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    the_saint, I see in your screenshot in one of your posts in this thread that you're using Internet Explorer. IE is vrey dangerous, it is the most common avenue of spyware and malware attacks. Try using an alternative browser like Firefox. Also, use XP SP2. Visit Microsoft's site for more detalis.
     
  15. nadirah

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    Did you notice that there is a pornography *thing* on the taskbar in the screenshot at the link above!? :eek:
     

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  16. the_saint

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    i find other browsers too restrictive, anyway the prob has been fixed thx to Pieter_Arntz and that site on the bottom there is http://www.faceparty.com/ where you can make a profile and meet people online of you age for free
     
  17. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    the_saint,

    If you haven't already, please download and install BHODemon
    I have found during my research that this file also installs itself as a BHO.
    BHODemon will help you disable it.

    If you need any help in doing so, you know where to post. ;)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  18. Stephanos G.

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    Have you tried the CounterSpy? It can remove the BHO's.
    Try here
    Free Evaluation Download
     
  19. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    If Counterspy recognizes this file as spyware, it will have exceeded my expectations by very far. ;)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  20. the_saint

    the_saint Registered Member

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    thx will d/l that thing, yer i already used counterspy to try an get rid of it
     
  21. GForce

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    Pieter,

    Thanks. I thoroughly enjoyed this interesting lesson. ;)
    ~ from a newbs perspective that is... :D


    GF
     
  22. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    I'll take that as a compliment GForce. :cool:

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  23. GlobalForce

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    Please do. :D

    GF
     
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