iSearch toolbar - additional instructions

Discussion in 'news, general information and FAQs' started by Pieter_Arntz, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    I have had a few victims complaining about being unable to access the toolbar options menu in IE after having iSearch removed.

    Merging this reg file for every account with the problem gives them back the options:

    REGEDIT4

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\iSearch]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "SpecifyDefaultButtons"=dword:00000000
    "Btn_Search"=dword:00000000
    "NoBandCustomize"=dword:00000000
    "NoToolbarCustomize"=dword:00000000
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    Further removal instructions:

    It has turned out that none of the automatic removal tools, like adaware or spybot or by manually fixing the O1 hosts file entries with Hijackthis actually removes all the bad hosts file entries that this toolbar drops.

    the cure is to download & install hosts file reader from http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/VB_Projects/HostsFileReader.zip

    and then click on search for hosts

    when any hosts file is found, it will be listed in the bottom window, click on it and press the reset default button.

    that will replace any bad entries with the standard windows entries

    NOTE: if you use a customized hosts file to block certain sites then this will overwrite all those entries as well and you will need to re enter them .

    an alternative method is to manually edit the hosts file yourself and remove the bad dropped entries from the toolbar

    The hosts file reader allows you to do that as well

    we have discovered a new hosts file editor that is eaier to use
    http://members.aol.com/toadbee/hoster.zip

    download and unzip it, run it and tick the boxes beside the entries you wish to remove and press remove checked

    please though still use the hosts file reader first to check for additional versions of the hosts file that might also be dropped
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2004
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