Search Assistant

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by mauwth, May 27, 2004.

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  1. mauwth

    mauwth Registered Member

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    Since yesterday at startup I have a toolbar with a textbox and search button on my taskbar that's named "Search Assistant". Right-clicking it let's you choose between "Blazefind", "Google", "MSN" and "Yahoo". If you enter something and press "Search", IE opens the search engine you chose before. I didn't put this toolbar there, I don't need it, it ****s up my taskbar and I don't know where it came from. I tried to deactivate it, but every time I restart my computer it's there again. I deleted all entries in my registry that possibly link to it, but it won't dissappear. Also, I can't change my IE settings anymore (Tools >> Internet Options). It says "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer." Can anyone help me? Thanks ...
     
  2. snapdragin

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    Hi mauwth, and welcome.

    Please follow the instructions and steps here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=15913

    After you have downloaded HijackThis, create a new, permanent folder on your C drive and unzip Hijackthis.exe into the new folder. Run the program, then when the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will then change to a "Save Log" button. Press the "Save Log" button. Copy and paste the entire contents of the log here in this thread. NOTE: Most of what it lists will be harmless and even essential - so, do NOT fix anything yet. Someone will review your log and give you instructions on what needs to be fixed.

    Regards,

    snap
     
  3. mauwth

    mauwth Registered Member

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    Thanks for your advice Snap, but I could eliminate it in the meanwhile. Have a good one, Martin
     
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