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Windows 7: Removing search toolbars

17 Oct 2013   #1
mmudassir6

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 
Removing search toolbars

I want to remove search tool bars from my IE e.g v9.com.
I have disabled it from manage add-ons but it is still there.
Can anybody tell me a software which can permanently remove these add-ons.?


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17 Oct 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What exact toolbars (give names please).

in internet exploer->view->toolbars. There you can disable them
In control panel you can remove programs. You can uninstall the toolbars as well.

But some toolbars are nasty stuff... kind of virus.
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17 Oct 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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17 Oct 2013   #4
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Which toolbars ? ?
As mentioned above some are way more stubborn than others and require special tools/procedures...
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17 Oct 2013   #5
gregrocker

 

Go through Programs and Features in Control Panel to make sure only programs you know and need are installed. Uninstall all others now.

Regularly check your browser Add On's to make sure only Flash and a Reader is enabled. Under Search remove all but the stable Google search in the browser's Search box where it isn't allowed to spy on you unless you're using Chrome. Then tick the box disallowing any changes to Search choice.

Once these are done in all browsers, install and run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware making sure to decline each one's trial offer and turn off Start With Windows and auto-updater in SAS preferences.

These will help you keep free of all spyware, the worst of which is toolbars, as long as you watch closely what you are including in any downloads at each step before clicking Next.
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17 Oct 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This program could be useful.

AdwCleaner Download
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17 Oct 2013   #7
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I agree it would be very usefull
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17 Oct 2013   #8
gregrocker

 

Do you guys think AdwCleaner is better than SAS? May I ask why?
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17 Oct 2013   #9
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I think both are good, and the op should try them.
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17 Oct 2013   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

One is not better than the other.
They look for different things and do different things.
I personally use both and they both have served me well.

Kind of like a anti virus program works and looks for different things compared to a anti malware program.

Super Anti Spyware is basically a cookie finder. Cookies that are use to track you when on line. The Pro paid for version might do more but I don't know because I always used the free on demand version.

AdwCleaner finds little add on unwanted goodies that you pickup on your browsers. In my case it would be I.E. 10 and Firefox.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

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BleepingComputer Review:

AdwCleaner is a program that searches for and deletes Adware, Toolbars, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and browser Hijackers from your computer. By using AdwCleaner you can easily remove many of these types of programs for a better user experience on your computer and while browsing the web.

The types of programs that AdwCleaner targets are typically bundled with free programs that you download from the web. In many cases when you download and install a program, the install will state that these programs will be installed along with the program you downloaded. Unless you perform a Custom install, these unwanted programs will automatically be installed on your computer leaving you with extra browser toolbars, adware, and other unwanted programs. AdwCleaner is designed to search for and remove these types of programs.
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