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Windows 7: Strange search bar appearing when browsing internet?

27 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Strange search bar appearing when browsing internet?

It happens when I search on wikipedia and several other sites (suprisingly, Google is unaffected). I posted pictures of a "sample" search (literally) and the settings box for this intruding search tool. I checked and I don't have AcPro (Autocompletepro) or Complitly on my machine (both are by the same company, SimplyGen and both are "powered" by Yahoo search).

I have doubts that they are the programs causing the unusual activity, as the interface does not match, but a setting says "I want AcPro enhanced experience..." so maybe it is related somehow.

I checked and none of these processes are running: AutocompletePro, AutocompletePro.exe, AutocompleteProMon.exe

Look at the pictures are decide for yourself. Please help me get rid of it. It is an annoyance.

Also, I have a full scan running so I will let you know tomorrow if it is a virus and it has been removed.




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27 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Try launching your browser in "safemode" most browsers give you the option to do that now.
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27 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

no safe mode.
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27 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

What web browser are you running??
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27 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Chrome
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27 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

click the wrench button
>then tools
>>and extensions

It should tell you all of the addons running in chrome.
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27 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

nothing there that looks out of place.
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27 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Have you tried inside another web browser?
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27 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

no problems with other browsers. But they are damn slow compared to Chrome, so nothin' doin'.
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27 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Have you uninstalled chrome and reinstalled it?
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