Lycos search!

  coolteentom 21:21 18 Feb 2004
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I downloaded a program off the internet, but it included a Lycos Search setting in it, so whenever I put a search query in the Address Bar, it asks Lycos instead of the default MSN Search, which I want. I have uninstalled the program and deleted any Lycos files, but it still uses Lycos.

Any ideas??

Thanks
Tom

  Diodorus Siculus 22:32 18 Feb 2004

Try a spyware detector (not that Lycos is usually involved in such, but it may be solved in that way). click here
AdAware
click here
SpybotSD

  Help! :D 22:34 18 Feb 2004

Run Regedit,

got to current user

Software.

Find lycos search

Delete the folder. shoud work, if no use system restore when is wasnt on there. and try :

c:program file:commonfiles. may see something in there. if not and you need more detail just reply and i will explain in more detail. in a bit of a ruch at the moment.

  coolteentom 11:22 20 Feb 2004

Thanks for ure help.

I have through the reg editer, but could not find it.
However, I've found it on the Windows folder. When I try and delete it, it comes up with 'Access Denied (write protected)'.
When I untick the Read Only box, it automatically ticks itself again. Any Ideas?

Tom

  Help! :D 19:10 20 Feb 2004

it wouldnt be a windows folder. also check the add/remove list, i had it once i found it on there.

  Curio 19:25 20 Feb 2004

Perhaps an uninstall and reinstall of I.E will help

  Megatyte 19:40 20 Feb 2004

Spybot should do it.

AH

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