search toolbar spyware!!!!

  athenrye 20:13 02 Feb 2006

i have en extra search toolbar thingy on my internet explorer
i think its "open search web"
gandalf helped me earlier with xoftspy
but you have to pay for that! $39 dollars any free one or the codes for it?

  VoG II 20:20 02 Feb 2006

Run HJT click here and paste a log on the Malware Removal forum click here

  skidzy 20:35 02 Feb 2006

VOG is right...Follow the instructions.if you decide to try for yourself,be careful as its a very powerful program.

  athenrye 20:47 02 Feb 2006

hi guys
thanks for the info
i know what you mean, isnt there an easy way to do it?
sorry to ask but its not actually my computer its my sisters down the road
looking for an easy way to clear it for her
xoftspy looked good, but im not paying and shes clueless!cheers

  VoG II 20:51 02 Feb 2006

HJT is easy to run. You need to post the log at click here to get expert guidance.

Before you do that, you could try Ewido:

Download Ewido Anti-Malware trial version click here

When installing, under 'Additional Options' untick 'Install background guard' and 'Install scan via context menu'.

Launch Ewido by double clicking the icon on your desktop. The program will now go to the main screen. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files. On the left hand side of the main screen click update then click on Start Update.

Then select 'Settings'. Under the bottom section 'What to Scan?' make sure 'Scan every file' is ticked. Select 'OK' and you will return to scanning options. Click on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin. This scan can take quite a while to run.

While the scan is in progress, you will be prompted to clean the first infected file it finds. Choose 'Clean' (or 'Delete' if 'Clean' is not an option). Then put a tick next to 'Perform action on all infections'. Doing this enables the scan to proceed automatically until its completion. Click OK.

  skidzy 21:04 02 Feb 2006

Athenrye...Are you sure it is open search toolbar.....And not Coolwebsearch,Maybe this can help ..its worth running anyway.
click here

  athenrye 22:03 02 Feb 2006

hi guys
its not coolwebsearch
this one dosnt have a name on the title bar...
it has 8 tabs across the top
when you click ont hem it says open web search
thats as far as i got with it
xoftspy looked liek it was taking it off
but them asked for payment at the end of it

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