Web Search Programme

  Yo Ho 09:34 03 Dec 2003
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Has anyone heard of a programme called Web Search? I've been having probs with puter freezing whils't on line, and all sorts of error messages at startup, and other times too. I have to turn the power off, and reboot, as Ctrl/Alt/Del does nothing, nor does anything else for that matter. I have looked in Add/Remove programmes, and Web Search seems to stand out, as I had a couple of zone alarm pop ups asking if it could connect as a server, etc, to which I said no. No matter how I try, it will not be removed. I have looked in Windows/System folder, and can't find anything with that name there. I am running Windows98 SE. Help please.

  MichelleC 10:52 03 Dec 2003

After doing an av scan, try deleting in safemode.

  Yo Ho 11:27 03 Dec 2003

Done the AV Michelle, but how do I start in safe mode?

  MichelleC 11:40 03 Dec 2003

If you're 98+ press Ctrl when booting (depending on mobo) or w2k is F8, not sure about xp.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:45 03 Dec 2003

WebSearch can often be removed using AdAware from Lavasoftusa.com and / or spybot search and destroy from click here

  rawprawn 11:47 03 Dec 2003

XP press F8 at the message "please select the operating system to start"

  Yo Ho 12:54 03 Dec 2003

OK guys. Got it sorted..........yes............gone for ever I hope. :) Just for the record, I got this advise from a friend, and it worked.

Go to Start | Run,
type in regedit,click OK

In the Left Pane, find

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Double Click it to expand it

There will be a number of directories underneath the Uninstall directory. Right click on the one(s) that you wish to delete, and click Delete

Ta much for your help. :)

  Diodorus Siculus 14:21 03 Dec 2003

Quick query: is it gone, or simply a reference to it in the registry that you removed?

  Jester2K II 14:43 03 Dec 2003

I thought that fix would remove the Add / Remove program entry and not the software itself...

  rawprawn 15:39 03 Dec 2003

If you really want to remove it through the registry you have to type the exact name of the program then click find delete any references to the progeam then click find again and so on until there are no more. Always backup the registry before playing about in there.

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