Google just 'gone'

  Baskerville 16:00 27 Jan 2009

Hi Folks,

I use Google as my default search engine but not since Friday when it just stopped working, I usually hit ctrl and the search bar pops up but for some reason it's not working, nor is the main Google icon on the desktop.
I ran CCleaner but this has not made any diff, still will not work.

I'm using Visa OS, is it possible to take google off this computer and download again? and where on Vista is add remove programs please,

Many thanks,


  crosstrainer 16:04 27 Jan 2009

Go to control panel. open internet options, and re-set your home page to www,

You should also run full antispware and antivirus scans as you may have been hijacked.

  iscanut 16:18 27 Jan 2009

Try reinstalling the4 Toolbar click here if using firefox. No need ti=o uninstall, just download and run it. If using IE, then click here

  Technotiger 16:19 27 Jan 2009

Programs and Features - is the new name for Add and Remove in Vista.

  iscanut 16:31 27 Jan 2009

Typing is terrible..I meant to say reinstall the "Google" toolbar and " no need to uninstall"

  Baskerville 19:21 27 Jan 2009

Many thanks guys,

Ran a scan and had two Trojans, got shut of them and removed Google from add remove progs, reinstalled Google and all is good with the system,

Many thanks,


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