Quite a long time ago, I ran Adaware, and it found Lycos SideSearch. This Lycos program was really annoying, as it changed the default search etc.I deleted it using Adaware, but now when I put anything in the address bar to search, it come up with 'Page Cannot be Displayed'.e.g. If I put in 'test' in the Address bar, instead of coming up with the default MSN Search for the word, it tries to load:h t t p : / / / ? % 2 0 T E S T (I have put spaces so Pcadvisor doesn't recognise it as a webpage.)Does anyone know how to fix this??Thanks tom
In Internet Explorer's menus, "Tools > Internet options", select the Advanced tab, move down to the "Search from the Address bar" section and see which option has been selected.
Thanks for your reply. The 'Just go to the most likely site' option is selected.
In that same Advanced tab, have you tried clicking the button to "Restore Defaults"?
Yes, I've tried that
Go into regedit and look for the string HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrlThe entry for Default should be "click here"
Where "click here" should read (without the spaces"ht tp: / / home .microsoft .com / access / autosearch.asp?p=%s"
I've just checked that out, and there are 2 entries:The Default entry contains the website you said above,and a Provider entry contains 'msn'.
In my Windows 98se registry for provider I have "".My full entry for SearchUrl is:(Default) "ht tp: / / home .microsoft .com / access / autosearch.asp?p=%s" (A blank) "+"# "%23"& "%26"? "%3F"+ "%2B"= "%3D"provider ""I've no idea what most of it means!
I did have spaces between the symbols (e.g. the +) and the next part (e.g. the "%2B") to make it look more like the regedit display, but they got lost in the formatting.
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