unwanted internet exploer secondry search bar

  dawnyworld 20:25 13 Aug 2003

please help after that stupid virus the other day i did a format an reload but i have now got

a secondry search bar in internet explore underneath the address bar please could somebody tell me how to remove it as its hijacking my homepage and its basicly annoying

  obbit 20:28 13 Aug 2003

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  dawnyworld 20:42 13 Aug 2003

right just installed spybot an it didnt work ant more sugestions please

the bar is called hjstbthpyso if that helps

also i think it installed with msn messenger

but not certain

please help dw

  dawnyworld 21:08 13 Aug 2003


  Blix 21:49 13 Aug 2003

have the same problem. Mine new search bar is called yprstdrikab. No idea where this came from. Have also ran Spybot and Adaware, to no avail.

  VoG II 21:53 13 Aug 2003

Try this (just in case) click here

  dawnyworld 23:21 13 Aug 2003

thanks vog but just tryed it an it found nothing

i dont think its a trojan

but im not an expert

any more sugestions


  Willow12 23:27 13 Aug 2003

Go to start/run, and type Regedit.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
Highlight 'Toolbar'

In the right pane you'll find a number of values (entries), one of which ought to be your toolbar entry.

If it isn't mentioned by name, rightclick the first anonymous one, and choose 'rename'.

Let's say it's called
Put a little minus (-) sign in front of it, so that it looks like this:

Start up IE: one toolbar will be missing.
If you've got the wrong one, remove the minus sign, and the toolbar will be back.

Eventually you'll find the one you want. When you're sure that's the one, feel free to delete it.


  dawnyworld 23:42 13 Aug 2003

thanks willow

worked absolutly perfectly
got the right 1 first time

must be getting better

thanks again m8 and thanks to others for ur help


  Blix 00:32 14 Aug 2003

Worked for me too. Thanx very much!!!

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