How does one get rid of certified-toolbar search - I have been told it is malware. I can't find the toolbar in install/unistall control panel and I cannot reset my homepage as this toolbar has become dominant. i have purchased and tried using spy hunter software but this has not picked up the toolbar. Spybot \and kapersky have not identified it either.
Any advicewill be appreciated.
Thanks for all the information. I'm using firefox. I've tried & bought Spyhunter however it hasn't found the infection and I've tried malwarebytes free version. Neither has identified the certified-toolbar search. The toolbar does not show up when I check toolbars and there is no url in options. I'll try the last suggestion now!
mtarfa, take care in the last suggestion. The link seems to quiz McAfee's site advisor for some reason.
In Firefox start up in safe mode. If all ok then you will need to disable add-ons, extensions and plug-ins. Enable one at a time to find the culprit. Once removed you should be able to enable your home page to what you wish.
You will need to do the same in IE even if you do not use that browser.
StevieD67 you should really have started your own new Thread with your problem (even though it is about the same thing) I have put my advice here but it would be better if you still have problems to respond by starting your own thread and not post on this old one. The OP 'mtarfa' will be getting an email notification every time someone responds to you, and that's not very fair.
To uninstall an Add Ons from your Internet Explorer do as follows: Open your computer's Control Panel then select "Add or Remove Programs", Find "Add Ons" in the list of installed applications and click on it, Click on the "Change/Remove" button
Let us know if that is how it is listed and if you get rid of it. Or start your own new thread (click on Ask a Question) if you still have problems.