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Mon 11/07/05 at 12:43
"Was the man of marz"
Posts: 837
Basically, was surfing the net and those usual 'do you want to install' messages came up. I clicked no but a search toolbar with loads of links showed up. This isn't the problem. Since this 'Searchtoolbar' has showed up, a trojan alert appears virtually everytime I open a new browser opened, and AVG is incapable to heal, delete or move it. Just now I signed into SR chat forums and was redirected to a poker site. Usually you can right click in the browser to unselect toolbars you do't want, but everything is shaded grey. Also, in add/remove programs there is nothing. Apart from something called Wareout which searched the computer when I wasn't looking and wanted to erase important files.

Well getting rid of that spoof scanner was easy but the toolbar is a lot more tricky due to the fact it doesn't seem to be found by spybot, ad-aware or a-squared, and spy doctor which usually sorts bull like this out now has a 'problem unpacking'. Final clue to what might be going on is the fact Ikeep on getting this 'windows firewall message' talking of unusual activity. Now on windows 98se with zone alarm it doesn't take a genius to realise this is a load of rubbish. So, any help would be greatly appreciated, and maybe there might be a free trip to New york to sort out the guy behind this

Bless the Whois database
Thu 14/07/05 at 21:58
Regular
"Da num.01 rapper"
Posts: 503
Go to control painel - Add or Remove programs then choose the program to un-install or, Go to start all programs click on any program with the right hand side of the mouse and you'll se Add or Remove programs, Or manually search on google - how to unistall etc...
Thu 14/07/05 at 21:04
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"Captain to you."
Posts: 4,609
you have win98? if so have you blocked messages?

If you arn't sure, go control panel > administrative tools > Services > then scroll down to messenger and right click and disable it.

This will stop ads that just flash up no matter what you are doing in the middle of your screen, this works on win 2000 computers as well.
Thu 14/07/05 at 19:45
"Was the man of marz"
Posts: 837
Thanks for the help Chipperxo. I think to trojan alerts where false alarms, as the scans didn't find anything. Also, most of the adverts that appeared seemed to be for anti-virus or spyware products so as I said before seems like someone was trying to push products for afficiate reasons.

Spyware doctor and reg mechanic still aren't working. maybe a needed dll is missing or something, but pc tools email isn't working so I can't find out what a code4 error is. Oh well, at least the computer isn't actin' drunk
Thu 14/07/05 at 13:56
Regular
"Captain to you."
Posts: 4,609
cool, glad it's fixed.

Try an online [URL]http://www.pandasoftware.com/home/default.asp[/URL] scan that gets rid of most trojans.
Thu 14/07/05 at 11:00
"Was the man of marz"
Posts: 837
Downloaded spyroot, and after a 15 hour-50 minute scan in which time I made a fortune in software then lost it at the track, everything seems fine. The toolbars gone but i'm still getting trojan alerts. Just updated avg so hopefully the updated database will sortit
Tue 12/07/05 at 01:20
Regular
"Captain to you."
Posts: 4,609
har har :P
Tue 12/07/05 at 01:19
Regular
"8==="
Posts: 33,481
Chippxero wrote:
> nope, but it's better if i know how to get rid of things like this
> before i get them :)

So THAT'S why Stridman saw you working down at the STD clinic. ;D
Tue 12/07/05 at 01:12
Regular
"Captain to you."
Posts: 4,609
If you have found the searchtoolbar.dll on your computer do the following.

From your desktop:

1. Click the Start button, and select Run
2. Enter this command line:

regsvr32 /u c:\windows\system\searchtoolbar.dll

press ok

then do it again with

regsvr32 /u c:\windows\system32\searchtoolbar.dll

as the command line and press ok

Then follow the rest of the removal instructions from that link.

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In the command lines i have written c:\windows\ assuming that is your system root so change those to what ever your current root is eg i think windows 2000 has something like c:\win2k\ as it's root.
Tue 12/07/05 at 01:03
Regular
"Captain to you."
Posts: 4,609
nope, but it's better if i know how to get rid of things like this before i get them :)

Marzman did you find searchtoolbar.dll on your computer?
Tue 12/07/05 at 01:01
Regular
"8==="
Posts: 33,481
Are you sure you're not still on SR's payroll Chip?

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