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Cannot remove spyware without removing toolbar

10:26 am on Mar 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone

Whenever I do a search using the toolbar, I get this silly looking frame on the left of the page displayed that says enhance search. Initially I thought it was some new feature that comes with google toolbar (which isn't an enhancement but an irritation) but I see no comments here about it.

So my guess -- spyware.

Did a check on my system with ad-aware and it was detected as --> Possible browser hijack attempt : Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MainSearch Barsearchbar.

Delete it but everytime I start a search, that frame still appears.

Anyone encounter this problem or is it really a google toolbar "enhancement"?


10:29 am on Mar 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Try this thread:

Enhanced Results [webmasterworld.com]

10:36 am on Mar 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Just this very night I'd followed the instructions on that previous thread and it worked a charm.

For days now I've been surfing away wondering why Google decided to adopt frames - it was only when I'd had a gutsful and did a Google on 'Google enhanced frames' and the hits sent me back to good ol' WW did I discover that it was spyware.

Thanks to all concerned for the helpful advice.


10:42 am on Mar 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Coconutz

Your save me from taking some drastic measures on the registry. Only spyware irritates like that.



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