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Toolbar update changed settings on my pc?

old default MS page for no result no longer there

9:34 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Maybe it's just me, but I just had google toolbar update (as per other threads) without asking me, then I find to my complete annoyance that if I type www.fkjhdfkjhdfkjhdfh.co.uk into my address bar I get redirected to :


I do not want this service from G, I want the old M$ version back as this is sometimes how I ascertain what domains are out there and free...

Plus, it pisses me off when google assumes it knows what I want without asking...

So :

1. Anyone know of a PR service that means I can see any page without having to have the google toolbar?

2. Any one know how to remove this? Is it registry settings I need to change to remove?


[edited by: TinkyWinky at 9:34 am (utc) on Sep. 21, 2006]


1:14 am on Sept 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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add/remove programs. :)



3:45 pm on Sept 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just noticed the same thing, a nice big update button, I think it is a reminder of the dangers of letting unknown software update itself automatically on an Internet PC.

Evertime I use a new app I ask myself do I really know what it is doing to my PC, and the answer is of course NOPE.


4:43 pm on Sept 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My toolbar just updated. I kept looking at it trying to figure out why it looked so different. It really is a nice tool but I am thinking of dropping it again.
10:35 pm on Sept 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes - I didn't want this update at all - so I've uninstalled the toolbar.

Actually now that some of our systems are using Internet Explorer 7, I'm not sure that you really need a toolbar like the google one anyway.

IE7 has the search box that you can set to google if you want so 'm just going to use that from now on.