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Hi Chums, Last Wednesday ( the 6th of January) I did a Windows Update.

Now, I have to log onto my computer at start up, which I've never had to do.
I also have three new programmes running in my Task Manager:
seachindexer.exe
searchfilterhost.exe and
searchprotocolhost.exe

My 3 1/2 years old XP has been running quite smoothly for those years and now, an update has jammed it up.

I did a System Restore to last Saturday (2nd January) but still have the Search Desktop excesses.
My HJT has lots of duplicate R0 & R1s and I was wondering if removing some of these will help.

Can you lads/lasses help me get my speed back by restoring my Search to the way it was before last Wednesday?


Thanks, and Cheers,

Max.
Saturday 9th Jan 2010

Edited by sari, 09 January 2010 - 07:32 AM.
removed HJT log

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Check here: http://www.geekstogo...-0-t227026.html
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Thanks Broni ..

I just logged in to say I installed a freeware programme, "REVO Uninstaller" and it showed up the 'Windows Search 4.0' and I removed it ... so far so good.
This's been annoying me for a long time.

Now to get rid of Sign-on screen and perhaps a few duplicate RO & R1'S from the HJT..

Will get back to you in a few days to confirm the blight has really gone away and case can be closed.

Cheers,

Max.
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Good :)
As for logon...

1. Click Start and Run
2. Type "Control Userpasswords2" and press enter.
3. Uncheck the box for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
4. Click Apply and Ok.

I can't comment on HJT log.
If you suspect, your computer is infected....
I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Before you start a new topic click on this link --> Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide, Please read before starting a new topic. This will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your OTListIt2 log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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All the R lines in your HJT log aren't affecting your speed - they're simply settings for your default home page, searches, etc. Deleting them won't impact your speed, startup, login, or anything else. :)
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Broni,
After a few muddles I got the sign-on to go into Automatic Mode ...

Thanks Sari re: the multiple R0 and R1's .. will leave them be for now as my main concern, this 'Windows Search' has been successfully removed.

I should think this thread can be closed now with thanks to you both for your concern,

Happy New Year,

Max.
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Cool :)
Happy New Year to you too :)
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