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My son was web searching for pictures of tattoes on the web, I now have two search engines in my toolbar list on ME internet explorer. i have tried to delete them, they keep coming back. I wanted to reinstall internet explorer. I don't know if this is possible. I also want to update to windows xp, will this fix the problem or will it still be there. I was told to get norton system works, that it has a program to delete these files. I have have tried everything. I spent four hours on the computer last night. Is there a solution to my mess or do i have to wipe out the whole hard drive and start over?.
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welcome dorianr
If your going to istall windows Xp over me is not a good idea me still as some bugs in it that mirosoft did not fix But before i go to much in to this I'll like to know what your system mz and how much ram you have .
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I now have two search engines in my toolbar list on ME internet explorer. i have tried to delete them, they keep coming back.

Sounds like spyware to me. Check out this link. I especially recommend Spybot Search and Destroy. Download and run it, select repair to fix problems found, and then immunize. Restart your computer and see if this pesky search engine is gone. If not, post a reply, and we'll try another option.
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I have 10mz and 128 ram I will double check at home tonight.

I did have adaware 6 running at the time. It seems everytime the teenagers get on the computer there are new things on it, some of it won't go away. I got the trojan horse virus on the computer because of the teenagers. my anti virus would not quarantine it. I accidently found its hiding spot on my computer and i destoryed it, so far it has not come back. I bought Norton systems works on sunday and did a full check. It came up clean.
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how did you check with norton did you install it then ckeck? I have norton system works I love it ! I'm not sure how you did the install of norton? Did you check for virus before you installed norton?In your earlier post you said you would like to upgrade to windows XP. the good thing about Xp is you can set up users for every one that goes on the computer and you can limit them to what they can add and change on the computer. if your going to up grade to windows xp do you have a windows 95,98,98se or ME install disk? you can just buy the windows Xp upgrade if you do and do a full install with no OS on your system.
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lets, back up a little, on friday i came to work and asked how do i get rid of the extra toolsbars on the intenet explorer. They told me to purchase norton system works. I did. I ran a full system check, evertyhing came up clean but the toolbars are still there. One is an adult link toolbar, one is gambling(spidersearch.com), and the other one is powersearch(which also has adult garbage). From reading the norton manuel, anything put on previously it won't find and correct, only things in the future. I found this website and thought i would ask more questions.

I would also like to upgrade to windows XP from ME. All the computers at work have XP. My husband business computer is 98 and i would like to upgrade that to XP also. I won't do it if this is bad idea.
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I do not know if i have a ME install disk, I was looking through the disk on sunday and i don't remember seeing one. I can also double check that tonight at home.
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where are these things in your toolbar? i'll try to help you get them out sounds like they where added by the sites they went too.
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It might help if we can see what's running on your PC. Go here and download and run a scan with Hijack This. Most of the files listed will be harmless and/or required so do not make any changes, just click on Save Log, copy it and post it back in this thread.
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I have not left work yet! this is all on my home computer. I will download spybot tonight and see if that works, two people in previous replies told me to do this. I will try this first. Please list out the full website address for hyjack as this is for my home computer. I use the computer at work for this stuff because it has DSL and works much faster than the slow home dial up.
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The site is http://www.spywarein...m/downloads.php
the hijack is down the page a little in notice area.
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Struck out big time. Spybot did find 101 threats. Under internet explorer, view, toolbars, 3 add on toolsbars are still there, adult links, powersearch and spidersearch.com bar. Some how i now have new icons the say " get rid of the porn on your computer", and "surfing porn leaves evidence - clean -now". These are also showing up in internet explorer under the web address line. My standard search engine is gone. I now have spider search. my computer is a mess. I can try the hijack tonight if i get home early enough.

Edited by dorianr, 05 November 2003 - 09:54 AM.

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I see what you are saying about things spybot find i'm going to look more into spybot to see what you can do to fix these things I have not used spybot so I need to look into it. Where you said you wanted to upgrade to windows Xp I'll do the format and do the clean install I'm sure this will remore all you problems you are having. I'll repost after I look at spybot program .
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Quick Start Guide "How to use Spybot Search and Destroy":

1) Download and install program
2) Click Desktop icon to start
3) Select "Search for Updates"
4) If updates found, select "Download Updates"
5) When finished, select "Check for Problems"
6) When finished, select "Fix Selected Problems"
7) When finished, select "Imunize"
8) When finished, restart Computer

Your computer should now be spyware free! If you continue experiencing problems Hijack This is a very powerful tool for diagnosing programs loading at startup, but it can be difficult to digest the logs. It's recommended you copy the log and post the results back here for advice. <_<
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The icons that are on your desk top and on your Ie from what I get are part of spybot to help you remove those things if you go to those types of sites.
here a getstart page from spyboot.
spybot getstarted
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