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Can't Get Rid of SpyAxe Toolbar in Internet Expl

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I have McAffee Security Center. I've ran the virus scan in Safe Mode. I've used AdAware SE, CWShredder and ewido security suites. I do not have Hijack-This (do I need to purchase it?). It seems like I've cleared most of it (my homepage is now MSN instead of the SpyAxe junk) however, I still have the SpyAxe Toolbar.

I used the "free scan" from Hijack-This (Spyware Cleaner) but in order to clear it, I need to purchase it for $49.95. I'd rather not...if I can clear it some other way, however, I'll do what I have to do.

Any advice would be sooooo greatly appreciated! Thanks!

~MJW :tazz: :)
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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go.

You may want to get rid of Spyware Cleaner. It is a "rogue" anti-spyware. For more information about it, see The Spyware Warrior List of Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites

HijackThis does not cost. If you have to pay, you have the wrong thing. McAffee is not a very good anti-virus, at least in my opinion.

Please follow the direction at this address:


You can clean a good bit of infections by following the directions there. If you still have problems when you get to step 5, start a topic in the Malware Forum so you can get cleaned by a malware expert. If your problem is not resolved after getting a clean bill of health from a malware expert, return here and we'll continue to troubleshoot your problem.
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