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I have been trying to remove Search Miracle (for weeks). Yes, I have run every spyware program (Adaware, Norton, Spybot S&D, Webroot's SpySweeper) and Hijack This and removed the registry entries but it still keeps coming back. I found a set of steps to try but you need to be in safe mode. I have enough computer knowledge to know how this works normally. When I reboot and hit F8 it continues to go to the Windows Login Screen and does not go into Safe Mode. What other step do I need to do? Thanks for the help.
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after you remove it you have to turn system restore off and than turn it back on(by going my comp right click and restore tab and so check option turn it off and apply and than turn it back on say ok)... it will not come back again...but you you re going to loose all of your restore points ..

i recomed that you have to be sure if you cleaned your pc properly...!!becarefull!! :tazz: because of above...i think you know what you re doing???

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Welcome to geekstogo refereemom

http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html

Kc :tazz:
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Black Sea, I tried running Hijack this, removing Elite bars, turning off system restore, rebooted, and the d*** thing came right back.

HOW DO I GO INTO SAFE MODE OTHER THAN DOING AN F8 - WHICH DOES NOT WORK FOR ME?
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what wersion of windows youre using?
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if it is xp?
i usually follow this way ... :tazz:
it s always good idea to use the System Configuration Utility method
Close all open programs. ->Click Start, and then click Run.-> The Run dialog box appears. ->As shown in this illustration, type msconfig and then click OK...
->go to boot.ini tab->Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK.---> then you see the prompt to restart the computer. "Click Restart."
and When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode repeat steps again and this time uncheck "/SAFEBOOT....

at least it s better and easyer than to get safe mode by pressing f8 isnt it ?
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Thanks for your help. It is XP home edition. (But my business computer has XP Pro and F8 works on it). I will try and see if I can ever get this Search Miracle off my computer. Too fed up to look at this screen anymore today so I will let you know later if I am successful.
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