Searchmeup adds itself to Favourites?!

  Jimer 18:56 30 Jun 04
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Everytime i start my PC i get Searchmeup added to my Favourites and Search Sites 2004 comes up on my Desktop.
I have run Spypot Search & Destroy which is regularly finding DyFuCa.
I have run Ad-aware which is regularly finding istbar.
I have run msconfig and cant see anything that looks wrong.

Please give me some ideas.

Cheers
Jim
p.s. The only thing i can think of that ive loaded different is Limewire. (Similiar to Kazza)

  Dan the Confused 19:09 30 Jun 04

click here and try the manual removal of dyfuca.

You can remove istbar from add/remove programs.

Note that Limewire may not work properly after doing this.

  Dan the Confused 19:12 30 Jun 04

istbar may be called MS AUpdate, MS Updates, XXXToolbar or ISTsvc in add/remove programs.

  Dan the Confused 02:00 01 Jul 04

I would also recommend uninstalling Limewire as it has embedded Cydoor spyware. click here and follow the removal procedure.

Run Ad-Aware and Spybot (update both first) afterwards as a further precaution.

If you want to use p2p software then Kazaa Lite is the safest as far as I know.

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