Unwanted toolbars

  Billy Brewer 16:51 11 Nov 03

I now have 2 unwanted toolbars on my browser. They are all search engines. If I click on view, toolbars, they appear as "pruurqujshj" this entry appears twice and if checked appears on browser twice. I downloaded adware 6.0 and spybot however it did not work. Any advice on how to get rid of them most welcome as they are driving me mad. Thanks.

  Jester2K II 17:26 11 Nov 03

Try HijackThis - click here

  critic-al 17:34 11 Nov 03

or this demo that stops your browser home page from being hijacked.click here

  cycoze 18:56 11 Nov 03

Sounds like some sort of spyware/foistware in the form of a Browser Helper Object , try downloading BHODemon (free) from click here .

Read the instructions and try it out , i would suggest backing up the registry first ! safety first.

I did see your original thread and had a quick look for , unfortunatly i have been rather busy up till now , i also noticed about the same time someone else had a similar thread , i will try to find it and link it to this one.

  cycoze 19:08 11 Nov 03

here`s the other thread with a similar problem click here .

  muppetmark 19:35 11 Nov 03

Lots of advice on getting rid of hijackers
click here;act=SF;f=32 unfortunately hijackthis doesn't post very well

  TommyRed 20:27 11 Nov 03

I had a very similar problem which was resolved by visiting a spyware forum in the States, they specialise in the removal of such things. They require you to install HijackThis and post it's results, Jester 2k II has given you a link to it. You'll have to register to post, and bear in mind the time difference in the States. click here HTH TR

  Jester2K II 07:41 12 Nov 03

Thanks. it worked

  cycoze 16:11 12 Nov 03

Thanks, using this and hijack it worked

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