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Annoying toolbars appearing on opening IE


jonem81

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I am fed with annoying toolbars taking over my home page. I know sometimes I must have inadvertently clicked 'next' before checking a download, but trying to get rid of them is difficult. I have used msconfig to try to trace them, and I have used Revo uninstaller when found, but they still seem to take over my existing home page. Does anyone have a solution to this very frustrating annoyance, please.

jonem81

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Jock1e

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Are they in add remove.Maybe give MalwareBytes a run to see if it finds any problems.

Any names for the toolbars.

Check your add ons to make sure that they are not on there.

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Jock1e

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If you can remember when they started appearing maybe do a system restore to an earlier date.

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T I M B O

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You can go to add/remove or Programs and Features and uninstall all the tool bars. The 2nd best other option is to use HJT and delete all the BHO's. Then reset your IE

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iscanut2

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What/whose toolbars are they ?

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jonem81

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Jock1e

The latest one is'Blekko', which is so intrusi ve, and it was in Add/Remove, but that did not remove it - it came back like a bad penny! I have managed to remove previous ones, but this one is very persistent. There should be a law against these intrusions. I'll check Add-ons.

T I M B O

Uh?

HJT and delete all the BHO's ?

iscanut

See 'Jockle' reply.

And Thank you all Forum members,

jonem81

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iscanut2

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Have a look at this http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-blekko-redirect-virus

Also do a google search for Blekko..there are other articles about this nuisance. Good luck.

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iscanut2

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I think Timbo means Hijack This.. http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/

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Jock1e

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Looks like Blekko is a Virus have you tried running any of your security tools.

malwarebytes is good also Hitmanpro is worth a try it works really quick if it finds anything just activate it to remove anything it then lasts for a month then you either have to pay for it.Still use it but it will not remove any problems that it finds but at least you know what the problem is.

Will have a look to see if I can find anything that will remove it.

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T I M B O

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HJT is an acronym for Hijack This enter link description here

1) Download & install 2) Click "Do a system scan only" 3) You will then after the scan see whats called BHO's, just put a tick in the boxes, then click "Fic Checked"

Not only will this delete your toolbars, but will also delete other items that slow down your browser.

After doing this, then reset your browser.

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Jock1e

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If using I/E try tools Internet options.Make sure that you have your normal homepage in the box.

If it shows Blekko as the home page remove it.

Try the same with any other browser that you use.Is it just the one browser that the problem is in.if so which one do you use.

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