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Baidu Search Engine- removal request


daveac41

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This Search engine has recently appeared on my PC. Despite many attempts via Google to get rid of it, nothing seems to work. It's hanging on like a limpet. Any ideas, please?

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Jock1e

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I take it you have tried some of those.

http://www.ehow.com/how8160507rid-baidu.html

Or go to your add ons and remove it from there.

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Jock1e

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Forum

See if that one works.

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Jock1e

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Or from another forum

  1. Open C:\Program Files\Common Files and locate folder named “Spigot”

  2. delete "Spigot" folder.

  3. Change your browser’s default search engine.

If u cannot delete that "Spigot" folder, open ur task manager, click processes, locate "searchsetting' anda click "End Process" then u repeat step 1 until 3. ;)

I would imagine if that works you would still need to remove it from your add ons.

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daveac41

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Hi, Jock1e,

There's no mention of Spigot on my C drive, ehow link shows nothing, and there's no mention of Searchsetting in my task manager box. And it doesn't show in my Firefox Add-ons. Like I said , it's hanging on like a limpet.

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Jock1e

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Maybe try running Malwarebytes to see if it finds it.You get the pro version for a fortnight then it reverts back to the free version.

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daveac41

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You ain't going to believe this, but I have that on my PC!! Didn't find it!!

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Jock1e

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I suppose you tried clicking on the arrow in the search bar and removing Baidu if it is on there.

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Jock1e

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I just had a read through this forum [Emisoft] and if it is the same problem that you have it could take a bit of shifting.

Emisoft

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daveac41

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Hi Jock1e,

I reinstalled in the end - dunno how I got this thing.

Thanks for all your help, though,

Dave

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