View Full Version : Pleaseeee help with toolbar in ie and icons wont delete

01-01-2005, 01:31 AM
:badpc: Im having a problem i have a toolbar in internet explorer which wont delete it has search, then email, advertise, contact, forums gothic, post, dark, all which i think change which ever website i go to i click on homepage and it goes to seach2web2.com, also i have icons on my desktop (using windows xp home and i right click to delete and they wont delete, if i click on them they go onto the web and take me to the web site, the icons are bingo, printer cartridges,poker, cardgames,web site hosting, travel and casino online, i have run various noadware and stuff like ad aware, xoftspy, but they still wont work re booted everything i can think of, even control panel to remove programs cant see anything new added and looked in my explorer for programs that look like this but nothing can someone please help need to get rid of this rubbish lol. thanks in adv

01-01-2005, 02:19 AM
Hi Lisamarie1, Welcom to PressF1.

While I havent had this problem myselfe, a couple of things occure to me. 1 Does this toolbar have a name? If it does try looking for it at Google. http://www.google.co.nz/

2 Have you installed any new software lately? Some programs come with these things, not from any reputable company though.

3 Download and install Spybot Search and Destroy.It is a [free] program that catches many of these things. It is used, and recommended by many on this forum. Spybot S&D also prevents many of the changes that these vermin make when installing themselves on a computer. Get it here.

01-01-2005, 03:12 AM
Read and follow the instructions in the Spyware FAQ (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/faq.php?faq=pressf1_faqs_security#faq_pressf1_faq_ 16) regarding clearing out the temp files, etc, Adaware, Spybot, running an anti=virus program and posting a HijackThis log here.

01-01-2005, 10:10 AM
Also try toolbarcop (http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/toolbarcop.htm)

01-01-2005, 11:38 PM
Just to add to the list, run CWShredder as well as Ccleaner



02-01-2005, 08:38 AM
The icons on the desktop I can help with - I deleted those from my mother's PC yesterday. Have you installed or uninstalled incredimail lately? My mother thinks they showed up after she uninstalled it.

Boot the pc to safe mode (usually F8 when it is starting).
Go to control panel and folder options, view. Under the hidden files folder, make sure that it is set to show hidden files and folders.
In windows explorer go to c:/documents and settings/all users/application data. There will be a folder with a strange name - about 4 words I can't remember. Delete the folder with it's 3 or 4 files.