Jayob10 Registered User
#1

Hi guys,

I'm looking to delete an unwanted toolbar ive been stuck with since a download.

I mistakenly went to extensions and deleted the toolbar without unticking the enable box first.

Now I cannot go back and repeat as the extension has been deleted.

How can I get around this?

Thanks a million in advance

Freddy Smelly Registered User
#2

Jayob10 said:
Hi guys,

I'm looking to delete an unwanted toolbar ive been stuck with since a download.

I mistakenly went to extensions and deleted the toolbar without unticking the enable box first.

Now I cannot go back and repeat as the extension has been deleted.

How can I get around this?

Thanks a million in advance


control panel > programs and features > look for the toolbar and uninstall it there.

then download spybot, install, update, and immunise. then run scan to remove any malware the toolbar may have installed.

spybot is free

as a rule for me: free toolbars = malware

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Jayob10 Registered User
#3

Freddy Smelly said:
control panel > programs and features > look for the toolbar and uninstall it there.

then download spybot, install, update, and immunise. then run scan to remove any malware the toolbar may have installed.

spybot is free

as a rule for me: free toolbars = malware


thanks for the reply, ive done that uninstall via control panel earlier but the search engine still appears when I click google chrome for the first time

Ive also changed my default homepage, but it still appears. I should point out its actually a home page/Search engine that i'm trying to get rid of as opposed to a toolbar.

I know exactly where I went wrong, I clicked delete in "tools/extensions", rather than unticking enable and then deleting. I deleted without disabling the feature

Is there any other way around this?

When I click to download Spybot 2 free edition it throws up a load of options which one should I select?

Freddy Smelly Registered User
#4

Jayob10 said:
thanks for the reply, ive done that uninstall via control panel earlier but the search engine still appears when I click google chrome for the first time

Ive also changed my default homepage, but it still appears. I should point out its actually a home page/Search engine that i'm trying to get rid of as opposed to a toolbar.

I know exactly where I went wrong, I clicked delete in "tools/extensions", rather than unticking enable and then deleting. I deleted without disabling the feature

Is there any other way around this?

When I click to download Spybot 2 free edition it throws up a load of options which one should I select?


there is no version 2 yet... it's still in development.... just choose 1.6.2 for now it's likely that the toolbar installed a browser hijacker malware ... spybot should find it and get rid of it

yoyo Moderator
#5

This is what you are looking for I think

Nick

Jayob10 Registered User
#6

yoyo said:
This is what you are looking for I think

Nick


cheers for that Nick, but i've tried that aswell, google.ie is set as my default search engine and I deleted from that list the one that always appears (the one I want rid of).

However it hasn't solved the problem, on startup when I click the google chrome icon the search engine opens that I can get rid of

ASJ112 Banned
#7
3ndahalfof6 Registered User
#8

If you do not have it long would it not be easier to restore to an earlier date.

Dotsie~tmp Registered User
#9

Look up, reset browser to default for all your browsers aafter you uninstall the toolbar. As for chrome there is an option in settings about which pages to open as defaults when started and default search engines. These toolbars are very annoying but some hefty sentences for spammers is convincing them to at least make them removeable now.

Jayob10 Registered User
#10

3ndahalfof6 said:
If you do not have it long would it not be easier to restore to an earlier date.


how do you do that?

Apologies, im not the most advanced in these matters

Downloaded Spybot but it won't let me remove the problem, it says I need administrator status, whatever that means

Freddy Smelly Registered User
#11

Jayob10 said:
how do you do that?

Apologies, im not the most advanced in these matters

Downloaded Spybot but it won't let me remove the problem, it says I need administrator status, whatever that means


right click on the spybot icon on your desktop then properties then compatibility then tick the run as administrator option and hit apply then ok

then when ever you use spybot it will have the needed admin privileges it needs to clean the malware off your pc

3ndahalfof6 Registered User
#12

Jayob10 said:
how do you do that?

Apologies, im not the most advanced in these matters

Downloaded Spybot but it won't let me remove the problem, it says I need administrator status, whatever that means


Hit the start button then all programs, select accessories, then system tools,

you should get the option for system restore.

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