I somehow got the SpiderSearch.com toolbar on my system as well as all the porn pop-ups, re-directs, etc. I went to the SpiderSearch.com page and used their uninstaller to rid myself of the problem and it seemed to work. However, now I can no longer search from my address bar (whereas before I could). For example, when typing "shoes" in the address bar, instead of giving me a list of possible sites, I now get a "The page cannot be displayed" page with http:///?%20shoes
in the address bar. This is very annoying to me. I have checked the usual places (Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Search from the Address Bar) and the Autosearch Settings under the Customize Search Settings and everything is still marked correctly so this problem is not within those areas but must be something that was changed/removed either when the SpiderSearch.com bar was installed or uninstalled from the system. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(I'm afraid that it is a "security" topic due to the nature of these programs such as spidersearch and what they can or may have done to my pc, but if I'm in the wrong area, let me know as I'm a new person.) Thanks.