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How do I remove the spidersearch.com bar.  I went to their website and followed the directions, but it did not remove the bar.  <removed by modulo>

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Question by:Pgarth55
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by:sunray_2003
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Hi Pgarth55,


Use spybot ,ad-ware ,CWshredder and post the log from Hijackthis here

After installing them, First Update them and then run

Spyware/Adware removal tools:
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What is spyware : http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html

SpyBot-S&D : http://www.safer-networking.org/

Ad-aware : http://www.webattack.com/download/dladaware.shtml 

CWShredder: http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.shtml

HijackThis : http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html 

SpywareBlaster  :http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

SpywareGuard :http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html

SpySites  :http://www.spychecker.com/program/spysites.html

Keylogger Hunter :http://www.styopkin.com/keylogger_hunter.html

BHODemon : http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/bhod/

Browser Hijack Blaster : http://www.wilderssecurity.net/bhblaster.html

Other spyware removal instructions:

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html
http://www.pchell.com/support/click2findnow.shtml


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by:sunray_2003
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Check these registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Page_URL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Default_Search_URL
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\CustomizeSearch
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar

and remove spidersearch if present

Before that make a backup of registry
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by:sunray_2003
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Check this uninstaller for spidersearch specifically

http://www.traffichog.com/toolbar/uninstall.exe
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by:sunray_2003
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Pgarth55,

Do post  back regarding your issue.. have you tried all the suggestions ?

SR
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User this tool  download it
http://v.jameson.home.att.net/hijackthis.zip

then click Scan

Remove HKCU 's

it will rectifiy your isssue
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by:sunray_2003
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Hmmm..

I had posted the same link as vraghavans's.  Not sure if the user did see my links and suggestions atall

Would like to get feedback from the poster

thanks
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by:BAFP
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I know that this question has been answered, but just thought to mention that incase someone else came along and wanted a simpler solution for a broader area then there is a F'REE Utility on the net called AdAware - Personal Edition (can download from www.download.com) which will remove this with minimum effort.

The advantage of this is that it will also remove other unwanted cookies and spyware on your computer!

Happy Surfing!
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by:djevik84
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Hello.
Im having some problem with SpiderSearch.Com Bar too...

I have tried various Spyware removals (AdAware, Spybot S&D and others), none helps.

Ive tried the official Uninstaller but it didnt help either (just reseted start page to yahoo).
So i tried re-installing spidersearch in hopes that the uninstall then would work (mabey the Spyware removals messed something up). So i ended up with 2 SpiderSeach bars, 1 was luckly removed with the uninstall, but 1 still remains.

Virus Scan finds nothing.
I keep finding the same Reg keys with Spybot, so im gessing something is re-installing SpiderSearch. But i cant find any non-normal running proceses.

Would re-installing IE help at all?

Ive read throu all the posts i found here on the subject. None has helped me. =(


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