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How do I remove spidersearch from my windows XP computer running IE 6.0?
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Try Ad-Aware (http://www.lavasoft.de) to automatically remove it:

1. Run a full system scan (description: http://www.lavahelp.com/howto/fullscan/index.html)
2. Once the scan has finished: Mark all detected items and delete them.
3. Reboot your computer.
4. Run a full system scan again.
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Check out the registry entries in the PAQ  suggested by Iceraven. if that doesnot fix the issue , post the log from hijackthis here and we can assist you  further

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by:stevenshealthcare
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Run AdAware in SCAN MODE -- to get a quick idea of how bad things are. Don't try to uninstall anything at this point unless you're absolutely sure you know what you're doing.
The link for AdAware download is:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
Run Spybot. Make sure you utilize the "Update" and "Immunize" functions bundled with the utility.
The link for Spyware is:
http://www.safer-networking.org/
You need to run Shredder as well. It's download link is:
http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.shtml
These should do it if they are updated and then ran.
I also found this information which lists other options for removal.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_20967079.html
Once you have the software tools in place you are much less likely to encounter this issue again.
Good luck! David

 
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