Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: unwanted tool bar ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: unwanted tool bar
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: landstar-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 14 Jun 2004 19:04 PDT
Expires: 14 Jul 2004 19:04 PDT
Question ID: 361196
unwanted toolbar,the search mall .com,I can not stop it from taking
over my computer.I have zone alarm pro w/virus,it dose not see
anything wrong.I Also a parasite program and it dose not see
anything.I did a search for unwanted tool bars and tried 2 of them
nether of them helped.
Subject: Re: unwanted tool bar
Answered By: tox-ga on 14 Jun 2004 19:25 PDT

Just as a note, neither Google Answers nor I take responsibility for
any information lost. However these instructions should not be a
danger to your PC and if you have any concerns, just ask for

Follow these procedure for cleaning spyware off of your computer:

1. Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and look for search
and or other software that you have not installed and uninstall it.

2. Download and install/run StartupCPL
( I recommend you use the
Standalone EXE version. Click through the various tabs and uncheck any
items that appear to be spyware/adaware. If you are not sure, you can
goto to look up the program, or
post it here and I can tell you if its important or not.

3. Install AdAware (,
update to the latest reference file and run a scan on your entire
computer. Go to Scan Now > Perform smart system-scan > Next and
Quarantine/Delete the ads you find.

4. Update your virus reference files and run a complete system scan.

5. Download HijackThis (
and run it. Click Scan. Check any of items which appear to be your
unwanted toolbar and click Fix checked.

This should clear your computer of all spyware/adware/unwanted
toolbars. If you have any questions or doubts about what to
uninstall/delete, please ask for clarifications and I will be happy to
assist you.

There are no comments at this time.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy