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Post 3+ Months Ago

Cam someone please tell me what the hell this spyware is cos all of a sudden it became my homepage and I have no way of getting rid of it.
I have run Spybot many times and it hasn't helped.
I've tried changing my homepage back to my old one on a regular basis and rebooting but this stupid search engine keeps coming up as my homepage.
I want it gone!! HELPPPPP Please!!

The link to what I have now is this http://www.hotsearchbar.com/
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Do you have the Hotbar Toolbar in your browser? Scroll down on this page and see if it looks something like the hotbar toolbar shown there:
http://webct.ipfw.edu/searchbars.html

If so, try these removal instructions:
http://www.pchell.com/support/hotbar.shtml

On the outside chance that doesn't work, or that's not it, download and run CWShreader:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4086.html

It removes a variety of browser hijackers more effectively than some of the other standard removal tools such as spybot.

What you have is a browser hijacker. I'm pretty sure it's the first one I indicated.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I dont know if this app has been reviewed here, but i think it's quiet excellent.

Its called Toolbar Cop.

It can show all the BHO and stuff...including path, registry key, and helps you remove it directly.

I'm still discovering other options.
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Got a link to the download?
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http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4126.html

Sorry, forgot to put it
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks very much for the links guys. So far the top link seems to have worked. I just hope it doesn't come back.
Thanks to you both!

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