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I have an isearch toolbar that popped up recently and all of my other search engines would start sending me to the isearch home page. Even when I log into my home page the Iisearch tool bar pops up and I cant get to my home page. Think Ive been hijacked, any help out there?

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Try using the following:

Ad-aware SE - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
Spybot-Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=mirrors

Update the programs prior running a scan.
Reboot after using the programs.

Next, download CWShredder from http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_download.html
After installing it, run CWShredder.exe and let if fix what it finds.

Reboot when done.

If still have problem, run an online scan using Housecall - http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

If still not OK, download HijackThis from http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe

Where to put and how to use HijackThis:

It is important that you will run HijackThis.exe in its own folder so the backup files that HijackThis file will create will not be accidentally deleted.

Open 'My Computer', then double-click to open C:\ (or the drive letter that your Windows is installed)
In the menu bar, click File-->New-->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis". Now you have C:\HJT\ or C:\HijackThis\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.

Click 'Scan' button. Click 'Save log' button. Save the 'hijackthis.log' in your desktop. Copy and paste the content of 'hijackthis.log' and post it in any forums that offer HijackThis analysis. You can find these forums at http://www.a-sap.org/

Note: Most of the entries in HijackThis are harmless. Do not try to fix anything if you are not sure what to do. Seek advise from HijackThis experts that you will find in forums listed in http://www.a-sap.org/ for proper fixes.

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thanx
I'll start at the top and work my way down.

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thanx for your advise. fixed it in a simpler way ( stupid me) but got a lot of good info from your reply

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