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Unwanted Tool Bar Removal

by Southern_Lady957 / May 28, 2004 10:10 PM PDT

A toolbar has appeared on my computer, it happened when my daughter was using the computer and of course I get the "I don't know Mom!" answer from her. I have searched and search with no luck. I am also getting porn pop-ups. I've had this new computer 4 months and never had pop-ups until I got home Thursday night. I feel like an idiot not being able to find the culprit, but I don't know where else to turn. Can anyone help? It would be greatly appreciated.

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Re:Unwanted Tool Bar Removal
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2004 10:33 PM PDT

Don't use that word that starts with the letter "i." You've asked and that's a smart move.

The web article at not only is a quick education on these new pests, but offers explanations about why the Antivirus doesn't flag such and lists the removal tools.


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Re:Re:Unwanted Tool Bar Removal
by Southern_Lady957 / May 28, 2004 11:31 PM PDT

As soon as the doxdesk website came up it told me what parasite I have, that name came up on my virus scan last night KeenValue, I haven't been able to locate it yet, Thank you for your help!

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by Tufenuf / May 29, 2004 12:07 AM PDT
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Re:Unwanted Tool Bar Removal
by Southern_Lady957 / May 29, 2004 2:21 PM PDT

Thank all of you who helped. I ran AdAware & found 184 infected files. Thank you very much!


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