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Unwanted Toolbars

I have so many un wanted tool bars on my internet start up and they bring pop ups and other anoyying things with them. I have al ready used a spyware killer but i dont know how good it worked. My operating system in Windows Xp home and i dont know how to get rid of these stupid tool bars. Could someone tell me how? Thank you in advance.

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First thing to note, is that if the toolbars are still there, the spyware removal program didn't work too well, did it?

You'll need at a minimum, Spybot, Adaware, and Microsoft's Anti-spyware programs. You'll need to run the lot of them, and will probably need to disable system restore and do the scanning in safe mode.

Then, when you've got everything cleaned up, assuming they haven't already done irreperable harm to your OS install... Fire up IE for the last time, and hit the Windows Update site. Make sure to get everything listed as a high priority update.

After you've rebooted, download yourself a copy of Firefox or Opera, and stop using IE for the love of all the gods that were. Unless you enjoy having to repeat this process.

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I think the guy should use SpySubtract since it has a bigger Adware, Spyware, and Malware vault. The programs you specified may not be as good. SpySubtract can be downloaded from When I had all those ANNOYING BHO's or Toolbars for IE, I was going nuts and had to take action. The program removes ALL TRACES INCLUDING IN THE WINDOWS FOLDER and I had seen no more of that rubbish. Try the program and see for yourself. The part about Firefox I agree with but also try the new Netscape 9.0 Browser. It has a combination of IE and Firefox, but no BHO's. To the bottom left of the browser window, you should see an icon with either the IE icon or the Firefox icon. Click on it and choose how it should display. More info is in the program or on their website.

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