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29-Oct-2004, 09:15 AM #1
Unhappy How can I get rid of Yahoo Search?
Hello!

As of yesterday, sometimes when I type in a web site and click go, a search page by yahoo will pop up instead. I don't have the yahoo tool bar and I would like to know how to keep the Yahoo Search page from loading. (

I do use Yahoo Instant Messenger and have for several months w/o any problems)

It doesn't always happen though and thats why I can't figure this one out. In fact when I type in forums.techguy.org I come directly here LOL. But just now trying to go to searslab.com it popped up again with the Yahoo search page. I have tried going into Internet Options and selecting "don't allow searching from address bar", then sometimes I get page not found error so that's really no fix at all.

I do not want to do a system restore as I was able to remove some tenacious spyware just yesterday (IE Plugin) by deleting all previous restore points, plus I had a trojan in an archived zip file that I also deleted permanently. So even if my restore points were still there I wouldn't use them LOL.

I am using WinXP Service pack 2, and IE version 6. I keep everything updated and use free version of Zone Alarm, Spyware Blaster, and SpySweeper and Avast.

I am all ears for any tips! And thank you in advance. What a wonderful site and wonderful people!!!! Moonifa
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29-Oct-2004, 09:21 AM #2
Unhappy Too weird!
I just posted a new thread on getting rid of Yahoo Search. Then tried again to go directly to searslabs.com. and this address popped up with its own search page.

http://lb1.netster.com/Index.asp?Site=c2VhcnNsYWIuY29t

Guess I had better go run SpySweeper yet again. And I could have sworn at bottom of search page (mentioned above) I saw the name "gator". Not good! LOL
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29-Oct-2004, 01:11 PM #3
Also try the settings on the yahoo search bar. UNCHECK the part where it says "make yahoo my default search engine".

And on a lighter note, yes, gators are no good except when they gave rise to the drink 'gatorade', (thinking back in history that is).

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