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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by DebbyR, Aug 31, 2004.

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  1. DebbyR

    DebbyR Thread Starter

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    Hi :)
    I am wondering... how do you set the default "search" for the address bar? I have noticed that mine has recently changed, to webservice? And its lousy!
    Any ideas how that changed? And how do I change it back? What is the best?
    Thanks.
    Debby
     
  2. Cheeseball81

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    Do you mean like a 'default' home page?
     
  3. DebbyR

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    Thanks for answering me... thought nobody could see my post!! :D

    No, actually... I like to just type a word in the address bar of my browser, and hit go, it usually searches for sites... kinda like google...

    but recently, it changed to this other search site... websearch. I am not sure if it used to be MSN search, or what. Didn't really pay attention. But I had noticed that some computers had better searches that started up from the address bar... and some were incapable of searching from the address bar.

    What I am wondering, is how do you change what your system uses? I'm not really sure where I should ask this question, but since I use Win98SE & Internet Explorer, I thought it would work here.

    Thanks for any help! :D
     
  4. Cheeseball81

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    Try this...

    With Internet Explorer just click View / Explorer Bar / Search (or click the "Search" button in your Toolbar) to bring up the side panel. If you have a side bar, then click "Change Preferences" or it might be "Customize" then "Change Internet Search Behavior" or "Choose Service" to bring up a list of search engine you can use.
     
  5. DebbyR

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    Just a random thought...
    When you go into Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs...
    Is "New.net" listed there?
     
  7. DebbyR

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    Hi.
    No, its not there, nor was it found in find files.
    I also re-set the internet options, advanced dealing with search from address bar... no change.
     
  8. Cheeseball81

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    Darn...
    I really thought it would be there

    Anything new listed in there? ShopNAV?
     
  9. DebbyR

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    Scarey thing... I did a google search on webservice... and it came up with email extracting software, for websites?? :O
     
  10. Cheeseball81

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    Yeah I was just looking up some info too...

    You can try running AdAware and SpyBot Search and Destroy
    It may eliminate any unwanted Spyware, Parasites, Toolbars and Search Engines

    Also CWShredder is good too
     
  11. DebbyR

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    Thanks,
    Will do. I ran RegCleaner, and see some new entries... but not sure if they are bad.
    AddRemovePro
    NavHelper
    PCDoctor
    ??
     
  12. Cheeseball81

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    NavHelper! I think that's it.

    That is a browser helper object that redirects your address bar searches to apps.webservicehost

    Can you uninstall that in Add/Remove?
     
  13. DebbyR

    DebbyR Thread Starter

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    Hey Hey Hay~
    You did it! That was it!
    Thanks so much for your help...
    My husband must of picked that up somewhere... been letting him use my laptop lately, and he's pretty much computer illiterate.
    Whew, that was hard.
    Thanks again!
    Deb
     
  14. Cheeseball81

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    Yay!! :D LOL

    Whew, that was a rough one.
    Glad it's fixed! You're very welcome
     
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