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Creepy unwanted toolbar/home page

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by dyna_, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. dyna_

    dyna_ Thread Starter

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    Hi there.
    I have a machine that runs Vista. A few days ago I had become the recipient of an unwanted toolbar or web page that calls itself Mywebsearch. I say toolbar or web page because I’m not absolutely sure which of the two it is. Maybe it’s both. My normal home page is Google, and I want it to stay that way too. When I go onto the Net, my Google home page is there. But when I visit anything and return to my home page by clicking on the home icon, that home page changes to Mywebsearch. It doesn’t make any difference using the function “Make Google my home page”, because Mywebsearch overrides it.

    I have gone looking on the Net for ways to remove this Mywebsearch trash, and so far they all seem to involve going to the Control Panel and removing programs called “My Web Search” and “My Search Assistant.” I cannot find these programs on the list. How the hell do I get rid of this creepy trash? (I'd really like to confront some of the creeps who create trash like this.)

    Thanks for your time
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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