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[Resolved] Huntbar Problems (Not)

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by cdd842002, Feb 13, 2003.

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  1. cdd842002

    cdd842002 Thread Starter

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    I had a question, I wondered if anyone knew how to shut off the huntbar thingie. I'm not sure if that's what it's called, I think so though. It's taht stupid thing that saves everything you've typed in a blank space on an internet site, well liek if you go to www.google.com and type in something to search for, it saves whatever it was that you asked it to search for. I knwo you can delete them, but it just annoys me. Anyone know how to shut that off?
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi, and welcome to the board. :)

    Download Spybot - Search & Destroy

    It looks for spyware, but also targets dialers, keyloggers, and other nasties, and it's freeware.
    It ought to deal with all versions of Huntbar without a prob, if indeed that's what you're infected with.

    After installing, press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.

    Next, go to Settings > File Sets, and uncheck 'System Internals' and 'Tracks' .
    These aren't needed for our present purpose, and you can always experiment with them later on.

    Finally, after closing down Internet Explorer, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds.

    NOTE: SSD will sometimes not be able to remove all active components in the first 'run'.
    In that case you will get a dialog asking you to run SSD at next start.
    Click yes and reboot.
    Subsequently SSD will come up before the system puts these components 'in use', and it will then be able to 'fix' the rest.

    When you've done all that, test your system, and see whether your problem is gone.


    Good luck,
     
  3. cdd842002

    cdd842002 Thread Starter

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    hmmm
    Not sure what it is I have, I'm not sure it's the Huntbar. I know it's not a virus, it was some stupid option I checked when I first loaded IE.

    I had Search and Destroy before, because I did manage to get myself infected with a VERY nasty version of the Xupiter virus, but that's all cleared up now.

    This stupid thing I've had since I've had the computer, it asks you if you want it to remember things, such as when you type in your screen name, once you hit the letter it starts with, it brings up a little list of any user name that begins with that letter.

    It's annoying as hell and I want to shut that feature off, but I don' tknow where. Any ideas?
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Go to Internet Options > Content > Autocomplete, and remove the check marks at "use Autocomplete for Forms and Web Addresses".

    You may also want to hit "Clear Forms".
     
  5. cdd842002

    cdd842002 Thread Starter

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    that was it, thank you a million! man that's been annoying me forever!
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    No prob! :)
     
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