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(Solved) - faux search engine problem

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  • Started 1 year ago by serenity
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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serenity
Posts: 9

Hi Everyone
I get into messes, I have no idea how I did it?

I run Vista, 32 bit .... now I can't seem to remove this searchnu.com/406; and my computer esp Chrome opens strangely.

Can someone help with this? Please.

Thank you so much
Serenity

Posted 1 year ago
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CB
Posts: 3

Have a look here

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/11/.....r-browser/

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Hi serenity

Using this tool I'm suggesting might knock out your Chrome profile so save your bookmarks first by going to Settings (4 black bars icon top right) > Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager > Organize > Export Bookmarks To HTML file (note where you save it).

Install this and click Search > Remove the log file that shows > Click Delete > Click OK and it will reboot > Remove the log file that shows.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.co.....dwcleaner/

When that's done, if necessary, do the same instruction as my first paragraph but choose Import Bookmarks From HTML File.

Restore your desired search page by clicking the four bar icon again > Settings > Put the correct addresses in the fields shown below:

Tony

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serenity
Posts: 9

Thank you StringJunky
Now I'm on to putting on another (free) antivirus; Had Avast on-period over. I will be getting a new computer so before I buy an antivirus, I was trying the free versions out. Before Avast was MSE, & AVG. I was thinking of Avira next.

Sorry for not staying on point. Thanks again
Serenity

Posted 1 year ago
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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Glad you got sorted serenity. Unwanted search pages and toolbars are caused by you (or someone else) not reading and unchecking the boxes pertaining to add ons in the installation instructions of programs that you download....it's not an infection. MSE is as good as any to use. Windows Defender,which is already in W8, will be fine when you get your new PC.

You might want to install Comodo Program Manager, this will monitor and make removal of programs and toolbars much easier to remove in future:

http://programs-manager.comodo.com/

Tony

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

I used to swear by Avira, but it did start to get bloated, so switched to MSE. It works great.

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