March 18th, 2004 11:03 PM
Go to the IE options dialogue, find "Advanced", and from memory there is an option called "Enable third party add-ons" or something similar. Turn it off, and restart all browser windows.
All alien toolbars should be gone.
March 18th, 2004 11:49 PM
An idea for someone with time: Tutorial on HiJackthis as it comes up a lot and many people are afraid to use it. Just a thought.
March 19th, 2004 09:04 PM
HiJackThis is an executeable, run it and save the log. Easy enough, then go through the log line by line and check it against the attached HTML based help file.
Anything that stands out, google by name and find out what it is. Check off those lines you want hiJackThis to remove from your startup and your browser. and your off.
\"If you take a starving dog in off the street and make him prosperous he will not bite you, this is the principle difference between a dog and a man\" - Mark Twain
March 19th, 2004 09:37 PM
For simple removal from IE, download winpatrol comes with IE Helpers. Simply removes browser helper objects with ease [but it won't completely uninstall it from your system].
March 21st, 2004 08:05 PM
Another thouhgt is to use Adaware by lavasoft and Spybot serarch and destroy Apply the updates and run both tools many toolbars are spyware/adware/malware supported
March 22nd, 2004 09:16 AM
Spy Sweeper is a good utilities to kill adware... You may try to use it.