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How Do I Remove Crawler?

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#1 Soul Invictus

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:13 PM

For the record, I am using Windows Vista Home Premium.

A friend of mine told me about this site, and since I don't intend on using it, I want it gone.

I uninstalled the toolbar, but there's something still on my PC, and here's how I know.

Let's say I type something in the address bar (ex. craigslist) and I don't put the ".org".

Instead of redirecting to Google or MSN, it takes me to the Crawler web search feature.

This is what I want gone.

(PS - I seriously put this in the wrong forum...can someone move this thread?)

Edited by Soul Invictus, 16 April 2008 - 11:15 PM.

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#2 funnytim


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Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:32 AM

Have you run scans w/ Spybot, Ad-Aware, CCleaner, etc?
Also you should do a anti-virus scan while you're at it, just in case.

Or....http://remove-crawler-toolbar.qarchive.org, although I'm not sure if it'll do any better than Spybot.

Edited by funnytim, 17 April 2008 - 01:33 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 08:40 AM

hi,,, dowwnload this and update the virus deffonitions,,, activate "hidden files" boot in safe mode and run a complete scan


good luck
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:20 AM

Assuming that you're using IE7 - try clicking on Tools...Internet Options...General tab... Search Settings button.

There should be choices for MSN or Google there. Just click on one of them and then click on Set Default, then click on OK to exit the dialog. BTW - you can also remove the Crawler entry from there by clicking on it and selecting "Remove".
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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