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What is search assistant-my search?


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#1 mar4

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 04:36 PM

Can anyone tell me what is search assistant-my search and do I need it? I see it in my add/remove programs and I'm not sure if I should delete it or keep it.
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 05:30 PM

Hi mar4.

Those programs are Browser Hijackers and considered adware/spyware and are at the least uneccessary and at the worst intrusive. Remove them from Add/Remove Programs and then Download and Run Trend Micro™ CWShredder to clean up the leftovers.

Do you use any Anti-Virus or other malware programs like Ad-Aware or Spybot Search and Destroy?

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:28 PM

I use the AVG anti virus free trial version
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 08:01 PM

Get Ad-Aware SE Personal and Spybot-S&D. Install, update and run them. Use them regularily to keep your computer clean.

You can also use these online scanners:

Housecall Use Autoclean.
Panda ActiveScan
Bitdefender Check off Autoclean.
eTrust Check off Cure when the scan is done.
RAV Check off Autoclean.

Also read Simple steps to keep your computer secure! for some tips on computer security.

Edited by Leurgy, 26 September 2005 - 08:02 PM.

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 Trying to remove your data from the web is like trying to remove pee from a swimming pool





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