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#1 Cluless

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:00 AM

Hi Guys

I have a Dell machine with a Vista os. Everytime I log on I get a message headed Internet Explorer search provider. The message says that a programme has corrupted my search provider default settings and it has rectified the situation. It then directs me to the default settings to change them if I so wish. This happens everytime I log on. My questions are:

Is it something to worry about? Is it a possible hijack

Can I stop it happening?

Any help much appreciated

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:05 PM

Have you scanned your comp for malware?
If not, suggest you do that with one of the programs in links below.
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Check in your browser addons for listings such as Ask Toolbar.

Without knowing what program is attempting to change your search settings is a problem.
Have you checked the settings for your preferred search engine? If not, do that. Remove all others
if you can.
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#3 Cluless

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:28 AM

Hi Thanks for help. I have scanned with Superantispyware which finds nothing. I have disabled two search providers (Bing and Yahoo) in browser Manage add ons and I do not now have a confliction. I hope thats the end of it

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