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Can't remove Baidu as IE8 search/auto-search provider


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#1 ty_z

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:05 PM

Hi,

I can't seem to remove Baidu search from the list of search providers in the IE8 search box. After removing it, it comes back when I restart IE8.

In addition, I get the popup with "A program on your computer has suggested a new default search provider for Internet Explorer" (Baidu) a few second after starting IE8.

I also noticed that typing a random string into the URL box brings up a Baidu auto-search, even if auto-search is disabled. (Internet Options->Advanced->"do not submit unknown searches to your auto-search provider" is set).

MalwareBytes v1.46 does not find anything.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:03 AM

I noticed a few suspicious registry entries that will reappear when deleted:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
"DefaultScope"="{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}]
"DisplayName"="百度一下"
"Url"="http://www.baidu.com/s?wd={searchTerms}&ie=utf-8&tn=openssl_1_dg"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
"ShowSearchSuggestionsGlobal"=dword:00000001
"DisplayQuickPick"=dword:00000001
"DownloadUpdates"=dword:00000000
"Version"=dword:00000002
"UpgradeTime"=hex:26,f5,05,2f,b0,34,cb,01
"DefaultScope"="{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}]
"Deleted"=dword:00000001
"DisplayName"="百度一下"
"Url"="http://www.baidu.com/s?wd={searchTerms}&ie=utf-8&tn=openssl_1_dg"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs]
"url1"="http://www.baidu.com/s?tn=openssl_dg"
"url2"="http://www.sina.com.cn/"
"url3"="http://www.taobao.com/"




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