Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:46 AM
I found this on the Forum.It seems to work.
To try and prevent the toolbar from updating, I added
'toolbar.google.com' to my HOSTS file. If you're unsure how to do
this, perform the following for Windows (need to be running as an
- Uninstall the new toolbar and go download and install the old version
- Open Notepad and go to File > Open
- Type in the box: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
- Hit Open
- Go to the end of the file and add the following line to the bottom:
Save the file.
What this does is tell your computer that the location
'toolbar.google.com' is now located on your computer (which it
obviously isn't). When the toolbar tries to contact Google to update,
it will not be able to. This is all based on the assumption that the
toolbar must contact 'toolbar.google.com' in order to update. It also
impact everything that tries to contact this address, meaning you will
need to remove or comment-out that line in order to access the address
with your web browser.
Please note that this change will effect everyone who uses this
computer. Additionally, this prevents you from being automatically
patched if an exploit is found in the Google toolbar. Google might also
change something in the future which causes the toolbar to break
because of this change. To undo the changes, just remove the added line
from the file.