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Infected With Hot Bar


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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:23 AM

On my old windows 98 computer, that i only use for web browsing and instant messaging, a program called Hot Bar installed itself. No big deal really, so I go to add/remove programs, uninstalled it, went into program files deleted it's folder, used the windows search feature to find all the files related to it and deleted them, and then scanned for spyware with ad-aware SE personal. So my computers running fine (it never slowed it down anyways), but then I had to restart and when my computer came back on a box saying Warning! at the top.It says something like Hot Bar has had an error, would you like to install it, I click no, and another box similar to it comes up (I'll post screen shots later). Then using winpatrol, I set it to disable hot bar at start up, and then restarted my computer to test it and the messages still come up. This really isn't a big problem, but its really annoying. Thanks for taking the time to read this post!
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:50 AM

try this :
Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users

* Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
* An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
* If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)
* When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software".
* There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next".
* When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
* Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next".
* A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
* Click Preferences and then click the statistics/logs tab.
* Click the dated log and press View log. A text file will appear so you can see the results.
* Select close to exit the program.
* Scan in SAFE MODE

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:53 AM

Windows still thinks Hot Bar is installed and is looking for it. Probably a registry entry left over and telling Windows to do this. Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users and see if it finds any other remnants that may correct this.
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:14 PM

Thanks for that program guys! It fixed my problem!
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:21 PM

My pleasure...As a matter of standard I run it once every week.




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