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Google Search Bar At The Top Of My Task Bar


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#1 ras60

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:08 PM

Hi.
At the top of my screen when on the internet, alongside the status bar that shows the url of my current site, is a google search bar that I didn't put there.
Is there a way to take it out?
Thank you.
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#2 ras60

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:14 PM

Here is the screen with the google search bar circled.



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Edited by ras60, 28 May 2007 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:21 PM

Have you tried to uninstall the program with your Control Panel? Else, get CCLEANER (formerly known as crap cleaner). Many Bleeping entries about it, there is a recent entry on my post about Nero. I'd look it up for you but I'm pooped. Good luck!
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:54 PM

I searched my computer for files named google and these are there:

google C:\Documents and Settings\HP
google C:\Program Files
GOOGLETOOLBARNOTIFIER C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch
GOOGLEUPDATERSERVICE C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch
GoogleToolbar.dll C:\Program Files\Common Files

Which should I take out?
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 09:49 PM

When IE7 is installed, it comes with a search bar, which is what you see. You can set this to any search engine you choose and that becomes the default search when you use that bar. Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to remove it, as it is an integrated part of IE7.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:44 PM

Thank you.
I see where I can change the search engine now.
Thanks.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 11:41 PM

Changing the default search is one thing. If you do figure out a way to get rid of it, let me know. I never use that box so it's just taking up real estate on the menu bar.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 01:01 PM

Fozzie told me how to get rid of Nero. Since that's not your question, I will refer you to a magic program, formerly called "crap cleaner" and now sanitized and called "Ccleaner".

Download install and update http://www.ccleaner.com
Attention : the installation package comes with the Yahoo toolbar
if you do not want that you have to, untick the box accepting it during installation process.

After installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back ups
Now http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/
Do two runs Analyze then Fix

There are 4 options in this wonderful little program, and it gives you a list of programs it can delete.
Suggest you read the tutorial (I didn't, Fozzie gave me great instructions) about Ccleaner, unless you are the curious type that's willing to just hit the buttons. So far, I have found it safe to do the "cleanups". Good luck; I am not sure it will undo Yahoo, but it's sure nice for cleaning up the :thumbsup:
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