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Toolbar is taking over my internet...HELP!!!

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Toolbar is taking over my internet...HELP!!!


    Okay so I got a Windows 8 laptop for Christmas (yay me and its pretty awesome)
    Back to the problem...
    Yesterday I had to download WinRAR to be able to open up some files and during the setup it only asked me once if I wanted to download a toolbar. I said no... but after I closed the setup and opened Internet Explorer, this "Internet Search" tool bar is here and I can't remove it! It's annoying because I can't click a link that opens up a new tab but instead of going to the link it goes to this "Internet Search".... I tried removing it from my Add-Ons but that didn't seem to work either.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Try to system restore out of the toolbar. Go Control Panel > Recovery > Open system restore. You shouldn't have to go back too far to do so; thus, presumably few programs will be uninstalled.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 x64


    Look in the Add/Remove Programs too in the Control Panel. Sometimes those toolbars will show up there so you can remove it.
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  4. #4


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    You first have to identify which toolbar is installed. Is it the Google toolbar, or the Ask toolbar, or any other.

    Then you can try uninstalling it trough Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. You also might want to check out the site of the toolbar's manufacturer. Especially the Ask toolbar is hard to remove. Most of the times the manufacturer has additional uninstallation software/ manual posted on their websites.

    And for the next time ==> Thirst read, then think, then think again, then reconsider, then untick the box, then press next!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    WinRAR does not install any toolbars. I think you must have installed malware pretending to be WinRAR (it probably did install WinRAR as well, but it was wrapped in a malware installer).

    I would download malwarebytes anti-malware and run that. You can also try to look for the toolbar in your installed programs and uninstall it. Or worst case, you can bring up the add-on manager in IE and disable it.
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    inverness
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    windows 8
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the help you guys I tried removing it from my Programs and Features from Control Panel like you said, but it still didn't go away :/

    Also...the tool bar is just called "Internet Search".....it never asked me yes or on if I wanted this to be downloaded or not sooo....

    I'll try the download though...thanks again for the help!
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  8. #8


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Did you try my suggestion? "Try to system restore out of the toolbar. Go Control Panel > Recovery > Open system restore. You shouldn't have to go back too far to do so; thus, presumably few programs will be uninstalled."
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  9. #9


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    Post a pic, so we can see it more clearly. And yes it can be disabled or uninstalled.
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