Computer Idiot with a Question....

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  1. Hub

    Hub Founding Member

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    My wife who is more of a computer moron than I clicked on some Outlook Express upgrade in an email she got. It installed something that I can only define as a "Hotbar". When I open Outlook or Internet Explorer it's got this taskbar at the top in gold buttons. the only think I can figure that it does is it puts links to topics that I can click based on the text on the page I am viewing. I can get rid of it for a session but it comes back every time i re-open.

    How the hell do I get rid of it for good?

    Thanks.
     
  2. lsugrad00

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    you should be able to remove it by going to add remove programs under control panel.
     
  3. Hub

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    Other than Microsoft Outlook 6, this is the only program listed related to Outlook. Would this be it?

    "Outlook Express Update Q330994"
     
  4. geauxscott

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    thats probably it hub, delete that SOB..
     
  5. Bengal B

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    I would be careful before I delete anything. Not all programs show up in the Add/Remove option. It could be you have some kind off spyware that would be in some folder in the C:\Programs or even in the C:\Windows folder
     
  6. Hub

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    I'll tell you one other thing it did. I all of a sudden have pop-ups coming in places I normally didn't get them. ie lsusports.net
     
  7. geauxscott

    geauxscott Founding Member

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    tell that damn wife of yours to keep her hands off your computer and that its sole purpose is for LSU info.:D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  8. JoeReckless

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    Go to your start menu at the bottom left and click "run"

    type in msconfig

    Go to the start up tab and disable it.
     
  9. ok awesome

    ok awesome geaux

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    Go to www.download.com

    Type "spybot" in the search box

    Download Spybot.

    Run Spybot.

    Hotbar gone.
     
  10. Hub

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    Typed in spybot

    Downloaded Spybot

    Ran Spybot

    Hotbar gone along with a ton of other shit.

    Thank you to spybot and furcal.
     

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