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    http://www.makemesearch.com/?said=**4

    Somehow I got infected by virus called JAVA_BYTEVER.A which was subseqently cleaned by my Anti-virus software. Yet when I enter the internet I find that my default page is replaced by "http://www.makemesearch.com/?said=**4". I get rid of it my resetting my Web Home Page, or, by going into "regedit". Yet I dont seem to be able to get rid of it. I can get rid of it once I redefine my home page. But after I enter inot the internet or any desk top application it reappears again. Has anyone got any idea on how to get rid of this menace ?

    Orion

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    Solution

    This might help
    [url]http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyclo/default5.asp?VName=JAVA_BYTEVER.A[/url]

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    Search Toolar - Phantom MakeMeSearch

    I solved the same problem by following instructions on the TrendMicro page... many thanks to them. But... in addition to the MakeMeSearch homepage switch, I also noticed a MakeMeSearch toolbar that inserted itself into Explorer as well as the top bar when I open yellow file folders (which is also explorer).

    The malware creates a toolbar with colored square boxes and categories: Pharmacy Casino Finance Adult Gambling and the like.

    I tried all normal tools to make this go away but no result. Also, Norton Antivirus, Spykiller and PestPatrol don't pick it up.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Unregistered Guest
    I noted a program in the add/remove programs portion of the control panel called "Search Bar". Oddly enough that worked.

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    Unregistered Guest

    Makemesearch folder toolbar

    Originally posted by Unregistered
    I noted a program in the add/remove programs portion of the control panel called "Search Bar". Oddly enough that worked.
    Bingo! In Windows XP Pro the add/remove program was Search Toolbar. I have been trying all day to get rid of this annoying toolbar and the simple act of removing it with add/remove cleared everything up at once.

    Thanks for the excellent s***estion.

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    Sorry for not replying earlier. Yes, I came across the same solution (after hard days work) and removed the offending program called Search Selector (I think) from the Add/Remove Programs.

    Orion

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    This has been a huge help! I tried for days to boot that pox out of my system and fortunately stumbled upon the ***rd. A thousand thank yous!
    Fredo

    http://www.altgeek.net

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    Unregistered Guest
    Yep, worked for me too. (Win XP)

  9. #9
    Unregistered Guest

    Thumbs up

    Been fighting with the tool bar for an hour. Thanks for the advice, its now gone.

  10. #10
    Unregistered Guest

    Talking

    Many thank yous.

    That searchbar was brutal to kill, until I stumbled across this forum.

    Cheers to the whole lot of ya!!!

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    Smile Get RID of makemesearch.com

    I had this hijack tool take over IE and force my homepage to be makemesearch.com. To get rid of this, go into the Control Panel and choose add/remove programs. Look for a program called "Search Toolbar" and uninstall (remove) it.

    Then go into Control Panel / Internet Options and reset your home page back to whatever you want.

    I also ran regedit and did a search for "makemesearch.com" and deleted those registry entries (don't worry, IE will recreate those values properly when they don't exist).

    This fixed the problem completely.

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    Unregistered Guest
    Originally posted by Unregistered
    I noted a program in the add/remove programs portion of the control panel called "Search Bar". Oddly enough that worked.
    thanks ~thank you very much !!
    I'm a chinese,this problem truble me some days,thanks for you help~~

  13. #13
    Unregistered Guest

    thanks guys

    thanks guys, call of the red alert. that one had me panicing for a minute there.

  14. #14
    cristian Guest

    Thumbs up

    i had the same problem .. toolbar in ie, and folders. i tried everything but Thank`s God u exist

    The add/remove did everything thank s

  15. #15
    Unregistered Guest

    Easy

    It took me all day, but I figured out how to get it out.

    None of the other things worked for me, and instead of bothering with the logfiles, i just deleted all the files created that day.

    If you are removing the toolbar in the same day that you got infected, you can go to start, search, all files and folders. click where it says when modified, and type in the date in the "from" and "to" boxes. it will pull up a lot of files, and if you recognize anything you need, copy it and put it in a safe location. otherwise, select all of the new files, click copy, and place them in a new folder on the desktop. close out of everything, and then delete that new folder and you should be all set.

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