ISEARCH toolbar and Wild Tangent - Trojans or something else?

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by cbrrabr, May 3, 2004.

  1. cbrrabr

    cbrrabr Guest

    I have had two bogus search bars insert themselves into my
    computer -- ISEARCH and something called Wild Tangent.
    None of my spyware removes them and I can't uninstall
    either one. How do I get these things off my computer?
     
    cbrrabr, May 3, 2004
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  2. cbrrabr

    zz Guest

    Isearch tells you how to remove their toolbar,
    http://toolbar.isearch.com/uninstall/.

    Which Windows? This is for NT/2000 removal but they are close to XP,
    http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/library/wildtangent/index.phtml

    g-w
     
    zz, May 3, 2004
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  3. cbrrabr

    PA Bear Guest

    Check your system for "hijackware":

    Dealing with Hijackware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm#tshoot
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm

    CoolWebSearch Chronicles
    http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html

    Run in this order:

    1. CWShredder (fix all)

    2. Ad-Aware (fix all)

    3. Spybot (generally, fix all in red)

    Important: You *must* seek updates for Ad-Aware, Spybot, etc., before each
    and every use, even "right out of the box". But even they can't catch
    everything, 24/7. When all else fails, HijackThis
    (http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware. **Post
    your files to http://forums.spywareinfo.com/ or
    http://forum.mvps.org/viewforum.php?f=30 for expert analysis, not here.**

    [Alternate download pages for many of the above tools may be found at
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm.]

    Also update your virus definitions and then run a full system scan. From
    now on, do both daily.

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    http://boards.cexx.org/viewtopic.php?t=957
    --
    HTH - Please Reply to This Thread

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE), AH-VSOP

    AumHa Forums
    http://forum.mvps.org/

    Protect Your PC
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect
     
    PA Bear, May 3, 2004
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  4. cbrrabr

    PA Bear Guest

    PS: Alternate download site for CWShredder: http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
     
    PA Bear, May 3, 2004
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