Disable Search Companion

Discussion in 'Windows XP Internet Explorer' started by Guest, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    How do I disable the Search Companion when using the Internet Explorer 6.0?
    I never had it come up before,but now every time I go on the internet the Search companion comes up.I tried to just close the window but the next time I go on, it reappears.
    Thanks for any help on this.
    -al
     
    Guest, Oct 17, 2003
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  2. Guest

    siljaline Guest

    "al" <> wrote:
    > How do I disable the Search Companion when using the Internet Explorer 6.0?
    > I never had it come up before,but now every time I go on the internet the Search companion comes up.I tried to just close the window but the next time I go on, it reappears.
    > Thanks for any help on this.
    > -al


    Your search companion *may* have been hijacked by Spyware!

    Run the detection script on this page:
    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/
    If no joy, run Lavasoft's Ad-aware from this link:
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

    HTH and please post back with your findings.
    --

    siljaline MS MVP IE/OE

    (Please reply to group, as reply address is invalid, so that we can all benefit)


    "Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
    because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
    -- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
    - Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
     
    siljaline, Oct 17, 2003
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest


    >-----Original Message-----
    >
    >"al" <> wrote:
    >> How do I disable the Search Companion when using the

    Internet Explorer 6.0?
    >> I never had it come up before,but now every time I go

    on the internet the Search companion comes up.I tried to
    just close the window but the next time I go on, it
    reappears.
    >> Thanks for any help on this.
    >> -al

    >
    >Your search companion *may* have been hijacked by

    Spyware!
    >
    >Run the detection script on this page:
    >http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/
    >If no joy, run Lavasoft's Ad-aware from this link:
    >http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    >
    >HTH and please post back with your findings.
    >--
    >
    >siljaline MS MVP IE/OE
    >
    >(Please reply to group, as reply address is invalid, so

    that we can all benefit)
    >
    >
    >"Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a

    sucker's game
    >because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be

    indistinguishable from
    >-- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite

    amounts of free time."
    >- Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
    >
    >
    >Hi,

    I tried to do what you suggested,but nothing worked.
    I don't think it's coming from spyware, I think it's
    coming from some sort of set-up thru Windows XP.The
    Search companion I get on the side of my brower is the
    same as my search screen when using Window Xp.When I go
    under View to Explorer bar and uncheck the "SEARCH" from
    the list(Media,Favorites,etc..)
    The search companion closes.However, when I log on to the
    internet again it returns.
    Thanks for your help,
    Al



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    Guest, Oct 19, 2003
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