Toolbar Is Taking Over Internet?

Jan 27, 2013

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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Mar 2, 2014

So, I have been running 8.1 pro for some time now. During the last 2 or 3 weeks, I started having a login issue.

It loads bios, loads windows fine. I get to the login screen, and it seems to take forever to recognize internet connection. Gives me the little "!" over the internet. I put in password. Takes about a minute to finally log in.

I have gone to start up in task manager and disabled everything. This does nothing. I have changed from a live to a local account. Nothing. I have not installed anything recently other then video drivers. Internet seems to work fine while logged in.

Have all the most recent mobo drivers.......

Asrock z77 Fatality Pro
Core i7 3770k
Kingston X SSD for OS drive.

Anything else in my hardware does not really seem relevant.....

I am attempting o OC my cpu and gpu and have to reboot a lot to dial it in.

Here is a really bad pic of what I am seeing on the login screen. It takes up to 3 minutes to establish connection when it used to be almost instantaneous.

Here are some other things I have done.

-Updated router firm ware: no change
-Tried static ip: nodda
-Disabled all virus software: nothing.
-Differnet cable. nothing

still having the issue......

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There should be a law against people putting stuff on your computer that you can't remove. I called Microsoft and they told me I had to pay to get rid of it. I will not, nor can I pay. I'm on Social Security. This is BS.

How to get rid of it. And where did my Microsoft Security Essentials go? Now it's missing from my computer

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The list of Add Ons appeared. When I click any other Add On in the list the "disable" button lights up.

When I click on "Yahoo Toolbar" the "disable" button does not light up so I am unable to get rid of the toolbar.

While on MIE11, I tried clicking on the "X" at the left side of the Yahoo Toolbar. Two choices appear :

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(2) Disable Yahoo Toolbar permanently.

I can Hide the toolbar but when I click on the option to permanently disable the toolbar I get a message that says "This action is restricted. Contact your system administrator".

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its possible to create an expandable folder shortcut in i.e. "Computer" toolbar?

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An Easy way to do this actually exists in WINDOWS itself by the use of a bit of trickery and Custom toolbars -- you don't NEED any Registry hacks etc. Also you can save your created toolbar so you don't need to re-create it or go through the whole process again if you re-install Windows again either.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder - Windows 7 Forums Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista - Windows 7 Forums

1) Create a Folder anywhere on your system say on Vol D: and call it My Progs.

2) Create a Custom toolbar (right mouse click on bottom taskbar==>toolbars==>new toolbar

3) Select the folder location to the one you've made D:My Progs.

Now the trick is to POPULATE this folder correctly.

For Items that don't have any sub menus - for example on my system I'll take Winamp.You need to find the FILE LOCATION - easy way to do this is to search in the applications and then RIGHT MOUSE CLICK on the .exe file and then SEND TO DESKTOP (create Short cut).

Now on the DESKTOP RIGHT MOUSE CLICK on the icon and choose COPY.

Go to your folder D:My Progs, chose Paste Short cut. Then delete the desktop icon if you don't want it on your desktop.

Now if you want SUB levels - create a Folder in the My Progs folder and then simply copy the procedure above.

You can do this for as many levels as you want.

For the TOP level items say Office Create a Folder Microsoft Office. As an example I've also added one Classic Games.

If the link is ALREADY a short cut then just past direct into the My Prog folder - you don't need to create a short cut first.

Finally re-arrange it so it appears on the screen at the most convenient place for you.

"Seemples" -- Bye Bye Startisback or any of those 3rd party apps -- I think my method is far more flexible and you can have ANY number of toolbars too.

I've shown two screen shots here with a small test toolbar - Office and Classic Games have lower levels and the other one is the example My Dir containing ONLY short cuts and folders.

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I seem to remember that 4.0.6 was not yet stable, or have I dreamt that - I think I probably have

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If it's related, I also updated my (IDT) audio drivers around the same time this started happening.

This only happens some of the time (with no relation to the length of the video).

I just discovered this only happens when I'm using Skype (or any other voice chat).

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I currently have it set like this and I wonder, if there is a command like: "/allow":

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I recently bought a brandnew i7 samsung laptop.

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(i hope the language in the screenshots are no problem) common terms are: beschikbaar = avaible, geheugen = memory, snelheid = speed, in gebruik = usage,

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It took its sweet time trying to load steam and I ended up cancelling the load. Nothing loaded except for Launchy, not even the Pokki start button. I was surprised so I turned it on again and it kept going slower each time; I shouldn't have kept restarting, but I was stupid.

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The message left (after being there the whole night), but things were still laggy (oh and this is not the first time I have installed Windows 8 so during the night I also left it to delete the old windows.old folders, it would say that it kept finding new items. So, even the deletion of things was sloowwww). I turned on Skype and even though the internet was connected it didn't connect. I turned on the troubleshooter, but it would time-out. I opened Google Chrome and it actually opened! When that happened Skype started to work and, even though things were still laggy, I thought things were getting better. I saw a video.

I left the house, but I left everything on as Advanced System Care Ultimate checked for malware (after having run the antivirus check the previous night). When I got home the internet didn't work, but the computer was almost as fast as it was before (its got 4 years, and it recently fell, but there hadn't been any problems until that day. ACTUALLY, I don't know if this started before or after it fell, it wasn't from a high place, but the loading screen had been lagging for some time).

I ran the troubleshooter and it worked this time, it said that the Diagnostics Policy wasn't working. So, the internet stopped working in the 8-9 hours I was gone. Pokki still hadn't loaded, I went to PC settings and I tried to change the Lock Screen for no reason and it didn't work. I tried changing the account picture and that didn't work either. I'm at a loss, not sure whats happening to my computer, but its almost as fast as it once was.

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