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    Octopussy
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    when i go to sites they automatcilaly install these stupid toolbars somtimes, so far i got suferbar, my fast access, and flasget bar and google bar whichi want

    how cani get rid of the surfer fast and flashget i cant uninstall them from control panel the arent there....

    is it possible for the toolbar ppl to like find out our credit card number if we buy stuff online

    thx

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    Originally posted by Octopussy@21 September 2003 - 02:10
    when i go to sites they automatcilaly install these stupid toolbars somtimes, so far i got suferbar, my fast access, and flasget bar and google bar whichi want

    how cani get rid of the surfer fast and flashget i cant uninstall them from control panel the arent there....

    is it possible for the toolbar ppl to like find out our credit card number if we buy stuff online

    thx
    they should have an uninstaller some where

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    i'd have to think that there is an uninstall program for them in control panel, although they maybe labeled tricky to make them a bit harder to find.


    can the get your numbers.... well, anything is possible, even if not likely.

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    Originally posted by Octopussy@21 September 2003 - 06:10
    when i go to sites they automatcilaly install these stupid toolbars somtimes, so far i got suferbar, my fast access, and flasget bar and google bar whichi want

    how cani get rid of the surfer fast and flashget i cant uninstall them from control panel the arent there....

    is it possible for the toolbar ppl to like find out our credit card number if we buy stuff online

    thx
    samething has happened to me i got Search, topicks catagory, and super bar.
    they are so annyoing and whenever i uninstall they just keeop coming back!

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    Seems like an IE Hi-Jacking. Download and run HiJack This (freeware). It allows you to remove changes that were done to your IE, you can remove stupid toolbars, extra buttons, redirections, and more! This program helped my ass a bunch of times, I recommend it to everyone who uses IE.

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    Download THIS tool (BHO Demon). Below you can read what BHO's are (Browser Helper Objects). This tool scans your PC for BHO's and then you can disable them.

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    A Browser Helper Object, or BHO, is just a small program that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. Usually, a BHO is installed on your system by another software program. For example, Go!Zilla, the downloading utility, installs a BHO created by Radiate (formerly Aureate Media); this BHO tracks which advertisements you see as you surf the Web.

    The natural question is, what do BHOs do? The technical answer is "anything", but generally, it will have something to do with helping you browse the Internet. Of course, some BHOs are what is called "ad-ware" or "spyware": they do things like monitor the websites you visit and report this data back to their creators.

    Although many people are extremely concerned about them because of the privacy issue, BHOs are not necessarily bad things, and most of them are well-intentioned and beneficial. For example, the P3P ("Platform for Privacy Preferences") program spearheaded by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and major vendors, including Microsoft, AT&T, and IBM, will be delivered as a BHO. Some BHOs, however, are placed secretly on your system, and there is certainly no technical reason why they could not be programmed to send information about your system (or your web surfing habits) over the Internet without your knowledge.

    Also, there is no restriction on what a BHO can do your system; it can do anything any other program can do: read or write (or delete) anything on your system. Usually, software is installed on your system explicitly by you; when you do so, you are, in effect, saying that you trust the vendor. BHOs, however, have a history of being installed without the users knowledge (fine print notwithstanding)

    Given that (a) BHOs can do absolutely anything to your system, and (B) they are often installed without your knowledge, there is a distinct potential for abuse by vendors. The problem is, until now you had no way of knowing which BHOs are on your machine, who put them there, and what they do. This is what BHODemon does - it lets you easily manage your BHOs, and tells you what each BHO on your system is doing. 

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    Octopussy Posted on 21 September 2003 - 06:10
    when i go to sites they automatcilaly install these stupid toolbars somtimes, so far i got suferbar, my fast access, and flasget bar and google bar whichi want
    how cani get rid of the surfer fast and flashget i cant uninstall them from control panel the arent there....

    is it possible for the toolbar ppl to like find out our credit card number if we buy stuff online

    thx


    if you go to the home page of the toolbar and
    scroll down to the very bottom of the page
    and in very small print you may find (i did) an uninstall program
    for the tool bar

    this will remove the the tool bar but you will have to run
    a spy remover program to get rid of all the spyware thats left behind


    i hope this helps

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    Use Spybot Search And Destroy,update regular and scan.

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    LeGoMyFnLeg
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    Don't like them? Don't install them.

    What the hell did you think you were installing?

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    In order to install the toolbars, you have to click "Yes" on the Security Warnings, do not click Yes, if it is not a trusted source. They can often be removed in "Add/Remove" Programs or by right-clicking on the IE toolbar, and de-selecting the toolbar.

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