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Unread 21-10-2007, 08:03 PM   #1
Spawn666948
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Remove IE Add-Ons

How do I permanently remove the Internet Explorer Add-Ons? I know how
to disable, but, I want some of them gone completely. There's gotta
be some registry entry or something that leads to where these programs
reside.

Thanks.

 
Unread 21-10-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
PA Bear
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Re: Remove IE Add-Ons

Windows version? IE version? Which Add-ons? Have you tried reading what
IE Help might have to say about Add-ons?
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Spawn666948 wrote:
> How do I permanently remove the Internet Explorer Add-Ons? I know how
> to disable, but, I want some of them gone completely. There's gotta
> be some registry entry or something that leads to where these programs
> reside.
>
> Thanks.


 
Unread 21-10-2007, 09:01 PM   #3
Leonard Grey
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Re: Remove IE Add-Ons

Depends. For some, you uninstall them. For others, you right-click on
their icon in Downloaded Program Files and select Remove. Others, like
many from Microsoft, are part of the operating system and shouldn't be
removed. You may also have add-ons placed by viruses or spyware, in
which case you a bigger problem on your hands.

Are you having an Internet Explorer problem that you think could be
caused by an add-on? If so, post again and we'll show how to identify
the culprit add-on.
---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Spawn666948 wrote:
> How do I permanently remove the Internet Explorer Add-Ons? I know how
> to disable, but, I want some of them gone completely. There's gotta
> be some registry entry or something that leads to where these programs
> reside.
>
> Thanks.
>

 
Unread 22-10-2007, 02:00 AM   #4
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Re: Remove IE Add-Ons

On Oct 21, 1:27 pm, Leonard Grey <Leon...@Grey.invalid> wrote:
> Are you having an Internet Explorer problem that you think could be
> caused by an add-on? If so, post again and we'll show how to identify
> the culprit add-on.


I'm having spyware problems. I've tried cleansing with Spy Spweeper.
I've disabled them from the add-ons but just to be safe, I want them
gone completely. These add-ons are not in the downloaded program
files folder.

 
Unread 22-10-2007, 02:00 AM   #5
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Re: Remove IE Add-Ons

On Oct 21, 1:20 pm, "PA Bear" <PABear...***********> wrote:
> Windows version? IE version? Which Add-ons? Have you tried reading what
> IE Help might have to say about Add-ons?


XP SP2 IE6. They are spyware add-ons.

 
Unread 22-10-2007, 02:59 AM   #6
Leonard Grey
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Re: Remove IE Add-Ons

Removing add-ons won't remove spyware. If you suspect your computer is
infected, follow these steps:

1) If you have anti-virus and and anti-spyware programs already
installed on your computer, update the programs and scan your computer.
With luck, the programs will detect and remove the problem.

2) If the scan doesn't produce results, contact the program's technical
support. Most of the major anti-virus/spyware programs will help you to
remove an infection that their software did not detrect.

3) Scan your system with /several/ of the better online scanners
(Kaspersky, Eset, Trend Micro, Panda, Sophos, Symantec etc.)

4) Submit a HiJack This log to one of the expert web sites that analyze
these logs. To find HiJack this, look here:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/programs.php

5) Finally, if none of the above remove the malicious software, it's
time to show the computer to a professional.

"So how did I get infected in the first place?"
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=60955


---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Spawn666948 wrote:
> On Oct 21, 1:27 pm, Leonard Grey <Leon...@Grey.invalid> wrote:
>> Are you having an Internet Explorer problem that you think could be
>> caused by an add-on? If so, post again and we'll show how to identify
>> the culprit add-on.

>
> I'm having spyware problems. I've tried cleansing with Spy Spweeper.
> I've disabled them from the add-ons but just to be safe, I want them
> gone completely. These add-ons are not in the downloaded program
> files folder.
>

 
Unread 22-10-2007, 03:59 AM   #7
Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM
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Re: Remove IE Add-Ons

"Spawn666948" <spawn666948-stuff***********> wrote in message
news:1193017312.476772.142640@y27g2000pre.googlegr oups.com...
> On Oct 21, 1:20 pm, "PA Bear" <PABear...***********> wrote:
>> Windows version? IE version? Which Add-ons? Have you tried reading
>> what
>> IE Help might have to say about Add-ons?

>
> XP SP2 IE6. They are spyware add-ons.
>


Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
Web pages.
Help with malware:
All MS-MVP Sites.
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
whose ads for malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince
you that you owe it to the author. See also:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
of.

--
Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM
www.fjsmjs.com
Do not send email

 
Unread 22-10-2007, 10:00 AM   #8
Viktor Krammer
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Re: Remove IE Add-Ons

Hello,

> How do I permanently remove the Internet Explorer Add-Ons?


I suggest using a free tool like ToolbarCop
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm

to delete the add-on entries from the Registry and identify the location of
the associated DLL files. I am not sure but I think you have to delete the
DLL files manually after unregistering them from your Registry with
ToolbarCop.

Best regards,

Viktor Krammer
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