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Help needed...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:38 pm
by musical74
OK this is newbyish but I don't know how to get rid of something and need help in doing so.

At the top of the webpage - any webpage - there are a couple of toolbars. One is from Yahoo - I'm not worried about that one (maybe because I don't know how to get rid of it?). Recently, another bar has shown up - *mirar* - and I don't have a clue on how to get rid of it! The Yahoo toolbar isn't an issue because it doesn't DO anything unless I type in something. The other...I don't want it, and haven't a clue how to get rid of it. Is it associated with IE? Or is this something that I can get rid of, and if so, HOW??

*Waits for someone to say "GEEZ this is easy!*

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:31 am
by Chuck
Yea sounds like spyware or you accidentaly installed it.

Just go with Mozilla Fire Fox it's alot better, supports tabs, and also no pop-ups =3

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:15 am
by ozurr
You will need to run a spyware removal program and run/update it regularly.
Maybe someone can recommend a good program to use. I haven't hooked a windows box to the internet in nearly a year, but I think one of the spyware removal programs I used was ad-aware or someting like that.

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:26 am
by monele
Ad-aware for sure and hm... Spybot I think o_O

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:48 pm
by ShiraiJunichi
You can remove some internet tool bars simply by uninstalling them from the "add/remove programs" in the control panel

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:11 pm
by musical74
Well doing a search for *Mirar* netted 1 result - in the *downloaded programs* section. Is there a way to get rid of it when it's been *installed* like that? Doing a look at add/remove programs, mirar wasn't listed (although Yahoo toolbar was) to fix this?

Ad-aware doesn't seem to recognize this as spyware :?

EDIT: WOOOHOOOO!!! No More MIRAR!!! My problem was that I didn't have the latest version of Ad-aware - I had a previous version - and the new version felt that Mirar was spyware....thanx everyone!

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:00 am
by Quin
Spybot Search & Destroy: (I don't know if it will work on Mirar, but it's been mentioned in the thread)

Here is some info from Symantec on it (although the removal instructions are Symantec-specific).

And the obligatory "This wouldn't have happened if..." link: