Getting rid of browser viruses



Ajod
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
I have a new toolbar on my web browser which i did't put there myself and my
antivirus program picks it up as being a virus called the elite bar. It stops
me from using search engines or any other means of seraching the web and i
don't know how to delete it.
Please help

Drew Tognola
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
Ajod,

* click 'Start' > Settings > Control Panel > ADD or Remove Programs >
Uninstall any programs you don't need. 'elite bar' probably installed
several other programs that will be in your Add Remove Programs list. Also,
read the uninstall instructions very carefully

Before rebooting

* click 'Start' > Run > type msconfig , click OK > click into the 'Startup'
tab,
uncheck anything that doesn't need to startup when you boot your computer,
specifically anything associated with the 'elite bar' > click OK > reboot

* Download & use any of several Spyware removers, such as Ad-aware

Ad-aware link: http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/

Drew

"Ajod" <Ajod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D0B5CC2-50FC-4FF4-8422-97BE260C472A@microsoft.com...
I have a new toolbar on my web browser which i did't put there myself and my
antivirus program picks it up as being a virus called the elite bar. It
stops
me from using search engines or any other means of seraching the web and i
don't know how to delete it.
Please help

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
Get ToolbarCop:
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/toolbarcop.htm

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"Ajod" <Ajod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D0B5CC2-50FC-4FF4-8422-97BE260C472A@microsoft.com...
>I have a new toolbar on my web browser which i did't put there myself and
>my
> antivirus program picks it up as being a virus called the elite bar. It
> stops
> me from using search engines or any other means of seraching the web and i
> don't know how to delete it.
> Please help

S.Sengupta
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
Scan your system with latest versions of:-
Spybot,search and Destroy
CWShredder
Adaware.
Run all of them in Safe mode.

You may also try ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted toolbar.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm

regards,
ssg MS-MVP


Ajod wrote:
> I have a new toolbar on my web browser which i did't put there myself and my
> antivirus program picks it up as being a virus called the elite bar. It stops
> me from using search engines or any other means of seraching the web and i
> don't know how to delete it.
> Please help

Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
Mind you, the Elite Toolbar can be tricky to remove. So you may want to repost to the group microsoft.public.security.virus

I'd try this: Do a search on your system for files with names that begin with "elite"
Rename those to xxxold
Then take a look at Internet Explorer, Tools, Options, On the General Tab
look at 2nd block, "Temporary Internet Files"
press Settings
Next screen, press View Objects

Carefully review the next screen displayed, which includes the browser helper objects.
Look for something with name Elite. If found, remove it.

I'd urge you to insure your antivirus is up-to-date, and run it in Safe Mode of Windows. (Press F8 when pc is booting up, select Safe Mode.)

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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"Ajod" wrote
>I have a new toolbar on my web browser which i did't put there myself and my
> antivirus program picks it up as being a virus called the elite bar. It stops
> me from using search engines or any other means of seraching the web and i
> don't know how to delete it.
> Please help

CWatters
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
"Ajod" <Ajod@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D0B5CC2-50FC-4FF4-8422-97BE260C472A@microsoft.com...
> I have a new toolbar on my web browser which i did't put there myself and
my
> antivirus program picks it up as being a virus called the elite bar. It
stops
> me from using search engines or any other means of seraching the web and i
> don't know how to delete it.
> Please help


http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/adware.elitebar.html

S.Sengupta
07-10-2005, 12:28 AM
EliteToolbar Remover 1.3.0
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spyware-Blockers/EliteToolbar-Remover.shtml

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

S.Sengupta wrote:

> Scan your system with latest versions of:-
> Spybot,search and Destroy
> CWShredder
> Adaware.
> Run all of them in Safe mode.
>
> You may also try ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted toolbar.
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
>
>
> Ajod wrote:
>
>> I have a new toolbar on my web browser which i did't put there myself
>> and my antivirus program picks it up as being a virus called the elite
>> bar. It stops me from using search engines or any other means of
>> seraching the web and i don't know how to delete it. Please help


Getting rid of browser viruses