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search.exe removal

By mbertel ·
I have a user that when ever they turn their computer an extra task bar(named search.exe) will appear on top of the normal task bar. I opened the task manager up and looked for search.exe and killed the process. I thought this would take care of the problem, but it has not. Has anyone had the same scenario. If anyone knows how to properly get rid of this nuesance I would appreciate your help.


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by TABComputers2002 In reply to search.exe removal

Killing the process won't unistall the bar and that's what you'll want to do. I would first go into control panel => add/remove programs and see if you see it there. If it's there, just run the unistall. I would also download/install/update either Ad-Aware and/or Spybot search and Destroy. They will get rid of all traces of the search bar and will probably find other spyware related items.

Good luck.

ps - I forgot to mention that both programs can be found at

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