Remove New Meebo Bar April 2012

April 12, 2012 at 18:46:47
Specs: Windows 7
May be a coinkidink but after doing the latest IE8 cumulative security update for April, I noticed a "meebo" bar at the bottom of the browser. It's not an add-on so it can't be disabled or removed. So far I've seen it on tvguide.com and sdsandiego.com. Adding meebo.com to the hosts file doesn't help either.

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#1
April 12, 2012 at 20:17:51
Here is something I found on google:
"Hi there. The bar you are seeing is not something that has been installed, it is something you are seeing on the site of one of our partners (where they have placed it). You'll notice you do not see it when you go to other sites. There is often a way to minimize the bar (a down-arrow on the right side of the page) - this can be enabled by the owner of the site, so if that is not there, you may wish to request it from the site. "

It was apparently written by the meebo team.

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#2
April 12, 2012 at 20:33:20
Ok I did some research, they say the meebo bar is installed on some sites. I went to the links you gave and it was not there? Did you find it any where else on different websites?
Try winpatrol:
http://www.winpatrol.com/
check the startup and then the delayed startup and see if it is listed there.

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1- Trojan remover
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2- Hitman Pro
http://www.surfright.nl/en/downloads

Run them both till they run clean...see if that cleans it up for you.

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#3
April 13, 2012 at 00:10:37
Yes it is only on some sites. The only ones so far are www.tvguide.com and www.utsandiego.com (sorry, mispelled previously). I guess the question is how can I selectively delete the offending components. For example, my hosts file contains thousands of ad servers that can't get through. Of course if the components are hosted by the same server as the content, that won't work. Perhaps there is some other blocking software that will delete the behavior rather than the server itself. In any case, it would help to be able to record all the content sources for any web page just in case there is a hidden server involved that would not interfere with the content and therefore could be deleted. I discovered that if I block meebo.com I can change the color of the bar from grey to white, but then I can't use the "hide" button.

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#4
April 18, 2012 at 15:33:36
It's on comics.com, too. I guess if it's site-specific, I can tolerate it, but it is annoying.

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#5
May 5, 2012 at 15:33:53
bar@meebo-inc.com

Email them and tell them you do not agree to their terms and conditions, did not sign up for this and want to remove it. Any further failure to send you removal instructions, mean they are forcing you to use it. They fail to send you removal instructions with the explicit understanding that you have no intention of abiding by their terms, conditions, policies or other legal language.


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