can't search

January 9, 2010 at 21:51:52
Specs: Windows XP
I am having problems searching the web. I have tried on IE8 (my default) and on firefox, I can't search from the search toolbars, or the search sites. I have tried reinstalling, clearing history, cookies, and catche, reseting my default settings, and nothing is working. HELP!?

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January 9, 2010 at 22:05:25
crazyglue, SWAG, suspect you have a nasty. Some seem to attack search as a means to irritate. I suspect a worm/trojan. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed Dunno about Windows 7..
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas.

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