can't remove btsearch.name as my search engine

Dell Inspiron 580 (intel core i3 530 32...
April 22, 2012 at 12:25:35
Specs: win vista 32 bit home, 2.0 3.0
somehow btsearch.name has become my default search engine. i went to tools, options, general and changed back to my normal search engine, but btsearch keeps returning. went to control panel programs but didn't see btsearch listed to uninstall. have searched registry for btsearch, but found no entries. couldn't find it in downloads either. also ran 2 antispyware programs and scanned with antivirus. any suggestions would be appreciated. vandal

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#1
April 22, 2012 at 14:46:20
Go to your control panel, open internet properties, Go to the advanced tab, click on reset, check the box that says "Delete personal settings", click reset.

If it comes back after that, download Hijackthis do a scan only. Remove any R* entries and BHO entries, and any other entries that list file not found.


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#2
April 22, 2012 at 15:13:33
i reset advanced settings. bt still there. i ran hijackthis and removed all entries that had no file. bt still there. u didn't mean to remove all bho files, did u? or only those that had no file found? thanks,

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#3
April 22, 2012 at 15:19:31
remove ALL entries that start with R, so R0 R1 R2 and remove ALL BHO browser helper objects.

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#4
April 22, 2012 at 15:20:23
Also run SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes

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#5
April 22, 2012 at 15:22:28
Also, I need to follow this

Go to your control panel, open internet properties, Go to the advanced tab, click on reset, check the box that says "Delete personal settings", click reset.

Not the "Restore advanced settings" The button under that button that says "Reset..."


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#6
April 22, 2012 at 17:57:52
i ran superantispyware and malwarebytes. i removed all r and bho entries in hijack this. oh, and i did click on reset and delete personal settings ( i misstated what i did earlier) but bt is still there. i appreciate all the time you've given me. any other suggestions?

vandal67


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#7
April 22, 2012 at 18:03:05
Is this Internet Explorer, or Firefox?

If it's Firefox, hold the shift key while you are opening firefox, then check off everything but your bookmarks

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_S...


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#8
April 22, 2012 at 18:33:09
i am running firefox, and your last suggestion did the trick. thanks very much, vandal

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#9
April 22, 2012 at 18:40:25
Aaaaha, I was barking up the wrong tree. The more information the better, I suppose. Glad we got it figured out.

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#10
June 1, 2012 at 20:26:23
Hi! I am having the same problem... I have firefox but this solution didn't work! Any other suggestions?!

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#11
August 10, 2012 at 12:54:24
Go to the website that you want to be your homepage, go to tools, click internet options. then click use current then click ok. Works all the time

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#12
December 24, 2012 at 05:02:08
file search for a configuration override file. just search for override in the file name. I had the problem with FireFox, so I uninstalled firefox, then did a search of mozilla. This was one of the files that did not get deleted. So I deleted this file and re-installed firefox. No problems

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