Restore Browser Search Language

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October 7, 2010 at 17:14:23
Specs: Windows XP, 3.06GHz
My husbands p.c. was infected by Smart Security program. Got rid of it, but now when he does a search in Firefox or Internet explorer it's all in German.( Maxthon browser is showing in English.) How do I change it to English in both browsers? I tried system restore, but didn't make a difference.
Thank You very much.

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October 8, 2010 at 01:33:38
Clamraker, start>settings>control panel>regional & languages, take a look at your default language. You can set it as you like.
BTW, my guess is that as it was changed, a worm/trojan was installed. Not really a big deal, but something that needs to be handled so you don't have future problems. 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. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) 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 or later.
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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October 8, 2010 at 10:16:58
Thank you very much for the reply. I tried Malwarebytes and it didn't pick anything up. I also checked the language settings, it's set right. Still have the problem, I'll try the program you recommended.

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