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Search on an Internet Explorer App Object {powershell}

Q: Search on an Internet Explorer App Object {powershell}

I have a InternetExplorer.Application

I am creating an Automation And one of the page I opened, did Opened a dialog(like new pop up window) that looks like a new tab, but on the same process(I checked it by the task manager >> process tab
that the same process just consume more RAM) and I dont find the document if that dialog application.

Even in the shell.application In
the windows it isn't there.

I want help to find it

I thought to do some recursion on the $ie members
to find a word that appears there and if it find a path post that path.

Thank you in advance

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Basically I have a script where it logs into a site and browses to a particular page. It then clicks a link that opens a popup window. I'm trying to get the object (-com internetexplorer.application) of the new window that popped up.
#init internet explorer window
$oIE = New-Object -com internetexplorer.application;
$oIE.visible = $true;

#browse to site

while ($oIE.Busy -eq $true)
#Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 1000;

#input login info
$oIE.Document.getElementById("username").value = "*******";
$oIE.Document.getElementByID("password").value = "********";

while ($oIE.Busy -eq $true)
Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 1000;

#browse to job task details page

while ($oIE.Busy -eq $true)
Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 1000;

#find and worksheet link
$oLinks = @($oIE.document.getElementsByTagName("A"));

foreach ($oLink in $oLinks)
if ($oLink.href -eq "http://*****.com/index.php?action=communications_log&mode=add&type=feedback&header=f&jtlid=1140560") {

while ($oIE.Busy -eq $true)
Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 1000;

#get add inspection window

A:Get Currently Existent Object Not Created with New-Object - PowerShell

I think I found a solution...

#get add inspection window
$app = new-object -com shell.application;
$oReportForm = $app.windows() | where {$_.LocationName -match "Add Communication"};

While ($oReportForm.ReadyState -ne 4) { Start-Sleep -Seconds 1 }

$oReportForm.Document.getElementById("subject").value = "ASDF";

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I have this "Free Registry Fix" program that scans my registry for problems. It keeps coming up with this Internet Explorer Object problem with a high risk rating. Going to the register I find the WebBrowser key selected(Hkey>Current User>Software>Microsoft>Internet Explorer>Toolbar>WebBrowser)but I'm not sure what I can do with it, if anything. Can anybody help me with this. I'm using a XP Home computer. Thanks

A:Internet Explorer Object Problem

Try this free, online scan: http://safety.live.com/It's a Microsoft tool and will scan your registry (among other things).

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Everytime i open a wepage i get a error saying "object error" i then have to close the warning box to continue.This happens with every webpage even when i go back and forward.

Does anyone know how to fix this or why it is occuring? its really annoying.

A:Object error Internet explorer

object error

hi this is how I cured my problem...Mandy Maryan
5 hours ago

...on the google page, go into tools and go onto "manage add ons, on the link box click on disable or enable add ons, look down the list and look for Yontoo layers, and enable it. this worked for me, hope it helps.

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There is a problem in which Flash Player stops once during the operation of the business portal currently operating based on Flash Player, so please contact us.

As a result of the verification, it is confirmed that it is not related to Adobe's Flash Player and is related to the function of Shockwave Flash Object installed in Windows 10 Internet Explorer 11.

Therefore, I would like to know whether it is possible to delete and reinstall the Shockwave Flash Object function.
And I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade or downgrade only the version of the Shockwave Flash Object (or any other related function) while leaving the version of Internet Explorer.

Thank you.

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We have a COM dll which when embedded in html file and ran on Internet Explorer (Windows 7) was working fine. We were able to make call to the APIs exposed by the COM dll.

    But recently, we installed the windows updates namely
KB3074886 and

    After this, whenever we are accessing the API's of this COM dll, we are getting an error "SCRIPT438: Object doesn't support this property or method: ".  So we tried uninstalling the above two updates and saw that we were
able to access the APIs of the COM dll perfectly fine. Only when these updates are installed we are facing the above said error.
            Can someone assist us in what may be going wrong here. It will be very helpful for us as it is important for us to run with this updates installed in our system.

Thanks in Advance,

Satyanvesh D

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hi everyone. I keep on getting the 404 error. until I typed this out manually and voila, just click the add link below google and you will manage to add google as your search provider. just visit the following link. hope this helps many of you :) www dot
Microsoft dot com/en-us/iegallery
ps cant add the link as ms doesn't allow it 

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I have a phantom item that says "search with bing" on my right click menu in IE11, which I can't remove.  It doesn't appear in the list of search providers in IE options, only the right click menu.

A:Unable to remove "Search with Bing" from Internet Explorer 11 right click search

I think the Bing bar comes as part of win 7 install on a lot of computers so you should find it in add remove programs
and be able to uninstall it from their.

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Don't know what else to do but format and reinstall windows..

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 1:18:34 PM, on 2/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
C:\Program Files\NetPeeker\NPGUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\RemCtrl\ATIRW.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\MAIN\ATISched.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\temp cd burn\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dogpile.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://my.netzero.net/s/sp
R0 - HKLM\Software... Read more

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I got this computer that I need to fix.... I connected it to my LAN connection, and windows XP picked up the connection, and it should be working, but internet explorer jsut doesnt work... I figured the network card was bad.... I changed it and now it is able to query a web page, but then IE gives me a message saying "Internet Explorer could not open the search page"....


PS: This person is using Verizon Online DSL, and the software is installed... we have cable... would that have anything to do with it not being able to connect? IU checked all the connections and the cables do work on other computers.....

A:Internet explorer cannot open the search page every time i try the internet..



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I have run into a nasty problem, when using the internet and using any search website, google, yahoo, bing, etc.. , I click on a result and it will redirect me to a seemingly random page or a site with similar things that I searched but on a totally different site from where i searched from. This happens no mater which browser i use, IE, firefox, opera, etc..

Another problem is that internet explorer will randomly start up and will not even pop up on my taskbar but sounds( music, advertisements, etc..) will be playing and iexplorer.exe will be in my process, ending the process will make the sounds dissappear. if left running i will eventaully get a message saying IE needs to close.

I am running Windows XP and have tried malwarebytes, superantispyware, and avira antivir. Needless to say, this is very annoying. Anything you can do to help me?



A:Internet search redirect and internet explorer ghost

Also, it appears programs cannot detect that I am connected to the internet, I tried running a setpoint 6.30 install for my wireless mouse and it says I am not connected to the internet. Sorry to string together problems like this.



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In Internet explorer I have a blue search bar that seems to be overiding my toolbar. I have installed a pop up blocker and it keeps closing on me, even when I lock it. Can anyone tell me how to remove this "blue search bar" from my system. I do not see any uninstall program for it.


A:Search bar in Internet Explorer

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Hey guys, a few days ago I installed cyberdefender, but it was a bad program for me so I uninstalled it. What I didn't expect was, cyberdefender created a new search provider for my IE. So now, everytime I type something in the search box for IE, it automatically become the address. For example, if I type "how to get cookies" in the search box, it became "http://www.howtogetcookies.com", and ofcourse there is no such site; therefore, everytime I uses the search box, the page become not invalid. So it is very frustrating. Please help me get rid of this stupid search function. (I think this search function uses the web ws.infospace.com) I also tried to manually detele this by going into tools, manage add-on, and detele the cyberdefender search function but it did not work.

A:Internet Explorer search box

MalwareBytes AntiMalware may remove it. Below are the instructions for using and a link to the download site.Be sure to update MBAM after downloading and installing before running the scan.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1100727

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I have IE6 with XP and SP2. I can access websites as normal, but today I noticed that I can't use Google or Yahoo etc. (I could yesterday, and suspect the kids have changed something but they deny it)

If I put a value in the search parameter field and click the "Search" button, nothing happens - no search occurs and there's no error message.

Eventually I've realised that IE isn't processing any url that contains parameters (as in a search), but it will process those without. For example, on the current google.co.uk home page, clicking on the hyperlinks for Images, Groups, News, etc doesn't work (they have parameters, shown in the status bar), but clicking the More>>> link does work as this is a simple link to a page.

Can anyone tell me what to do next ? (Can't find anything at MSoft)

A:Internet Explorer - can't search

Offhand I don't know what would cause this other than a possible search page hijacker.

The quickest solution might simply be to do a System Restore and see if that corrects it.

If you have different User Accounts on the machine (and with kids you probably should, just giving them limited privileges), you can check whether the problem exists in more than one profile.

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This is a really stupid question but when i click search in internet explorer 5.5 the search frame is in another language. I cant even tell what language it is and i cant find any setting to change this.

A:internet explorer 5 search


Click on start,settings,control panel,internet options,advanced,restore defaults.This may clear up the problem for you.

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hi everyone,

i'm using windows xp professional. whenever i click help & support, it says that internet explorer script error.

if i click on search, it says " a file required to open search file cannot found".

what should i do to avoid above errors. please send me steps.
i attached images for the above.

boopathi s

A:internet explorer and search

Hello boopathis, Welcome to TSF!

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2, you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow …please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully).

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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I have a search bar that automatically comes up with Internet Explorer. I believe it comes from a browser aid called "Common Name," but cannot seem to get rid of it.

Here is my log from Hijack this... any help would be appreciated.

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cnn.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
O1 - Hosts: auto.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: search.netscape.com
O1 - Hosts: ieautosearch
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0019C3E2-DD48-4A6D-AB2D-8D32436313D9} - C:\WINDOWS\bsx5.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2B3452C5-1B9A-440F-A203-F6ED0F64C895} - C:\WINDOWS\rem00001.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F443} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {392BE62B-E7DE-430A-8859-0AFE677DE6E1} - C:\WINDOWS\bs2.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A096A159-4E58-45A9-8EE6-B11466851181} - C:\WINDOWS\msiebho.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Search - {2CF0B992-5EEB-4143-99C0-5297EF71F444} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\stlbdist.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NPS Event Checker] C:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\npscheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV DefAlert] C:\PROGRA~1\Navnt\defalert.exe... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Search Bar


Welcome to TSG!

First do the following:

Go here http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/ and download Adaware 6

Install the program and launch it.

I strongly recommend that you read the help file to familiarize yourself with the program.

Before running the scan look at the top of the main window and you will see a Gear Icon. This is where you configure the settings. Click on that and then in the next window that pops up click on the "Scanning" tab on the left side. Under "Drives and Folders" put a check by "Scan within archives" and below that under "Memory and Registry" put a check by all the options there.
The click on the "Tweak" tab and under "Scanning engine" put a check by "Unload recognized processes during scanning" ...........then......under "Cleaning engine" put a ckeck by "Let windows remove files in use at next reboot" then click "Proceed"

Next in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on "Check for updates now" and get the latest referencefiles.
After getting the latest referencefiles you are ready to scan.

Click "Start" and in the next window make sure "Active in depth scanning" is checked then click "Next" and the scan will begin.

When it is finished put a check by and let it fix everything it finds.

Restart your computer.
Then go here http://spybot.eon.net.au/index.php?...n&pag... Read more

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There is a wealth of useful information stored in each object's profile.  For example, I can search for a user account and quickly see all recently accessed resources and activity.  Is there any way to link to an object's profile directly? 
It seems to be using some GUID in the URL, like https://ata.company.com/profile/2e159f63-ca21-4047-a90b-7b5d55ac2b84?tab=about&status=Open&severity=All.  But I can't correlate that to a user or SID.  It would be amazing if I could, because
I could add that as a link in other applications.  So while I'm browsing users in an online dashboard, I could click directly on the user and poof, I see the entire history in ATA.
The second piece to this, is search the only way to get to that information?  I'd also love to browse a list of users, computers, and groups that ATA has access to.  That would be useful if I can't quite remember the username, but maybe I remember
the OU or something.

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Does anyone know how to change your default search engine?

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Hi,Once I conduct a search in Google, or any public search engine, I get the list of results as i should, but when I click on one of the results, it takes me to another search engine (not always the same one) and conducts a search in that. This does not happen in Firefox, which I downloaded after I encountered this problem. I have completed each step that you recommend in the preparation guide. I have also downloaded and installed IE 7. No improvement.Thank you for your help.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:15:40 AM, on 21/11/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 2007\pavsrv51.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus 2007\AVENGINE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\Program Files\NavNT\... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Redirection After A Search

You may want to print out these instructions for reference, since you will have to restart your computer during the fix.Please download FixWareout http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exeorhttp://swandog46.geekstogo.com/Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, then make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish. The fix will begin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.When your system reboots, follow the prompts. Afterwards, Hijack This will launch. Close Hijack This, and click OK to proceed. )Fix these with HJT ? mark them, close IE, click fix checkedO17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{4EC6A381-72C7-4F96-AFC2-F7A6A5BF9D9F}: NameServer =, - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{B070DF6D-DEC7-446E-922F-6F840631F345}: NameServer =, - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{FECBAD91-F6BB-415A-8F17-182568D830F5}: NameServer =, O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = you have connection problems after this* Go to Control Panel. - If you are using Windows XP's Category Vi... Read more

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I am using ie6 with sp installed. I used to be able to do a search using the search button then typing in my search words, and then I could use the "next" button to view results from different search engines, like yahoo, msn, etc. Now however, that option no longer is available, the "next" button is greyed. Also, when I click the "customize" button, I get a new window not the new page that allows me to choose different engines for different types of searches. I tried reinstalling ie, but it won't let me because I already have it installed. Can anyone help me?

Thanks much!

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I've been having a problem lately with the Search Toolbar in Internet Explorer 6.0. I don't want it being displayed so I remove the checkmark next to it to hide but then everytime I open a new browser or close out of IE and go back in, its there. And it makes the browser display pages a lot slower when its there. Another weird thing that just started happening is when windows starts up, i get a message saying the new version of Internet Explorer Search Toolbar has been installed, do I wish to leave it. I always click on "No, uninstall now" but it keeps coming back. Any idea of what's going on here? Thanks!

A:Internet Explorer Search Toolbar

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How do you clear the yahoo search bar so that it doesn't keep remembering what was searched in the past.

When I start to type a search it pulls up previous searches and gives a list of similar searches.

A:internet explorer, yahoo search bar

There should be an option on the toolbar to "Clear History" and maybe one that will turn off the "save history" option. Here is the way my Google Toolbar looks. Sorry about the second image being so small. It has a line it it that states "save the search history across browser sessions".

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Every time I do a search inquiry most of the results are UK sites. I must be using some UK search engine. How can I change it to a US search engine.

A:Internet Explorer search problem

There are a couple of things that you can do.

One is you can go here to set google as your search engine.


In IE, you can also go to view -- Explorer Bar -- Search engine and open up the Search sidebar. Now you can click on customize to change the settings.

You can also set the auto search settings for searching for the address bar in here.

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Sometimes when I select something on an internet explorer 6.0 page, which directs me to another web page like a signon page, I get a search for web page instead (always the same one), which the address is http://th.msie.cc/index.php?aid=20038. I have run hijackthis, spybot, ad-aware 6.0, and cwshreader. I have also deleted all cookies and temp files. I have no idea why. Please help. Thanks

A:Internet Explorer changes to search page

Please don't post duplicates. This relates to the same problem that you posted about here:



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When I use the internet explorer search bar or a search bar on any web site, I can type in the blank space but there is a major delay before the search actually starts. As soon as you finish typing & you hit enter, it seems that everything locks for a short period & then it will do the search. It does not do this if you type in a web site up at the top in the address bar. very strange.

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I was downloading a communications app for gaming (raidcall). Which had all this junk on it that I didnt know about.

A:safe search take over of internet explorer


They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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I have Windows Premium on an HP Laptop G60-535DX. Whenever I use either IE or Firefox; a tab keeps opening up "Add Search Providers to Internet Explorer". I've added all that I want. I've closed the tab, and as soon as I open a new tab, the same "Add Search Providers tab opens again. How do I stop it, permanently?


A:Add Search Providers to Internet Explorer

Quote: Originally Posted by Stevehiker

I have Windows Premium on an HP Laptop G60-535DX. Whenever I use either IE or Firefox; a tab keeps opening up "Add Search Providers to Internet Explorer". I've added all that I want. I've closed the tab, and as soon as I open a new tab, the same "Add Search Providers tab opens again. How do I stop it, permanently?


Go to upper right, search providers. Click on the little down arrow, next to magnifying glass. Click on manage then check, stop programs from suggesting changes to providers. Good Luck. Tell me if this works out.

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After modifying the registy I was able to use my favorite search engine by typing "web" or "image" in the adress bar followed by a keyword but after visisting a site that installed an ist toolbar, xxx toolbar, bargain buddy and a program called powerscan I have not been able to use this. When I do, it takes me to a page called MetaDirect www.metadirect.net. I have removed all of these thing but I still get directed to metadirect.
Please help.

A:Internet explorer search hack

G'day Skudge,

You might like to have a read of this thread http://forums.techguy.org/t178092/s.html

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I had IE 5.5, when I clicked on the search icon, I get the search window to the left. I search and get search results. When I click on one of the results, instead of displaying in the main window, it calls up the website in the search window. Which is a real pain, and then there is no "back" so all the search results are gone. I don't know what made it start to do it, but it is a real pain. I searched the "knowledge base" and found nothing. I upgraded to IE6 thinking that would solve it, but I still have the same problem. I need help. Craig

A:Internet Explorer Search Window


What about Internet Options/Advanced > display search results in main window?

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I am running windows 2000 & just recently in my internet explorer (when i type something into the top address bar)the search engine has changed to something i am not familiar with & do not like!!
how can i change it back??
can any one hlp me in friendly terms!!
cheers amanda

A:search engine in internet explorer

Sounds like your browsers been hijacked. Search the forums.

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Can anyone tell me how to get rid of all of the words that i have searched for, like in ebay, when start typing something to search for, a drop down list appears of all the past searches. It is getting very large, and i want to delete them. Thanks!

A:Internet Explorer search history

Open IE, go to tools, internet options, content, click the auto complete button, and clear

Not sure but it may work

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My problem is this: about 6 months ago I had to replace my hard drive. Ever since then when I go to search something from the search bar I get no drop down menu with my previous selections. I always have to type in the whole subject,even if I just searched it earlier. Its that way in every website I go to also,such as Ebay. How do I enable that option? Im running Windows XP with Internet Explorer 7

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Hello, I don't often use Internet Explorer, but now if I try to use it, I get re-directed to an AOL search page, if I try to run HijackThis I get a Windows message saying: For some reason your system has denied access to the hosts file, if any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may Not be able to fix this, then I get the suggestion that I should exit HijackThis, right click on the HijackThis icon and choose run as administrator, there is no option for this as I am already logged on as administrator. Any help with this annoying problem would be gratefully appreciated.

A:Internet Explorer search hijacked

Hi,After performing these scans, enter the results in your next post and also update me on the status of the PC.Note: You may have to perform some or all of the following in Safe Mode With Networking, depending on if you have internet access while in the normal Windows environment.================================================================================Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.================================================================================Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the d... Read more

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Running IE7 on XP Pro SP2. When attempting to search your Internet Explorer forum using the string "Tabbed Home Page Crashes" (without the quotes), your site returns the following error: "Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 75497472 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 71 bytes) in /home/tsf/public_html/search.php on line 1028"

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I believe I have several viruses, and recently a search bar has been added to the bottom of my screen that I can't get rid of. I also cannot open Internet Explorer. I am using someone else's computer, so I can't download any programs right now. Please help me! Here is my hijack this log.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:29:14 PM, on 6/14/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\msole32.exeC:\WINDOWS\popuper.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\shnlog.exeC:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\intmonp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:Search bar and internet explorer issues

Hello quatrbackrwb and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see a few items that require our attention. Please print these directions and then proceed with the following steps in order.First we need to remove some services.Part 1Click Start>Run, type services.msc into the Open editbox and click the Ok button.Locate the WebSeach Toolbar support NT service service and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog.Click the Stop button.In the Startup type dropdown select Disabled.Click the Apply button and then the Ok button.Repeat the above steps for the WinTools for IE service service.Close the Services windowPart 2Click Start>Run, type cmd into the Open editbox and click the Ok button.Copy/paste each line below into the Command Prompt window and press the Enter key after line:sc delete TBPSSvc
sc delete WinToolsSvcClose the Command Prompt windowStep #1Launch Notepad, and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into the new document. Save it to your desktop as smitfix.reg :REGEDIT4[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]"NoDispAppearancePage"=-"Wallpaper"=-"WallpaperStyle"=-"NoDispBackgroundPage"=-[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]"NoActiveDesktopChanges"=-[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]"Wallpaper"=-"WallpaperStyle"=-[HKEY... Read more

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I'm using IE v5.5, Windows 95 and my search function seems to have been taken over by a search engine I'd never seen before. Instead of searching using the Search Assistant and previewing results from all selected search engines in the side preview pane; I just get results from one site (ixquick).

Can anyone help me get rid of ixquick and return to the regular function?


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I just noticed this the other day since I never actually
click on the searc button on my web browser (im a google)..

Anyhow, it used to come up with a microsoft search page..

But I recently noticed it came up with a SEARCHGATEWAY Page
which is clearly some spam search engiene thing (it almost
looks like those damn pages that show up when you
mistype in a web address (leave a letter out)..

ANyway, I was wondering how to change this back, or remove this software.

Anybody know a good place to start?

A:Internet Explorer Search bar hijacked?

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I had this registry fix, but have just changed machines and can't find it.

I want to not be refreshed to a new search page if I incorrectly enter a url. What is the fix to just get a whoops, so you can just change the address instead of retyping it over again?


A:Don't refresh to search if incorrect url - Internet Explorer

I would advise you to use IE only for Windows updates.
Otherwise install the Firefx browser and use that www.getfirefox.com

Never heard of a fix like that, I'm afraid.

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My default browser is Google Chrome, but sometimes I have to use Explorer for business, however it seems to have been hijacked by something called Global Search. As soon as the browser opens it wants me to save something to my computer, which I didn't do, of course.

Note that this happens with the 32-bit version only. The 64-bit version seems okay.

Here's my DDS log:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Tomi at 16:57:44 on 2011-11-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1250.385.1033.18.3063.2031 [GMT 1:00]
AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0 *Enabled/Updated* {CB0F8167-5331-BA19-698E-64816B6801A5}
SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0 *Enabled/Updated* {706E6083-750B-B597-533E-5FF310EF4B18}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Global Search hijacker - Internet Explorer


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Hi Forum!

This could be an insideous problem for many pc users.

After installing Daemon Tools for mounting certain cue-images; a specific application seems to have hijacked the generic IE7 web search capability.

Whenever I try to USE IE7 to access certain searches or sites, this daemon search pops up and prints that no search results could be found.

This is a serious problem, as some web access; say a licence for media streaming in my case; REQUIRE IE7 to download certain licences. So I cannot access servers, which require a functioning IE7 mode.

I have tried everything uninstalling Daemon Tools and running spybot s&d. IT did correctly identify this and deleted it; BUT it is still there and rerunning spybot and kaspersky and ad-alert etc; all fail to detect this hideous infiltration. It had to do with whenUsearch and Advantage something which is associated with daemon tools. I deleted all of those with cc-cleaner and the firewall blocks.
I have also uninstalled and reinstalled IE7 a number of times. But every time the search window on the right hand top says "Daemon Search".

Firefox search correctly displays Google search in that window and there are no problems using firefox otherwise. But I cannot use firefox to access my licencing site.

So it might be a registry or start up problem. No viruses have ever been found by windows One Care, Kaspersky or Spybot.

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A:Daemon Search hijacks Internet Explorer 7


DAEMON Tools still shows up in your add/remove programs. Please try uninstalling the software using Windows Add/Remove Programs.

Click > Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs and uninstall the following program:



Please let me know if you have trouble uninstalling it from Add/Remove Programs.

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Greetings. I'm new to this, but here I go. I've been getting a pop-up when I go on the internet. It says, "A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting for Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has reset this setting to your original search provider, LiveSearch(search. live.com). Internet Explorer will open Search Settings, where you can change this setting or install more search providers."
This started when I started using Vuze. I thought that the Vuze program was the corrupting program. This didn't bother me too much until I got the XP Antivirus 2010. After running Spybot S&D, Avast! 5 scans and Antimalware I think the infection is resolved.
Now the home page won't download. Vuze search won't work and Windows XP search doesn't work nor can I open System Restore.
I'm using Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002, Service Pack 3, Dell Dimension 4700, Pentium 4 CPU.
I've uninstalled Vuze after the infection and reinstalled it and still have the search problems. Any help will greatly be appreciated.


Hi Kowski55. Welcome to BC! You've come to the right place. Just be patient because the pro's here are all volunteer and, being one of the best sources on the web for help, they're constantly swamped. But, I promise you it is worth the wait.In the mean time, maybe this will help better define your problem. I'm guessing your error message looks like this:The default search provider mentioned in the error message could also be "Bing". In either case, the search provider mentioned will be from our wonderfully arrogant big brother, Microsoft. Just another attempt at forcing us to use their bloated, sluggish products.Then, when you click on the "OK" button (or the red "X" in an attempt to ignore it), you get this next box:With this screen you have the option of adding more search providers, such as Google, and setting them as your default search provider. If you've tried this, you have already found that the next time you open IE, you get to go back through the same exercise in futility and the default selection you made has been ignored. You'll also notice on this screen that you can delete any search provider in the list EXCEPT the Microsoft search provider (Bing or Live Search).If you do a Google search for this error, such as "corrupted default search provider settings", you will find thousands of places to get instructions on how to correct the issue. But BEWARE!! Most of the suggestions ... Read more

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When I perform a Google search using Internet Explorer, my search is redirected. I think I am redirected to random websites, but as a sample I've inlcuded some below.


If I perform a Google search using an Opera browser, I am not redirected.
If I perform a Yahoo search in Internet Explorer, I am not redirected.

Below is my DDS file. I have attached my Attach file and a hijackthis file.

I've run Malwarebytes, AdAware, and Spybot. It did not help.

Thanks for the help,

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Andrew at 20:26:13.58 on Tue 02/10/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1525.833 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:My google search is being re-directed in internet explorer

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instruc... Read more

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Hi all

I have two pc's at work who are displaying this problem. I can access our intranet homepage and internal links but if I try going to any other website (www.google.com) I get the error message:

"Internet Explorer could not open the search page"

Things I've tried:

Checked DNS settings, all ok.
Ran spybot BUT I could not update it. It said no newer updates but I know there are. Same for adaware.

Ran CWShredder. It said the systems were clean.

Ran qhosts fix tool as I thought it might be a virus.
Ran winsock repair utility and rebooted.

Still same problem!

One user has Windows 2000 and the other Win XP Pro.
Any ideas??


ps: Here is a hijack this logfile. Note: these pc's are on domains.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:07:41, on 07/09/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\CfgWzSvc.exe
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A:Internet Explorer could not open the search page

Removed and reinstalled our anti virus software.

All ok now!


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hey ive done those things uve told the other ppl in their posts (go and get the hijack program...run the program.. save the log..and now im going to show u).. i have this annoying search page that pops up in place of some sites and pops up after a site.. IE.. i go to ebay.com.. ebay.com pops up for a quik second.. then the search.searchenhancement.com page pops up saying there is no results for your search.. we all know there is an ebay.com!.. i simply press "back" to go back to the page.. but i have to press "Stop" quikly, to stay on ebay.com..or if i go to a page.. then search.searchenhancement.com page shows agin..and it takes the place of that site i want go to to.. and i cant simply press back and stop..here is my saved log from the Hijack program..

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
Scan saved at 6:16:45 PM, on 8/7/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Creative Diagnostics 2.0\DIAGENT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:an annoying search page on mai internet explorer

Go to this site and download this program. First check for updates and then run "fix problems" and check all in red and run fix.

Stay on this thread and someone will advise you on your Hijack

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When I search in Google or Yahoo using Internet Explorer, the links that are listed go to different websites then intended and don't appear to have any particular pattern. I have used every AV/AS program I can find, including all the ones I could find mentioned on this website (the only thing they ever find is a few tracking cookies), along with checking proxy settings, the hosts file, and even completely uninstalling internet explorer 8 then reinstalling 9. This is a Windows 7 Home Premium computer. Here is the hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:54:41 AM, on 3/27/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\USB Disk Win98 Driver\Res.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
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Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us1.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!doing so will only at best cause you unneeded worry as it finds our backups and may even list our toolsand at worst can cause conficts with our tools and lead to unforseen things to happen2.Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.besides the time it takes me to open the reports it makes it harder to find something if I need to go back to do more research and putting them in code boxes just makes them so hard to read3. After each step give me a little feedback It does not need to be long but just something so I know how things are going it can be something likeI am still getting redirected The computer is running as it shouldDon't put things like - it is the same as before or still the same this just makes me go back and look for you last feedback as to how things are4. read every post completely before doing anythingPay special attention to the Notes** I have put inThese are things I have found that happen allot and can be taken care of easily just by reading the Notes**Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Ba... Read more

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