Hotbar issue...

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mary, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Mary

    Mary Guest

    OK-forgive me now. I had Hotbar for many years and then, I got SpyBot and it
    pretty much removed everything, except the Hbexe & Hbsrv (my firewall asks
    for permission everytime I boot up my PC-it asks to leave it 'as is' or deny
    access). I have searched for the file and even through all my exe files and
    I cannot find it. Now what? I don't like leaving anything behind on my
    PC-any trash and the like.
    Thanks in Advance for any help.
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    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
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  2. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    Hotbar uninstall
    http://www.hotbar.com/help/uninstall.htm
    http://www.hotbar.com/downloads/HbUninst.exe


    Download, update and use *all* of the following:

    Spybot Search & Destroy
    http://spybot.eon.net.au/
    http://www.safer-networking.org/
    http://spybot.safer-networking.de/
    SpyBot S&D guide
    http://www.chem.wisc.edu/~network/spybot/

    Ad-Aware
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
    http://www.lavasoft.nu/

    Spyware Blaster
    http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareblaster.html
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    http://www.net-integration.net/tools/spywareblaster.html

    CWShredder (CoolWebSearch remover)
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip


    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 20:24:28 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >OK-forgive me now. I had Hotbar for many years and then, I got SpyBot and it
    >pretty much removed everything, except the Hbexe & Hbsrv (my firewall asks
    >for permission everytime I boot up my PC-it asks to leave it 'as is' or deny
    >access). I have searched for the file and even through all my exe files and
    >I cannot find it. Now what? I don't like leaving anything behind on my
    >PC-any trash and the like.
    >Thanks in Advance for any help.
    >--
    >Mary


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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  3. Mary

    Mary Guest

    Again Mike-thanks & I appreciate all your knowledge & help. What would we
    all do without you? Just wish that freak impostor would piss off! He must've
    fried out his PC or something. Either way-glad he's not around...hate it
    when he is. Gets confusing then.
    --
    Mary

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:40790970.6654359@localhost...
    > Hotbar uninstall
    > http://www.hotbar.com/help/uninstall.htm
    > http://www.hotbar.com/downloads/HbUninst.exe
    >
    >
    > Download, update and use *all* of the following:
    >
    > Spybot Search & Destroy
    > http://spybot.eon.net.au/
    > http://www.safer-networking.org/
    > http://spybot.safer-networking.de/
    > SpyBot S&D guide
    > http://www.chem.wisc.edu/~network/spybot/
    >
    > Ad-Aware
    > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
    > http://www.lavasoft.nu/
    >
    > Spyware Blaster
    > http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareblaster.html
    > http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    > http://www.net-integration.net/tools/spywareblaster.html
    >
    > CWShredder (CoolWebSearch remover)
    > http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html
    > http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip
    >
    >
    > On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 20:24:28 -0500, in
    > <>
    > Mary scrawled:
    >
    > >OK-forgive me now. I had Hotbar for many years and then, I got SpyBot and

    it
    > >pretty much removed everything, except the Hbexe & Hbsrv (my firewall

    asks
    > >for permission everytime I boot up my PC-it asks to leave it 'as is' or

    deny
    > >access). I have searched for the file and even through all my exe files

    and
    > >I cannot find it. Now what? I don't like leaving anything behind on my
    > >PC-any trash and the like.
    > >Thanks in Advance for any help.
    > >--
    > >Mary

    >
    > --
    > Basic computer maintenance
    > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
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  4. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    You're welcome. As to the freak, it's easy to killfile
    him now that I'm using a real email address. If he
    shows his face again, just killfile him on his email
    address, because he CANNOT use mine. The
    last one he used was very similar to mine, but
    with one extra "p" added.

    Imposter's address:

    [Note to all: Replies to my address are automatically
    binned -- Please keep relies in the group]

    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 20:50:08 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >Again Mike-thanks & I appreciate all your knowledge & help.
    >What would we all do without you? Just wish that freak impostor
    >would piss off! He must've fried out his PC or something. Either
    >way-glad he's not around...hate it when he is. Gets confusing then.
    >
    >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    >news:40790970.6654359@localhost...
    >> Hotbar uninstall
    >> http://www.hotbar.com/help/uninstall.htm
    >> http://www.hotbar.com/downloads/HbUninst.exe
    >>


    <snip>


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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  5. Mary

    Mary Guest

    OK-think I rid myself of that issue. Now, Mother, can I have another? LOL
    Sorry-I just tend to use more humor when frustrated. Anyhow-how would I stop
    my IE browser from opening to my ISP's homepage everytime I connect? I am
    sick of it! LOL Cheers Mike-for your patience with us impatients.
    (and-another thanks)
    --
    Mary

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:40790970.6654359@localhost...
    > Hotbar uninstall
    > http://www.hotbar.com/help/uninstall.htm
    > http://www.hotbar.com/downloads/HbUninst.exe
    >
    > <snip>
    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
    #5
  6. Mary

    Mary Guest

    Ack-just ignore the twit...and the twits like him. Just don't reply-at least
    try not to!!! Sometimes, it's hard to grin & bear it. But for what it's
    worth-what us pee-ons learn here is invaluable. Pee-on? Is that correct?
    Let's see what spell checker says...LOL
    --
    Mary

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:40800ddf.7788562@localhost...
    > You're welcome. As to the freak, it's easy to killfile
    > him now that I'm using a real email address. If he
    > shows his face again, just killfile him on his email
    > address, because he CANNOT use mine. The
    > last one he used was very similar to mine, but
    > with one extra "p" added.
    >
    > Imposter's address:
    >
    > [Note to all: Replies to my address are automatically
    > binned -- Please keep relies in the group]
    > <snip>
    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
    #6
  7. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    Tools / Internet Options / General tab.
    In the 'Home Page' address box, type:

    about:blank

    Then press 'Apply / OK'.

    Another way to do it, is to right click on the IE shortcut,
    select 'Properties' and after "iexplore.exe" type one space
    and then -nohome, so it looks like:

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome


    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 21:22:17 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >OK-think I rid myself of that issue. Now, Mother, can I have another? LOL
    >Sorry-I just tend to use more humor when frustrated. Anyhow-how would I stop
    >my IE browser from opening to my ISP's homepage everytime I connect? I am
    >sick of it! LOL Cheers Mike-for your patience with us impatients.
    >(and-another thanks)


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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  8. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    I normally do, but morons like him deserved to NOT
    be seen at all -- they crave attention, *any* attention.

    The word you're looking for is "peon". :)


    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 21:24:59 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >Ack-just ignore the twit...and the twits like him. Just don't reply-at least
    >try not to!!! Sometimes, it's hard to grin & bear it. But for what it's
    >worth-what us pee-ons learn here is invaluable. Pee-on? Is that correct?
    >Let's see what spell checker says...LOL


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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  9. Mary

    Mary Guest

    That would then give me a blank homepage-I understand that. Maybe I wasn't
    clear enough. As soon as I am connected to the Internet, my IE automatically
    pops up and connects to the ISP's homepage. That better? Hm. I don't know
    how else to explain it. I've have several different ISP's and this is the
    1st one that's ever done this-and it's annoying! Or will your 2nd set of
    directions stop this? Thanks again.
    --
    Mary

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:4073162b.9913109@localhost...
    > Tools / Internet Options / General tab.
    > In the 'Home Page' address box, type:
    >
    > about:blank
    >
    > Then press 'Apply / OK'.
    >
    > Another way to do it, is to right click on the IE shortcut,
    > select 'Properties' and after "iexplore.exe" type one space
    > and then -nohome, so it looks like:
    >
    > "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
    > <snip>
    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
    #9
  10. Mary

    Mary Guest

    Oh PEON...LOL Figures, one to many P's. Are you 16 y.o. and still living at
    home? Or are you the kid with the pocket protector from the 8th grade? I
    knew I should've paid more attention!!! Not making fun of you-making fun of
    ME-I am 32 and kids these days seems to know so much. Knowing my luck, a
    Brainiac like you is probably one of them! Thanks again-glad I have someone
    to turn to-so then, I can help my mother & sister out-and around here-ok,
    this is bad, I am known as "Tech Support" for them. I don't know what I'd do
    if I knew more.
    --
    Mary

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:407416ff.10124640@localhost...
    > I normally do, but morons like him deserved to NOT
    > be seen at all -- they crave attention, *any* attention.
    >
    > The word you're looking for is "peon". :)
    > <snipped>
    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
    #10
  11. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    Do you have ISP software installed? It may be
    that that's directing you to your ISP's home page.
    The answer is to scrap your ISP's software and
    set up your own connectoids. Are you on
    dial-up? What operating system?


    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 22:18:29 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >That would then give me a blank homepage-I understand that. Maybe I wasn't
    >clear enough. As soon as I am connected to the Internet, my IE automatically
    >pops up and connects to the ISP's homepage. That better? Hm. I don't know
    >how else to explain it. I've have several different ISP's and this is the
    >1st one that's ever done this-and it's annoying! Or will your 2nd set of
    >directions stop this? Thanks again.


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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  12. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    LOL! As it happens, you are my junior. :)


    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 22:24:20 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >Oh PEON...LOL Figures, one to many P's. Are you 16 y.o. and still living at
    >home? Or are you the kid with the pocket protector from the 8th grade? I
    >knew I should've paid more attention!!! Not making fun of you-making fun of
    >ME-I am 32 and kids these days seems to know so much. Knowing my luck, a
    >Brainiac like you is probably one of them! Thanks again-glad I have someone
    >to turn to-so then, I can help my mother & sister out-and around here-ok,
    >this is bad, I am known as "Tech Support" for them. I don't know what I'd do
    >if I knew more.


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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  13. Mary

    Mary Guest

    Yes. Highstream. I am not confident enough to set up my own connection (I
    don't think?!). Also, they include an accelerator that I like. WinXP Pro
    here. Dial-up, yes. I had a different ISP that I couldn't use the normal
    dial-up connection, I had to use their software (and the access numbers for
    my new ISP are the same ones as the old ISP). Maybe I should try it once.
    Never know. Connectoids? Just noticed that...explain, please. LOL
    --
    Mary

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:40792806.14483781@localhost...
    > Do you have ISP software installed? It may be
    > that that's directing you to your ISP's home page.
    > The answer is to scrap your ISP's software and
    > set up your own connectoids. Are you on
    > dial-up? What operating system?

    <snip>
    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
    #13
  14. Mary

    Mary Guest

    So, guess that makes ME the peon? LOL Glad to see you also have a good sense
    of humor. Good trait ;) And now, I am thinking 'Gosh, wait until those
    smelly trolls get their grips on this convo". Phooey.
    --
    Mary

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:4078279b.14376781@localhost...
    > LOL! As it happens, you are my junior. :)
    > <snip>
    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
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  15. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    FWIW, internet accelerators do not work. Some gains
    can be had by tweaking your system, but they are
    slight, and the claims by companies that sell these
    "accelerators" are pure fantasy.

    DUNS Connectoids
    http://www.modemsite.com/56k/connectoid.asp
    "What's a Connectoid: The icon, and associated properties in
    Windows' Dial-up Networking (DUNS) is a connectoid."


    HOW TO: Configure a Connection to the Internet in
    Windows XP Professional
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305549


    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 22:59:12 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >Yes. Highstream. I am not confident enough to set up my own connection (I
    >don't think?!). Also, they include an accelerator that I like. WinXP Pro
    >here. Dial-up, yes. I had a different ISP that I couldn't use the normal
    >dial-up connection, I had to use their software (and the access numbers for
    >my new ISP are the same ones as the old ISP). Maybe I should try it once.
    >Never know. Connectoids? Just noticed that...explain, please. LOL


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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  16. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    Somebody's going to come along and say "get a room",
    you watch....


    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 23:00:46 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >So, guess that makes ME the peon? LOL Glad to see you also have a good sense
    >of humor. Good trait ;) And now, I am thinking 'Gosh, wait until those
    >smelly trolls get their grips on this convo". Phooey.


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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  17. Mary

    Mary Guest

    OK-I actually got it to work! Now, I need to have fun uninstalling all their
    'junk'. Also-I have tried surfing with & without an accelerator. It does
    seem to be faster (the webpages are cached, I guess, to speed things up).
    Again-THANKS!
    --
    Mary

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:407c2cc3.15696562@localhost...
    > FWIW, internet accelerators do not work. Some gains
    > can be had by tweaking your system, but they are
    > slight, and the claims by companies that sell these
    > "accelerators" are pure fantasy.
    >
    > DUNS Connectoids
    > http://www.modemsite.com/56k/connectoid.asp
    > "What's a Connectoid: The icon, and associated properties in
    > Windows' Dial-up Networking (DUNS) is a connectoid."
    >
    >
    > HOW TO: Configure a Connection to the Internet in
    > Windows XP Professional
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305549
    >
    > <snip>
    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
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  18. Mary

    Mary Guest

    Hm, alt.room.sex ? LMAO I am watching & LMAO already! Let 'em, I am very
    much enjoying your company and not all business conversation. Got to be
    real, IMHO. Also-I am trying to treat you as a PERSON, not a techie robot :)
    --
    Mary

    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:407d2e5c.16105859@localhost...
    > Somebody's going to come along and say "get a room",
    > you watch....
    > <snip>
    Mary, Apr 6, 2004
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  19. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    Every time you view a web page it is cached on
    your own hard drive. A cache can't be classed
    as an accelerator; try downloading a large file
    with and without an accelerator. You will see
    no difference whatsoever.


    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 23:21:09 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >Also-I have tried surfing with & without an accelerator.
    >It does seem to be faster (the webpages are cached, I
    >guess, to speed things up).


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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  20. Mary

    °Mike° Guest

    alt.room.hot.steamy.rampaging.sex ought to do it. :)

    Hmmm! Treating me *not* as a robot, eh? I'm afraid I've
    got some bad news for you:

    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=b2p7m9$1er049$

    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=Xns9420D8630EA32Bcx25Yti54oP@216.196.97.132

    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=


    On Mon, 5 Apr 2004 23:23:20 -0500, in
    <>
    Mary scrawled:

    >Hm, alt.room.sex ? LMAO I am watching & LMAO already! Let 'em, I am very
    >much enjoying your company and not all business conversation. Got to be
    >real, IMHO. Also-I am trying to treat you as a PERSON, not a techie robot :)


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    °Mike°, Apr 6, 2004
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