IE Plugin Desktop Toolbar

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by tigercat, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. tigercat

    tigercat Guest

    is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and always
    starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and ad-aware, but neither
    helped.

    any ideas are greatly appreciated.

    happy new year!
    tigercat, Jan 8, 2005
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  2. tigercat

    dadiOH Guest

    tigercat wrote:
    > is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and
    > always starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and
    > ad-aware, but neither helped.
    >
    > any ideas are greatly appreciated.


    Tried looking in add/remove programs?

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    dadiOH, Jan 8, 2005
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  3. tigercat

    tigercat Guest

    yup, not listed there. it's an enigma wrapped in a puzzle!


    "dadiOH" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > tigercat wrote:
    >> is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and
    >> always starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and
    >> ad-aware, but neither helped.
    >>
    >> any ideas are greatly appreciated.

    >
    > Tried looking in add/remove programs?
    >
    > --
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.05...
    > ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >
    >
    tigercat, Jan 8, 2005
    #3
  4. tigercat

    Toolman Tim Guest

    "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    | is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and always
    | starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and ad-aware, but
    neither
    | helped.
    |
    | any ideas are greatly appreciated.
    |
    | happy new year!
    |
    IE? Taskbar? You can't have both...which is it? Is it a toolbar in IE, or is
    it a toolbar on your taskbar?

    If it's on your taskbar at the bottom of the screen, you turn it off by
    right-clicking on a blank space of the taskbar, then click Toolbars, and
    remove the checkmark from in front of Desktop.

    If it's in IE, do the same - right-click in a blank area of the toolbar, and
    turn off any toolbars you don't want.
    Toolman Tim, Jan 8, 2005
    #4
  5. I don't know if this is going to help you, but it's worth a shot.
    In IE, go to tools, options and click on the Programs tab. Click on the
    "Manage Add-ons..." button. Perhaps you can find the culprit on the list in
    there and disable it... ???
    PJ

    "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > yup, not listed there. it's an enigma wrapped in a puzzle!
    >
    >
    > "dadiOH" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> tigercat wrote:
    >>> is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and
    >>> always starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and
    >>> ad-aware, but neither helped.
    >>>
    >>> any ideas are greatly appreciated.

    >>
    >> Tried looking in add/remove programs?
    >>
    >> --
    >> dadiOH
    >> ____________________________
    >>
    >> dadiOH's dandies v3.05...
    >> ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    >> LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    >> Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    The Black Laced One, Jan 8, 2005
    #5
  6. tigercat

    tigercat Guest

    thanks, that was a good idea, but it wasn't there.

    :)


    "The Black Laced One" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > I don't know if this is going to help you, but it's worth a shot.
    > In IE, go to tools, options and click on the Programs tab. Click on the
    > "Manage Add-ons..." button. Perhaps you can find the culprit on the list
    > in there and disable it... ???
    > PJ
    >
    > "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> yup, not listed there. it's an enigma wrapped in a puzzle!
    >>
    >>
    >> "dadiOH" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> tigercat wrote:
    >>>> is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and
    >>>> always starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and
    >>>> ad-aware, but neither helped.
    >>>>
    >>>> any ideas are greatly appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> Tried looking in add/remove programs?
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> dadiOH
    >>> ____________________________
    >>>
    >>> dadiOH's dandies v3.05...
    >>> ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    >>> LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    >>> Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    tigercat, Jan 8, 2005
    #6
  7. tigercat

    tigercat Guest

    the program is called "IE Plugin Desktop Toolbar" and it resides only on the
    taskbar. the right-click options do not prevent it from restarting. it's a
    real bitch to get rid of, and i don't even recall how it got installed to
    begin with.


    "Toolman Tim" <> wrote in message
    news:bBYDd.53417$...
    >
    > "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > | is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and always
    > | starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and ad-aware, but
    > neither
    > | helped.
    > |
    > | any ideas are greatly appreciated.
    > |
    > | happy new year!
    > |
    > IE? Taskbar? You can't have both...which is it? Is it a toolbar in IE, or
    > is
    > it a toolbar on your taskbar?
    >
    > If it's on your taskbar at the bottom of the screen, you turn it off by
    > right-clicking on a blank space of the taskbar, then click Toolbars, and
    > remove the checkmark from in front of Desktop.
    >
    > If it's in IE, do the same - right-click in a blank area of the toolbar,
    > and
    > turn off any toolbars you don't want.
    >
    >
    tigercat, Jan 8, 2005
    #7
  8. tigercat

    tigercat Guest

    Ok, I found a site with a link to uninstall the IE Plugin Desktop Toolbar.
    Eventhough this site indicates the removal tool doesn't work, it seems to
    have worked for me. I've rebooted several times and done some browsing and
    it hasn't returned.

    Below is the link to the webiste which was helpful and contains a lot of
    information as well as a link to the uninstall site.

    Thanks for your help and suggestions!

    ======================================

    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/ieplugin.htm


    http://www.ieplugin.com/uninstall2.html



    Last updated 08/01/2005
    Copyright © 1999 - 2004, Sandra Hardmeier, All Rights Reserved Worldwide

    Spyware Home Page

    My curiosity was first aroused after discovering that
    http://security.kolla.de/kbase.php?lang=en&sbi=spybots&kbase=ieplugin no
    longer exists and that http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/IEPlugin.html has
    had all information removed while a "legal response to its [ieplugin's]
    manufacturers" is worked out [there's nothing like a hint of mystery to get
    the blood moving].



    9 January 2005



    I didn't think things could get worse than my initial experience, but they
    did. A year ago, Intelligent Explorer included a lot of spyware, BUT the
    spyware was removable and did not automatically reinstall, like it does now
    (see below).



    Just like last time, I downloaded Intelligent Explorer from
    www.ieplugin.com. My notes follow.


    Spyware, crapware, malware detected by Adaware (over 11 megabytes):

    180Solutions(TAC index:8):49 total references
    BargainBuddy(TAC index:8):252 total references
    ClipGenie(TAC index:4):1 total references
    DownloadWare(TAC index:8):7 total references
    ImIServer IEPlugin(TAC index:5):73 total references
    MRU List(TAC index:0):60 total references
    NetworkEssentials(TAC index:7):58 total references
    Other(TAC index:5):35 total references
    Possible Browser Hijack attempt(TAC index:3):103 total references
    Rads01.Quadrogram(TAC index:6):1 total references
    Roings(TAC index:5):1 total references
    SahAgent(TAC index:9):20 total references
    SCBAR(TAC index:3):55 total references
    Search Relevancy(TAC index:5):14 total references
    SurfSideKickBHO(TAC index:7):1 total references
    WindUpdates(TAC index:8):2 total references
    Winpup32(TAC index:6):1 total references

    Control Panel (add/remove programs) listings and uninstallation behaviour:

    IEPLUGIN - no add/remove program listing - used automatic uninstallation at
    www.ieplugin.com

    BMSE dbl (0.82 MB) (are you sure window) reappeared on reboot.

    IEC System (0.82 MB) (are you sure window) reappeared on reboot.

    SE Assistant (0.82 MB) (are you sure window) reappeared on reboot.

    SE Help (0.82 MB) (are you sure window) reappeared on reboot.

    Search Assistant (0.82 MB) (are you sure window)

    Search Function (0.82 MB) (are you sure window) reappeared on reboot.

    IE Help (are you sure window) reappeared on reboot.

    Sidebar Search (0.82 MB) (are you sure window)

    DeskAd Service (0.11 MB) Multiple prompt windows; opened window to
    www.winupdates.com page advertising 'Adware Remover Gold', 'Email Spam
    Block' and Data Shredder Gold.

    Search Relevancy (0.25 MB). Uninstall wizard, 3 prompt window, confusing
    text, same advertising window as DeskAd Service, uninstall froze add/remove
    programs and control panel.

    CashBack by BargainBuddy [eXact Advertising) (0.33 MB) (uninstall wizard, 3
    prompt windows, confusing text) Accessed internet during uninstall.

    NaviSearch [eXact Advertising) (0.16 MB) Same uninstall wizard to Cashback
    by BargainBuddy. Accessed internet during uninstall.

    The BullsEye Network [eXact Advertising] (2.01 MB) same uninstall wizard,
    confusing text, survey window, accessed internet.

    DownloadWare (1.58 MB) (prompt window), Clipgenie survey window opened, new
    window diverted to www.vegasfrontier.com, prompt 'download our FREE SOFTWARE
    while surfing our site'. Prompt 'Click ok to download our free software
    while browsing the site and take advantage of our Spectacular $225 bonus
    (Dragon Rouge Casino pop up window), uninstall froze. Froze entire
    add/remove control panel.

    Recommended Hotfix - 421701D (1.05 MB) prompt window 'This will change your
    current browsing functions. Are you sure you wish to continue? Accessed
    internet during removal.

    Uninstall 180searchAssistant (connected to internet during uninstall), popup
    uninstall window.

    Additional cleanup steps
    Used Giant to restore all IE default page settings. Nothing left in control
    panel. Desktop Toolbar icon on desktop (damaged spyware install) remains.
    Deleted manually.

    Rebooted


    Tests after reboot

    SearchEnhancement tried to reinstall (blocked using Giant Antispyware)

    Numerous attempts to change search engine settings from IE defaults captured
    (blocked using Giant Antispyware)

    The following entries had reappeared in Control Panel (Add/Remove Programs):

    BMSE dbl
    IE Help
    IEC System
    SE Assistant
    SE Help
    Search Function

    Crapware favorites had not been removed.

    Parasite detection script (http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/parasite.htm)
    detected Transponder/BTGrab and ShopAtHomeSelect.

    *****************************

    Time to pull out the big guns
    *****************************
    Before the uninstall processes listed above Adaware detected 4 processes, 7
    modules, 116 registry keys, 332 registry values, 222 files and 24 folders:

    After attempted uninstalls above Adaware scans detects 1 process, 54
    registry keys, 101 registry values, 88 files and 7 folders:

    180Solutions(TAC index:8):4 total references
    BargainBuddy(TAC index:8):47 total references
    BookedSpace(TAC index:10):12 total references
    ClipGenie(TAC index:4):1 total references
    DownloadWare(TAC index:8):5 total references
    ImIServer IEPlugin(TAC index:5):46 total references
    MRU List(TAC index:0):60 total references
    NetworkEssentials(TAC index:7):21 total references
    Other(TAC index:5):13 total references
    Rads01.Quadrogram(TAC index:6):1 total references
    SahAgent(TAC index:9):20 total references
    SCBAR(TAC index:3):39 total references
    SurfSideKickBHO(TAC index:7):1 total references
    Tracking Cookie(TAC index:3):32 total references
    Winpup32(TAC index:6):1 total references

    It took a combination of AdAware, HijackThis, CWShredder, Giant Antispyware,
    unhack.def and manual removal to get rid (I hope) of the crapware. I also
    had to manually empty my 'temp' files in various directories. A lot of the
    spyware in question was installed to, and running from, temp file
    directories. Time will tell if I have (finally) been successful after 4
    hours of solid work.


    HISTORICAL INSTALLATION EXPERIENCE

    14 September 2003



    I installed "Intelligent Explorer" and downloaded it direct from
    http://www.ieplugin.com/. I ran various tests before and after the
    installation, and after 'automatic' removal as supplied at the same site,
    using several different products, including AdAware, HijackThis and BHOCop.



    Install seemed to take a long time, even with Broadband, but that's because
    the "percentage installed" area of the install page never shows a figure!!
    Pity those who sit there waiting for a 'completed' or 'installed
    successfully' notification.



    Installation:



    The files involved (that I know of) are systb.dll, winobject.dll, wupdt.exe,
    winserv.exe (accesses internet), lycos.exe (accesses internet), bargains.exe
    (accesses internet), sidesearch1211.dll, apuc.dll. A massive system
    slowdown caused by the installation of "Intelligent Explorer" left my
    computer virtually un-useable. This system is a Intel Pentium III 804 MHz
    with 384MB RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 - admittedly its not top of the
    range but it is certainly MORE than sufficient to run Outlook, FrontPage,
    Outlook Express and Internet Explorer at the same time - something that it
    was easily able to do before the install of "Intelligent Explorer" but which
    it was unable to do afterwards.



    Both monitors flashed constantly, seemingly trying to reduce all programmes
    to the taskbar and expose the desktop (I run a dual monitor system). No
    matter what programme I was working in at any given time, something in the
    background was constantly stealing focus - I'd be typing an email, and
    suddenly the cursor was gone; I'd be editing this page in FrontPage, and
    suddenly the cursor was gone; I'd be trying to use the right click context
    menu in IE, but it kept disappearing. I couldn't even copy a URL from the
    addressbar because IE couldn't keep focus long enough to highlight the
    address with the cursor. The massive slowdown is bad enough but at least
    with patience things eventually happen... this flashing between programmes
    makes the computer virtually impossible to use unless you have a LOT of
    patience and run only one programme at a time.



    New "Search" toolbar installed in the IE window.



    Something called "Intelligent Desktop" (aka Onscreen Portal) was installed
    on (of course) my desktop. It couldn't be moved but could be turned off (my
    computer went completely haywire after I closed it - my monitors and both
    desktops kept flashing, with a grey space where the "Intelligent Desktop"
    should be on the main monitor).



    Prompt window appeared titled "Add Item to Active Desktop" (which I don't
    even use) - this window was hidden for nearly all of my testing - text
    follows:

    You have chosen to make this channel available offline and add it to your
    Active Desktop Interface (yadayadayada) Url:
    http://active.ieplugin.com/active.cdf



    Lycos Sidepane shortcut on desktop (jeez, the monitor flashing is driving me
    up the WALL!! Forgive me if this analysis is not as detailed as it could
    be - I've GOT to get this cr*p off my system).



    Home page settings seem to be unaffected.



    The IE search pane took A VERY LONG TIME to open, but when it does the
    settings have been changed to a new search engine "IEPL".



    Here is a (cleaned up) HijackThis log.



    BHOCop detected (when I could finally get it to RUN, which took about 5
    minutes!!!):

    Intelligent Explorer plugin (systb.dll); Sidesearch BHO
    (sidesearch1211.dll); URL Catcher (apuc.dll).



    Doxdesk parasite checker detected (available at link on top of page which I
    was FINALLY able to open IE and access my site) - its BLOODY HARD to edit
    this web page when FrontPage keep losing focus every 5 seconds or so!!!). I
    quote:



    "Your browser appears to have the "BargainBuddy/Apuc" parasite installed.
    This software can present you with unwanted advertising and compromise your
    computer's security, and may invade your online privacy. It might have been
    installed without your knowledge. Information and removal instructions at
    (the system was flashing so badly I couldn't do a right click to copy the
    URL - had to copy type it - thank god for dual monitor systems)

    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/BargainBuddy.html"



    Add/Remove Programmes showed:



    Bargain Buddy

    Lycos Side Search



    REMOVAL:



    Removal instructions were originally at
    http://ww2.ieplugin.com/uninstall2.html. I have preserved those
    instructions, available HERE (if it were me, I'd stick to AdAware etc).



    Other removal instructions can be found at
    http://www.ieplugin.com/uninstall2.html (as you will see below, their
    "uninstall" was a waste of time!!!!)



    While we're on the subject of removal, you will see that 'manual' removal
    instructions are supplied at the above URL (preserved here), but you will
    also see that the instructions make no reference to the other files detected
    by AdAware and BHOCop - sidesearch1211.dll, apuc.dll, nor does it make any
    mention of bargains.exe or lycos.exe.



    I attempted removal as per the URL http://www.ieplugin.com/uninstall2.html -
    I used the "click here to use automatic uninstall" option, allowed the
    uninstaller to download, saw the 'successful' dialogue, clicked ok and
    rebooted.



    At first, IE would not work at all!!! That settled down though. A lot of
    stuff was NOT REMOVED. AdAware (jeez, what a mess it found) detected a
    stack of stuff even after I used the 'uninstaller' provided at the
    "Intelligent Explorer" website - it found 58 objects, 32 registry keys, 1
    process, 10 registry value, 12 files, 3 folders (again, this is AFTER
    running the uninstaller) - (only 2 keys existed before I installed
    "Intelligent Explorer" - one for Alexa (which is harmless, being the
    'related links' option native to Internet Explorer) and one for the Media
    Player playlist (which is not a problem) ).



    Lycos SidePane shortcut on desktop was still there.

    IE Toolbar was gone.

    Search engine was still hijacked.

    Pop-up windows were still happening.



    AdAware found references to BargainBuddy, lmlserver, lycos sidesearch,
    hotbar. I accepted the option to remove all the leftovers, and my computer
    froze after AdAware had finished its business (y'know what's scary? I'm a
    pro - gawd help those who aren't "computer savy").



    All the uninstall at http://www.ieplugin.com/uninstall2.html did was remove
    the search toolbar in IE. You will need to run AdAware to get rid of the
    junk left by the "uninstaller". Even though my system froze, AdAware has
    worked fine and cleaned up my system nicely EXCEPT for an active desktop
    synchronisation setting for the Intelligent Desktop "OnScreen Portal" which
    was not removed from Synchronisation Manager; it had to be removed manually.



    As a side note, check out the terms of service for "IE Plugin" (quotes taken
    from the page preserved here):



    "You grant to us the right, exercisable by us until you uninstall the
    Software or this agreement is otherwise terminated, to provide to you the
    Service of downloading and causing to be displayed advertising material on
    your computer, through 'pop-up' or other display while you use your browser.
    You acknowledge and agree that installation of the Software may
    automatically modify toolbars and other settings of your browser. By
    installing the Software you agree to such modifications." [Editorial: NOBODY
    get the uncontrolled right to "modify" stuff on MY computer]


    "2. MINORS AND CHILDREN. If you are thirteen years old or younger, you are
    prohibited from downloading, registering, or using the Service. If laws in
    your country prohibit you from entering into a valid and enforceable
    agreement with us because of your age - in many countries, because you are
    under eighteen years of age - you are prohibited from downloading,
    registering, or using the Service." [Editorial: I ask you, what sort of
    service is prohibited for those 13 and younger???]



    6. UPDATES. You grant IEPL permission to add/remove features and/or
    functions to the Software and/or Service, or to install new applications, at
    any time, in IEPL's sole discretion with or without your knowledge and/or
    interaction. You also grant IEPL permission to make any changes to the
    Software and/or Service provided at any time. [Editorial" Without my
    knowledge and/or interaction? Over my dead body]

    7. SERVER INTERACTION. You understand and accept that when the Software is
    installed, it periodically communicates with server(s) operated by IEPL
    and/or third party servers. [But not for long... your software is only on my
    system for 'testing' purposes].


    8. COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND YOUR PRIVACY CONSENT.
    You understand and grant IEPL permission to assign a unique software
    identify code to your copy of the Software. You also grant IEPL permission
    to collect and store information of your internet usage habit, including but
    not limited to information about every web page you view with the full
    Uniform Resource Locators, and the content of web page. You understand and
    accept that Uniform Resource Locators and the content of web pages you view
    may include your personally identifiable information. You grant IEPL
    permission to collect and store information on which toolbar buttons you
    click on, your response to advertising, the search terms you entered on the
    toolbar and/or all other information relates to your internet usage habit.
    IEPL may at times ask you for your personally identifiable information, such
    as name, address, email address, postal/zip code, and telephone number. You
    hereby grant IEPL permission to store such information in a separate
    database. You hereby grant IEPL permission to distribute your non personally
    identifiable information, to the extent permitted by law, to our partners,
    agents, and/or any third party in IEPL's sole discretion. IEPL does not
    currently enable users to access, review, edit, or delete information,
    including internet usage information, collected during use of the Service.
    By using the IEPL Software and/or Service you agree, to the extent permitted
    by law, to waive any constitutional, common law, statutory, or regulatory
    right of access to such information that you might otherwise have or
    acquire. If you have any further queries relating to our Privacy Policy, or
    you have a problem or complaint, please contact us by e-mailing us at
    . [Bye bye "Intelligent Explorer" - if anybody asks,
    I'll be telling them to avoid your software like the proverbial plague]





    ==========================================
    "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > the program is called "IE Plugin Desktop Toolbar" and it resides only on
    > the taskbar. the right-click options do not prevent it from restarting.
    > it's a real bitch to get rid of, and i don't even recall how it got
    > installed to begin with.
    >
    >
    > "Toolman Tim" <> wrote in message
    > news:bBYDd.53417$...
    >>
    >> "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> | is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and
    >> always
    >> | starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and ad-aware, but
    >> neither
    >> | helped.
    >> |
    >> | any ideas are greatly appreciated.
    >> |
    >> | happy new year!
    >> |
    >> IE? Taskbar? You can't have both...which is it? Is it a toolbar in IE, or
    >> is
    >> it a toolbar on your taskbar?
    >>
    >> If it's on your taskbar at the bottom of the screen, you turn it off by
    >> right-clicking on a blank space of the taskbar, then click Toolbars, and
    >> remove the checkmark from in front of Desktop.
    >>
    >> If it's in IE, do the same - right-click in a blank area of the toolbar,
    >> and
    >> turn off any toolbars you don't want.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    tigercat, Jan 9, 2005
    #8
  9. tigercat

    Toolman Tim Guest

    <<top posting error fixed>>

    | "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    | news:...
    | >
    | > "Toolman Tim" <> wrote in message
    | > news:bBYDd.53417$...
    | >>
    | >> "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    | >> news:...
    | >> | is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and
    | >> always
    | >> | starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and ad-aware, but
    | >> neither
    | >> | helped.
    | >> |
    | >> | any ideas are greatly appreciated.
    | >> |
    | >> | happy new year!
    | >> |
    | >> IE? Taskbar? You can't have both...which is it? Is it a toolbar in IE,
    or
    | >> is
    | >> it a toolbar on your taskbar?
    | >>
    | >> If it's on your taskbar at the bottom of the screen, you turn it off by
    | >> right-clicking on a blank space of the taskbar, then click Toolbars,
    and
    | >> remove the checkmark from in front of Desktop.
    | >>
    | >> If it's in IE, do the same - right-click in a blank area of the
    toolbar,
    | >> and
    | >> turn off any toolbars you don't want.
    | >>
    | >
    | >
    | > the program is called "IE Plugin Desktop Toolbar" and it resides only on
    | > the taskbar. the right-click options do not prevent it from restarting.
    | > it's a real bitch to get rid of, and i don't even recall how it got
    | > installed to begin with.
    | >
    "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    | Ok, I found a site with a link to uninstall the IE Plugin Desktop Toolbar.
    | Eventhough this site indicates the removal tool doesn't work, it seems to
    | have worked for me. I've rebooted several times and done some browsing
    and
    | it hasn't returned.
    |
    | Below is the link to the webiste which was helpful and contains a lot of
    | information as well as a link to the uninstall site.
    |
    | Thanks for your help and suggestions!
    |
    | ======================================
    |
    | http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/ieplugin.htm
    |
    |
    | http://www.ieplugin.com/uninstall2.html
    |

    <<SNIPPED>>

    Please don't include the entire text of a web page when you post here - the
    links you provided were sufficient.

    And if people are replying to the BOTTOM of your post, DON'T reply at the
    top. The whole thing gets all twisted and the 'conversation' (thread) is
    impossible to follow. The next person reading your question, is going to
    find the question in the middle, part of the discussion at the bottom, the
    answer at the top, or some other such nonsense.
    Toolman Tim, Jan 9, 2005
    #9
  10. tigercat

    tigercat Guest

    gee, for someone who was useless as all hell in solving my problem, you sure
    are full of advice now. i guess you're either a johnny come lately or a
    monday morning quaterback. thanks for nothing. you got the right handle
    for sure, cause you're certainly a TOOL.


    "Toolman Tim" <> wrote in message
    news:0Z_Dd.53447$...
    > <<top posting error fixed>>
    >
    > | "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    > | news:...
    > | >
    > | > "Toolman Tim" <> wrote in message
    > | > news:bBYDd.53417$...
    > | >>
    > | >> "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    > | >> news:...
    > | >> | is there anyway to get rid of this. it resides in my taskbar and
    > | >> always
    > | >> | starts up with windows. i've tried running spybot and ad-aware,
    > but
    > | >> neither
    > | >> | helped.
    > | >> |
    > | >> | any ideas are greatly appreciated.
    > | >> |
    > | >> | happy new year!
    > | >> |
    > | >> IE? Taskbar? You can't have both...which is it? Is it a toolbar in
    > IE,
    > or
    > | >> is
    > | >> it a toolbar on your taskbar?
    > | >>
    > | >> If it's on your taskbar at the bottom of the screen, you turn it off
    > by
    > | >> right-clicking on a blank space of the taskbar, then click Toolbars,
    > and
    > | >> remove the checkmark from in front of Desktop.
    > | >>
    > | >> If it's in IE, do the same - right-click in a blank area of the
    > toolbar,
    > | >> and
    > | >> turn off any toolbars you don't want.
    > | >>
    > | >
    > | >
    > | > the program is called "IE Plugin Desktop Toolbar" and it resides only
    > on
    > | > the taskbar. the right-click options do not prevent it from
    > restarting.
    > | > it's a real bitch to get rid of, and i don't even recall how it got
    > | > installed to begin with.
    > | >
    > "tigercat" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > | Ok, I found a site with a link to uninstall the IE Plugin Desktop
    > Toolbar.
    > | Eventhough this site indicates the removal tool doesn't work, it seems
    > to
    > | have worked for me. I've rebooted several times and done some browsing
    > and
    > | it hasn't returned.
    > |
    > | Below is the link to the webiste which was helpful and contains a lot of
    > | information as well as a link to the uninstall site.
    > |
    > | Thanks for your help and suggestions!
    > |
    > | ======================================
    > |
    > | http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/ieplugin.htm
    > |
    > |
    > | http://www.ieplugin.com/uninstall2.html
    > |
    >
    > <<SNIPPED>>
    >
    > Please don't include the entire text of a web page when you post here -
    > the
    > links you provided were sufficient.
    >
    > And if people are replying to the BOTTOM of your post, DON'T reply at the
    > top. The whole thing gets all twisted and the 'conversation' (thread) is
    > impossible to follow. The next person reading your question, is going to
    > find the question in the middle, part of the discussion at the bottom, the
    > answer at the top, or some other such nonsense.
    >
    >
    tigercat, Jan 9, 2005
    #10
  11. On Sat, 8 Jan 2005 20:05:48 -0500, "tigercat" <>
    wrote:

    >gee, for someone who was useless as all hell in solving my problem, you sure
    >are full of advice now. i guess you're either a johnny come lately or a
    >monday morning quaterback. thanks for nothing. you got the right handle
    >for sure, cause you're certainly a TOOL.


    The only reason for posting is to be read. If you're hard to read,
    you get ignored. He was just trying to be helpful.

    Swill

    --
    If electricity comes from electrons,
    does morality come from morons?
    Governor Swill, Jan 9, 2005
    #11
  12. On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 22:31:33 -0000, "Knotweed Streptosporangiaceae"
    <> wrote:

    >> Changing the word would only have
    >> given you unwarranted praise for your obvious lack of command of
    >> English.

    >
    >He's not going to fall for your trap <FBG>


    You call that a trap?

    Swill

    --
    If electricity comes from electrons,
    does morality come from morons?
    Governor Swill, Jan 10, 2005
    #12
  13. On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 00:09:30 -0000, "Knotweed Streptosporangiaceae"
    <> wrote:

    >>>> Arsehole.
    >>>
    >>> Now, had you said asshole, I'd have known you wouldn't
    >>> have meant it.

    >>
    >> Asshole.

    >
    >I know you mean well, but it's true, it' 'snot' what you
    >say, it's the way that you says it.


    Arsehole.

    Swill

    --
    If electricity comes from electrons,
    does morality come from morons?
    Governor Swill, Jan 10, 2005
    #13
  14. Governor Swill wrote:

    > I managed to pluck up the courage to repeat what was posted before.


    Nothing more was expected of you.
    Kickmuck Scrotox, Jan 10, 2005
    #14
  15. Governor Swill wrote:
    > On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 22:31:33 -0000, "Knotweed Streptosporangiaceae"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>> Changing the word would only have
    >>> given you unwarranted praise for your obvious lack of command of
    >>> English.

    >>
    >> He's not going to fall for your trap <FBG>

    >
    > You call that a trap?


    Had you not snipped virtually everything in sight, I might
    have given you the benefit of the doubt in thinking that
    indeed there was a trap set just for your benefit.

    But even you must admit, in your attempt to give the
    impression you believe there to be a trap on the back of
    it already having been stated, you could not bring
    yourself to leave in the hair-trigger text you now believed
    to be a trap. One can only conclude that your action
    displayed is simply you flopping and flailing to the rhythm
    of autosuggestion.
    Kickmuck Scrotox, Jan 10, 2005
    #15
  16. On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 10:21:17 -0000, "Kickmuck Scrotox" <K@~K~.op>
    wrote:

    >Governor Swill wrote:
    >
    >> I managed to pluck up the courage to repeat what was posted before.

    >
    >Nothing more was expected of you.
    >
    >


    I didn't write that.

    Swill

    --
    If electricity comes from electrons,
    does morality come from morons?
    Governor Swill, Jan 10, 2005
    #16
  17. Governor Swill wrote:
    > On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 10:21:17 -0000, "Kickmuck Scrotox" <K@~K~.op>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Governor Swill wrote:
    >>
    >>> I managed to pluck up the courage to repeat what was posted before.

    >>
    >> Nothing more was expected of you.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I didn't write that.


    No, I did, in repsonse to your post. **** you're dense.

    See...

    You posted:
    "I managed to pluck up the courage to repeat what was posted before."
    I replied:
    "Nothing more was expected of you."
    Kickmuck Scrotox, Jan 10, 2005
    #17
  18. On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 20:19:27 -0000, "Kickmuck Scrotox" <KAK@A~K~A.CUK>
    wrote:

    >You posted:
    >"I managed to pluck up the courage to repeat what was posted before."


    No, I didn't.

    *plonk*

    Swill

    --
    If electricity comes from electrons,
    does morality come from morons?
    Governor Swill, Jan 11, 2005
    #18
  19. On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 16:01:09 -0800, "Toolman Tim"
    <> wrote:

    >Know what's funny about all this slime-slinging? Google is preserving it in
    >it's stupid entirety for posterity to look back upon and wonder "huh?"


    From their quarters out back of the Master's home.

    Swill

    --
    If electricity comes from electrons,
    does morality come from morons?
    Governor Swill, Jan 11, 2005
    #19
  20. Governor Swill, <>, wrote:

    > On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 20:19:27 -0000, "Kickmuck Scrotox" <KAK@A~K~A.CUK>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> You posted:
    >> "I managed to pluck up the courage to repeat what was posted before."

    >
    > No, I didn't.
    >
    > *plonk*
    >
    > Swill


    Stupid ****.
    Darrell Clack, Jan 11, 2005
    #20
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