cannot remove search bar

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hi.im having probs with removing and finding the origin of and annoying pop
up search bar that appears every time i click on i.e...it appears across the
bottom of the screen and wont close even when i click 'x'..detail are as
follows (determined by right clicking then 'properties')...

protocol ..hyper text transfer
type..html document
connection..not encrypted
address (url).. http://lop.com/passthrough/newpass2.html
size.. 13129 bytes

i have tried scanning with all the usual programs..ad aware se..spybot
etc..but its still there..the only way i can get it off the screen is to
restart..but as soon as i click i.e...its back...mucho help appreciated

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stu8975
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    "stu8975" <stu8975@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FEA76C5F-0B09-4198-A812-C882F2C0C825@microsoft.com...
    > hi.im having probs with removing and finding the origin of and annoying
    > pop
    > up search bar that appears every time i click on i.e...it appears across
    > the
    > bottom of the screen and wont close even when i click 'x'..detail are as
    > follows (determined by right clicking then 'properties')...
    >
    > protocol ..hyper text transfer
    > type..html document
    > connection..not encrypted
    > address (url).. http://lop.com/passthrough/newpass2.html
    > size.. 13129 bytes
    >
    > i have tried scanning with all the usual programs..ad aware se..spybot
    > etc..but its still there..the only way i can get it off the screen is to
    > restart..but as soon as i click i.e...its back...mucho help appreciated
    >
    > --
    > thanks
    > stu8975

    Try this spyware removal tool first
    http://www.spyware-removal.com/download.html

    Otherwise:


    Try this, since you say spyware removers don't do it. But, you do this at
    your own risk!


    a.. Remove lop.com step

    1: Open the Application Data folder. This can be
    found inside the Windows folder on Windows 95/98/Me; on Windows 2000 and XP
    it is inside your user folder in 'Documents and Settings', but it's hidden,
    so go to Tools->Folder Options->View and turn on 'Show hidden files and
    folders' to see it. In Windows NT 4.0 it is in the user folder inside
    'WinNTProfiles'.

    b.. The filenames of lop files can vary for each different installation,
    but usually under Windows there should not be any files inside Application
    Data (only folders), so it's generally easy to pick out the culprits.

    c.. You should also delete the following entries if you have them and they
    are not just blank:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion\r
    TelephonyDomainName

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesVxD\r MSTCPDomain

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesTcpip\r ParametersDomain

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesTcpip\r
    ParametersInterfaces{...check all interfaces...}Domain
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Go to Http://www.google.com

    Choose ADVANCED SEARCH

    THen in The EXACT PHRASE LINE type in lop.com

    Now Click on the SEARCH BUTTON


    and you will get a results of 40,100 hits on how to Remove The Spyware
    Tool bar....
    Here is one
    http://www.free-web-browsers.com/remove-lop.shtml


    stu8975 wrote:

    > hi.im having probs with removing and finding the origin of and annoying pop
    > up search bar that appears every time i click on i.e...it appears across the
    > bottom of the screen and wont close even when i click 'x'..detail are as
    > follows (determined by right clicking then 'properties')...
    >
    > protocol ..hyper text transfer
    > type..html document
    > connection..not encrypted
    > address (url).. http://lop.com/passthrough/newpass2.html
    > size.. 13129 bytes
    >
    > i have tried scanning with all the usual programs..ad aware se..spybot
    > etc..but its still there..the only way i can get it off the screen is to
    > restart..but as soon as i click i.e...its back...mucho help appreciated
    >
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