Skip to comments.vanity: Does anyone know how to get rid of/hide the "Total Defense Internet Security" Toolbar?
Posted on 11/13/2012 7:55:15 AM PST by ken5050
Could really use help here. I recently installed the Total Defense internet security suite on my new computer. Prior to this, I'd used the free one from my ISP, but it had been causing problems the last few months. Several people had recommened the Total defense suite, and I'd read several good reviews, but the damn toolbar is driving me insane.
click on ‘view”, click on ‘toolbars’ , unclick the toolbar
worth a shot
right click next to the toolbar but not in it. If you have the menu bar most do right click just right of it. A box will come up and you can pick witch of all the bars you want to see.
Try hijackthis to remove the toolbar, but be really careful as it’s not really a tool for amateurs. Just find the few things related to the toolbar and remove them. Should be a BHO, “toolbar”, and/or an activex (DPF). Be sure you are sure about anything else you’re tempted to do. Whatever you do, don’t mess with any startup processes or services, because hijackthis was never updated to handle 64 bit programs and shows erroneous information about them.
Consider doing a system restore point before using hijackthis.
Also, it’s possible you could simply remove the toolbar portion of protection system all together if it is a separate item in the system ADD/REMOVE (Program Features) control panel applet, and not have to use hijackthis at all.
(BTW, I’m assuming that unchecking it using the normal context button (right-click) on a blank portion of IE’s tab-bar doesn’t work.)
If your operating system is Windows then open Control Panel and click on Add/Remove Programs. Find the item in the list to uninstall. Select item and proceed as prompted. If your Windows OS is Windows 7, Control Panel will have a “Programs and Features” section where you’ll find items to uninstall from that list.
Nuke it from orbit! It’s the only way to be sure!
Uninstall it & install this - http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=5201 The best free AntiVirus - been using it for 3 years now.
Use paper and tape to mask off the lower part of your monitor and use black spray paint to cover the tool bar. Repeat as needed.
Uninstall it. Then install avast!
It’s free, and terrific.
To all..thanks for the advice and suggestions,especially a few very funny comments..it’s my project for tonite...