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Does anyone have a stupid Obama search bar at the bottom of their Free Republic pages?
My Terminal ^ | 6 February 2013 | Vanity

Posted on 02/06/2013 9:13:03 AM PST by Vigilanteman

Do NOT click on the redirect link at the source URL.

There is a symbol is a a blue box with a white "T" followed by these options on the bar:

Related: Barack Obama T-Shirts | Senator Barack Obama | Barrack Obama | Barack Obama's Campaign | Barack Obama News | Vote for Obama | and then a search bar with the magnifying glass symbol.

I'm behind a firewall and it isn't showing as a virus. But it is annoying as hell to see the dictator's name dominate an entire search bar whenever I pull up FreeRepublic.

Anybody else having this problem? Any idea on how to fix it.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: annoyingsearchbars
I hope it isn't some lib lackey hacking our news forum . . . but I only got a glimpse of the contenko URL when I clicked on the link to see where it would go before I decided to close the browser.

I'm using Firefox but get the same annoying search bar on other browsers whenever I open freerepublic.com

1 posted on 02/06/2013 9:13:07 AM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman

No gots.
Use Firefox, too............


2 posted on 02/06/2013 9:15:06 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Vigilanteman

hum?
Nope, try rebooting your browser.
Or maybe you have been hacked.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 9:16:00 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
Switched to Chrome. Got this message on the top as well:
Google Chrome Extension Update: FreeTwitTube by Yontoo requires a critical update.

Not going there, but wondering why it is only on the freerepublic.com page.

4 posted on 02/06/2013 9:22:48 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Aren’t Free Republic web pages and Obama links like matter and anti-matter?


5 posted on 02/06/2013 9:24:10 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I had the same problem about a month ago. Yontoo (which I did NOT add) was the issue. I went to “add/remove programs” and took it out. No problem since..


6 posted on 02/06/2013 9:24:33 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Nope.
You have malware onboard.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 9:24:42 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare; Vigilanteman
You have malware onboard.

In the form of a BHO (Browser Helper Object).

8 posted on 02/06/2013 9:36:21 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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To: Vigilanteman

I would do a scan with Malwarebytes, Super Anti-Spyware and CC Cleaner. All free programs that do wonders for removing spyware, malware and unneeded files (temp cache).


9 posted on 02/06/2013 9:36:39 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Vigilanteman

FIrst remedy would be to go into UNINSTALL and look for an item labeled as a ‘toolbar’.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 9:38:33 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Never have these problems, my browser is Firefox.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 9:47:02 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: UCANSEE2
In the form of a BHO (Browser Helper Object).

More correctly, a Barack Helper Object.

12 posted on 02/06/2013 9:50:26 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Nobama.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 10:11:44 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Fresh Wind
...a Barack Helper Object.

These are apparently quite common, comprising approximately 52% of the voting populace.

14 posted on 02/06/2013 10:29:11 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Vigilanteman

Sounds like a waste of money to try and sell us his shiite.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 10:39:38 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: cardinal4; UCANSEE2
It looks like yontoo may be the problem. I have removed it as well as all Javascripts associated with it. But the problem persists.

Malwarebytes did not get it because it probably can't be associated with a virus, it it more like adware.

Now, I am seeing these directions: Manual removal guide for yontoo.pagerage

Does it sound reasonable?

16 posted on 02/06/2013 10:40:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

"Remove or manage a new and uncommon kind of cookies, better known as LSO's.The BetterPrivacy safeguard offers various ways to handle Flash-cookies set by Google, YouTube, Ebay and others... "

Everyone needs this if they're watching videos. I have mine set to clear when FF closes - no carry-over between sessions.

17 posted on 02/06/2013 10:55:07 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Go to tools then add ons. It’s probably located there.


18 posted on 02/06/2013 11:07:50 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....I want a bailout!!!)
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To: Vigilanteman

If add ons contain Yontoo, disable first then uninstall it.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 11:10:52 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....I want a bailout!!!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Are you logged on? <:~)

Some body had to ask, but no.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 11:27:52 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, Period, end of conversation.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I did not use the tool. Just add/remove on Windows 7..


21 posted on 02/06/2013 1:20:04 PM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Sorry for not responding sooner.

Hopefully you have already solved this problem.

I looked at your link, and basically it’s an ad for SPYBOT S&D. Meaning it’s someone trying to get you to use SS&D.

I don’t know what mix of anti-virus/etc programs you use, but you could download SS&D, use it, then remove it after it cleans up things.

Unless you are a very experienced user, you shouldn’t try to do the MANUAL REMOVAL process.

Continue to do a search (Google or whatever engine) for solving the problem. I have often had to go through dozens of solutions I found, sort out the (claimed) successful ones from the rest, and then try several before I find one that solves ‘all the problem’.

Using Spybot S&D (it’s free) seems to be a logical first step. Cleaning up your registry and cookies would be recommended (CCLEANER is good for that (and several other things) and is free.)

You haven’t mentioned whether you have a SYSTEM RESTORE CHECKPOINT that you could use to go back to.

There is a lot more I could suggest, but the above should be a good start.

Good luck.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 9:23:07 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2
Thank you for the suggestion. I will try it but have been hesitant to do so without a specific recommendation because so many of these cures are sometimes worse than the diseases.

As I mentioned, this stupid bar does not seem to affect any site other than freerepublic.com.

23 posted on 02/12/2013 7:06:53 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Have you tried using UNINSTALL and removing YONTOO ?

REVO UNINSTALLER is much more thorough at removing pesky software, and is free.


24 posted on 02/12/2013 9:15:38 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Vigilanteman

Another suggestion is to use HIJACK THIS.

It is good at shutting down crapware.


25 posted on 02/12/2013 9:17:25 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Vigilanteman

I Googled some solutions.

https://www.google.com/search?q=removing+yontoo+toolbar&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-beta

First link seems valid. http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-yontoo-virus-and-uninstall-yontoo-layers-client-malware/
It suggests you use MALWAREBYTES which is a good suggestion. I have MALWAREBYTES on my PC.

I have found that one Anti-spyware program does not catch everything. I use THREE different programs.

You can remove YONTOO manually, but be careful and do a SYSTEM RESTORE just prior to starting to remove it, in case you make things worse. That way you can at least go back and start over.

Let me know how things turn out.


26 posted on 02/12/2013 9:28:17 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Vigilanteman

Here is another link that provided some very CLEAR, PRECISE, and fairly EASY instructions for removing YONTOO.

http://www.safebro.com/remove-yontoo-layers-client-virus

Remember, just because you have the problem in FIREFOX doesn’t mean that IE isn’t infected with it. All browsers get some of their initial setups from IE, and it can re-infect Firefox if you don’t bother removing YONTOO LAYERS from IE.


27 posted on 02/12/2013 9:39:39 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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