Skip to comments.Does anyone have a stupid Obama search bar at the bottom of their Free Republic pages?
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.
I'm using Firefox but get the same annoying search bar on other browsers whenever I open freerepublic.com
Use Firefox, too............
Nope, try rebooting your browser.
Or maybe you have been hacked.
Not going there, but wondering why it is only on the freerepublic.com page.
Aren’t Free Republic web pages and Obama links like matter and anti-matter?
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..
You have malware onboard.
In the form of a BHO (Browser Helper Object).
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).
FIrst remedy would be to go into UNINSTALL and look for an item labeled as a ‘toolbar’.
Never have these problems, my browser is Firefox.
More correctly, a Barack Helper Object.
These are apparently quite common, comprising approximately 52% of the voting populace.
Sounds like a waste of money to try and sell us his shiite.
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?
"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.
Go to tools then add ons. It’s probably located there.
If add ons contain Yontoo, disable first then uninstall it.
Are you logged on? <:~)
Some body had to ask, but no.
I did not use the tool. Just add/remove on Windows 7..
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.
As I mentioned, this stupid bar does not seem to affect any site other than freerepublic.com.
Have you tried using UNINSTALL and removing YONTOO ?
REVO UNINSTALLER is much more thorough at removing pesky software, and is free.
Another suggestion is to use HIJACK THIS.
It is good at shutting down crapware.
I Googled some solutions.
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.
Here is another link that provided some very CLEAR, PRECISE, and fairly EASY instructions for removing YONTOO.
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.
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