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Old 07-16-2013, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default How to get rid of "Related Searches" sidebar?

The title gives it away really, i've come on my laptop today and every single webpage i'm getting a "Related Searches" sidebar, it's big, horrible, ugly and gets in the way and I have no idea how to get rid of it. I haven't downloaded anything in the last few weeks to do this and it's just out of the blue how it popped up. At first I thought it was this site but it's everywhere.

I have windows 8 and it's a bitch to use so if you know how to get rid of it i'll need simple to follow steps
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Download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Spyware as you could have been hit by a Drive-by Malware attack from visiting a site with a dodgy advert. I would do this in Safe Mode with your Router turned off in case whatever it is tries to phone home and download more crap.
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sometimes you can find the toolbar, side bars on your install/uninstall programs also
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sometimes you can find the toolbar, side bars on your install/uninstall programs also
I've checked in the programs part and nothing is there which shouldn't be.

And i'll try what you've said Terminator, thanks
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I can also right click the tool bar and clock not to show if you still got any on there
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Alright, i'm a retard, there was a clickable part on the sidebar which takes you to another site and you can uninstall it there.
Atleast it's gone now

You can lock this now mods
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