"Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

"Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:15 pm

A very annoying "related Searches" box is now showing up on the left side of my screen. I can close it by clicking the 'x' in the upper right, but as soon as i go to another screen it appears again. I am using Firefox as a browser and have pop ups turned off there as well as running Pop Up Stopper. It just started the last day or so. :mad:

Does anyone know where the 'on /off' button is for this related searches "feature" is located??
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: "Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:15 pm

I was searching through the add ons for a solution for you, it seems it was a function that got turned on when an update or such occurred. I think it may have something to do with one of the toolbar or search functions. Like Google or Yahoo. They are always trying to take control by sneaky means if you download something and miss the opportunity to NOT download and install them. Check your setting with your toolbars.....I know how maddening it is. :mad:

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: "Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:34 pm

Nothing to do with this site, as already mentioned it's from a toolbar or something else you have installed.

Is there a "T" in to top left corner? If so directions for removal here:

http://forum.precisesecurity.com/comput ... es-sidebar
Last edited by Richard S. on Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Fixed Link
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: "Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:24 pm

didn't mean to imply it was related to this site....i was just wondering if someone else here had ever had to deal with it or something similar.
i finally tracked it down and deleted it. i think it was part of a google chrome install. one of those parasite's that get loaded unless you uncheck some tiny box that you can barely see. It was some adware site tracking crapiola.

both it and google chrome are goners.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: "Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:53 pm

Yes, that is how they get in. You get in a hurry and they sneak god knows what into your system. I absolutely hate it. Been there and done that! :mad:

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: "Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:33 am

titleist1 wrote:didn't mean to imply it was related to this site....i was just wondering if someone else here had ever had to deal with it or something similar.


You never know, don't be afraid to ask. I'd rather someone ask than have something wrong with the site especially if it was spewing malware.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: "Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:35 am

I had downloaded CHROME a lil while ago & all of a sudden my MORE SMILIES did not work--don't know how or why, but when I uninstalled CHROME, I was back to normal--who knows???? cyber stuff I suppose :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: "Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:35 pm

Webcake or Search conduit installed...
Check to see if either of these is installed...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: "Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:08 am

Webcake?? :funny: That's got bad news written all over it .... :D

I had similar issues when I updated Java and my Flash Player b/s. Had to revert back to older versions. Very annoying. Got straightened out somehow on the next update.

Friggin computers ..... :x
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: "Related Searches" box showing up suddenly.....

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:32 pm

Friggin computers .....

Yes...
But that is how I earn a livin'... ;)
That said I like the setup and managment of them better than fixin' what others infect...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove