Old 31st August 2008, 19:55   #1
jozef48
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4
I cant get the search off!

Hello,

Well first at all I must thank you for helping me to help to my teacher.


But you ahvn't wrote at the install anything abotu the "Winamp google search"!
AND I CAN'T GET IT OFF!

And when I am tryign to use some things its anoying me!

How can I uninstall it?(and I tried to unistall Winamp)

Thanks ,
jozef.

And by the way I have Vista system so I can't just enter and delete The files.
jozef48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2008, 01:25   #2
billyvnilly
Forum King, M.D.
 
billyvnilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Detroit burbs
Posts: 3,379
Send a message via ICQ to billyvnilly Send a message via AIM to billyvnilly
Is it under add/remove programs, I've never installed it, but I'd assume its there.
billyvnilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2008, 16:32   #3
jozef48
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Well I tried it and it didn't work.

It was there but shows me a problem after clicking.

And its nto ok that you havn't wrote that it is going to get install on the way!You know that someone can go with it to the court?:O
jozef48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2008, 17:29   #4
billyvnilly
Forum King, M.D.
 
billyvnilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Detroit burbs
Posts: 3,379
Send a message via ICQ to billyvnilly Send a message via AIM to billyvnilly
hello
you should be able to remove the search provider from internet explorer (assuming that's your browser) from the drop down box, you can manage search addons. sorry when i told you to goto add remove programs, i was thinking of the winamp bar.

below is a screenshot from the installer... it tells you whats gonna be installed... sadly they are all checkmarked by default.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg installer.jpg (44.6 KB, 545 views)
billyvnilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2008, 17:35   #5
jozef48
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Ok thank you^^
But what shoul I exacly click on to get this off?


And in the install that i downloaded to my computer there wasn't was this menu.:S
jozef48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2008, 17:38   #6
billyvnilly
Forum King, M.D.
 
billyvnilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Detroit burbs
Posts: 3,379
Send a message via ICQ to billyvnilly Send a message via AIM to billyvnilly
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...0fcb91033.mspx hope this helps with removing the search provider
billyvnilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2008, 17:55   #7
jozef48
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4
Thank you but there is 1 little tiny problem.

When I am ding its using Winamp so I can't use it to change this tihng.:S
jozef48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2008, 18:25   #8
in_titusville
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Titusville
Posts: 3
I'm also having a problem getting this Winamp search page out of my MSIE browser. I have Vista. I can't believe they make this so difficult to remove. I didn't want this in the first place and now I can't get it removed...
in_titusville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th June 2009, 09:22   #9
basszatokmeg
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4
you know it sould be UNCHECKED by default if you think morally. if it would be unchecked, i think NOONE would use a commerical full search box and toolbar. (i didnt installed that shit, my mother was clicking left and right and now im trying to remove her ...."work")

so the question is still: HOW TO GET RID OF WINAMP - commerical full - TOOLBAR AND SEARCH PROVIDER!?

(toolbar allready removed)



Quote:
Originally posted by billyvnilly
hello
you should be able to remove the search provider from internet explorer (assuming that's your browser) from the drop down box, you can manage search addons. sorry when i told you to goto add remove programs, i was thinking of the winamp bar.

below is a screenshot from the installer... it tells you whats gonna be installed... sadly they are all checkmarked by default.
basszatokmeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2009, 06:05   #10
Pathogen
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2
I am having the exact same problem. The "Winamp Search" simply cannot be removed from IE 8 by normal means, including when I go to "Manage Search Providers." The options to delete the service are GRAYED OUT. The Winamp Search also insists on being my default search provider, even though Google says it is.

This is a pretty disappointing turn of events coming from a program that I've used for years, since this amounts to malware. Now because I accidentally clicked something, apparently I will have to wait until someone comes up with a registry fix for this one.
Pathogen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st July 2009, 15:09   #11
POed Plus
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1
I was able to search the registry for the key and delete it by opening XP start menu > RUN > Regedit, then do a search using Regedit menu Edit > Find with Winamp Search as the search criteria. Even after key delete and restart, Internet Explorer 8 would not let go of the listing, or provide an option to remove (was greyed out). So I restarted into safe mode, and went to add/remove programs, and reverted back to IE7 by uninistalling windows Internet Explorer 8. I am just as happy to leave it off my system because it was a problem plagued snail. And I will not install Winamp again because it surreptitiously slipped its search bar in to a non-removeable manner that dictated user preference. I mean, what should WinAmp have to do with the search world anyways?
POed Plus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th August 2009, 10:43   #12
fionajh
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Send a message via Yahoo to fionajh
Removin Winamp search

I'm afraid I agree - an easily installed option which is not removable is malware pure and simple. However good and free the software this is not acceptable guys, Winamop tech support should please post detailed instructions on how to undo it and make it easy to find
fionajh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th August 2009, 10:54   #13
JonnyMac
Moderator
 
JonnyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 14,384

Removing Winamp Search
  • Firefox...
    See Sawg's reply from this thread. For more detailed steps see this post.

  • MsIE...
    If billyvnilly's suggestion (from above) of removing WA Search (via search bar drop-down menu > select 'Change Search Defaults') did not work, try the Reset button...
    Internet Explorer 6
    Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab > click the 'Reset Web Settings' button

    Internet Explorer 7 and up
    Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > click the 'Reset...' button
    Note: You can reset disabled add-ons or toolbars by...
    Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab > 'Manage add-ons' button
Removing Winamp Toolbar
  • Firefox
    1. Tools menu > Add-ons
    2. Extensions icon
    3. click on the Winamp Toolbar item > click the Uninstall button
    4. confirm uninstall of Winamp Toolbar if asked
    5. restart Firefox to complete

    Actual steps may vary with your FF version.

  • MsIE
    Winamp Toolbar may be uninstalled via the Add/Remove Programs icon in the Control Panel

Note: For future installations, remember to uncheck "Winamp Search" and/or "Winamp Toolbar" (depending on your preference) on the "Get the Most out of Winamp" page of the Installer Options.
JonnyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2009, 17:56   #14
squeechfl
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
After reading these posts, don't do anything drastic like removing Winamp if you enjoy it or reinstalling Firefox before reading this.

This works for the Firefox browser, I'm not sure of how Internet Explorer handles it.

Here's how I fixed this issue.

Go to Firefox search bar and type about:config in the address bar (you can copy and paste it from here as well).
You will be given a warning, click I will be careful, I Promise button.
Now on the long top bar in the settings, type or copy and paste the word Winamp.
Automatically you will now see only Winamp related stuff on the list.
Right click on all that has 'search' or 'search engine' in the Winamp list and click reset from the menu on each one.
After that, just X out.
To test it,right-click a word on another open page and Google should be back. I believe this will reset any previous search engine you had besides Google.
squeechfl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2009, 20:22   #15
JonnyMac
Moderator
 
JonnyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 14,384
Quote:
Originally posted by JonnyMac

FireFox...
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=303798
Thanks also.
JonnyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th October 2010, 21:20   #16
jessicadally
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
Nope.

Jonny and all, great ideas but none of these work to remove winamp search from IE. Indeed I've had techsupport look into this and from what they can see they will have to reformat my computer to get this off. I'd suggest posting instructions on how to remove as if that's the case then this is clearly and there are no actual fixes to remove this from my machine the program is clearly malware.
jessicadally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th October 2010, 00:52   #17
JonnyMac
Moderator
 
JonnyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 14,384
The Reset button suggestion work for me. I tested the suggestion before making reply from last year and just tested it now and it still works.

What is your IE version? Are you talking about the search from the address bar?

Please do not PM me for tech support. Any request for tech support through PM will be ignored.
Read the Stickies
---> | | | | <--- Knowledge is power
JonnyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2011, 18:27   #18
swingdjted
DRINK BEER NOW
(Forum King)
 
swingdjted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northern West Virginia
Posts: 9,990
Send a message via AIM to swingdjted Send a message via Yahoo to swingdjted
I'd like to do what you are describing in your above post #17; remove the winamp search from the address part of the bar on the left (not the search field on the right) on Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18999. Changing default search providers in the above listed ways works on the right but not the left. Is there a way to configure the address bar search to use Google rather than the Winamp/Google combo?

Don't forget to live before you die.
swingdjted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2011, 22:38   #19
JonnyMac
Moderator
 
JonnyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 14,384
Are you talking about using the reset button?...
Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > click the 'Reset...' button under 'Reset Internet Explorer Settings'
Note: You can reset disabled add-ons or toolbars by...
Tools > Internet Options > Programs tab > 'Manage add-ons' button
For more information on the Reset button -- Microsoft.com Reset Internet Explorer 8 settings.
JonnyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2011, 23:41   #20
dagaul101
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 18
What errors are you getting from add/remove programs?
dagaul101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2011, 23:46   #21
swingdjted
DRINK BEER NOW
(Forum King)
 
swingdjted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northern West Virginia
Posts: 9,990
Send a message via AIM to swingdjted Send a message via Yahoo to swingdjted
For some reason, the first time I did it, that didn't work, but this time it did. Thanks.

Don't forget to live before you die.
swingdjted is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & SHOUTcast Forums > Winamp > Winamp Technical Support

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump