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    Default How to remove daemon tools search?

    So I installed the latest version, not in the slightest bit expecting that they would add somethign so underhanded with their software. I don't check this site daily and my past experiences with daemon tools would never have made me think to check for something like this.

    None the less, since installing the new daemon tools, my Internet explorer home page has been changed to daemon's search page. When I try to change it back to what I had previously, despite being on the administrator account, it tells me I do not have sufficient permission to access IE's options.

    Not only this, when I try to type in a url to any webpages, it gives me an error. The only way I can go to a web page is by using this search tool and clicking on the relevant result.

    As you can imagine, this is extremely less than ideal. I have since uninstalled daemon tools but it has not fixed my problem with Internet Explorer. I am hoping someone can tell me how to remove this software from my system, without having to a system rollback.

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    Try installing 4.11.1 and uncheck the Search Bar during installation.

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    In DT Lite 4.11 there is an optional DT Panel (not DT Search Panel).

    We will add there a capability to search for image files on user PC using this search field.
    Also via DT Panel users can get access to Mount'n'Drive manager.

    It is also planned to add to DT Panel some other useful features (plugins)


    > since installing the new daemon tools, my Internet explorer >home page has been changed to daemon's search page.

    Users are offered during installation to choose www.daemon-search.com as their default web browser home page and also choose as their default search provider (if you do NOT want support DT team you can simply not select this features during installation)

    >Not only this, when I try to type in a url to any webpages, it >gives me an error. The only way I can go to a web page is by >using this search tool and clicking on the relevant result.

    What kind of error do you get? Could you please specify exactly?

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    Default So how do you get rid of this mallware?

    I installed Daemon Tools to my work laptop, because Microsoft instructed to do so, so I can mount an image of their Visual Studio.

    During Daemon Tools install I did not notice that the "search tool" was selected.

    Now I have uninstalled Daemon Tools and still this daemon search is pestering my internet explorer.

    Many of our intranet webapplications use home page and now all these applications are broken because this mallware. And I do consider this mallware, if it breaks your other software from working.

    I have gone through windows registry and running processes and I can't find the process that is changing the IE homepage to daemon-search continously.

    I think Daemon Tools is a great software, but no responsible group seeks support/donations using mallware.

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    All the search-bar/adware options are deselectable during setup. You are not forced to install them. Having said that, you can also uninstall them after the fact from the Add/Remove Programs wizard. The adware is listed under WhenU.

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    I have this problem too, but WhenU isn't on add/remove programs - so I can't remove it!..

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    Default Here u go

    K well i had same problem uninstalled daemon tools...then realized when u customize the toolbar in firefox...u can drag the search bar out into the toolbar folder thing. as far as home page fixes....no clue

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    just re-choose your homepage. worked for me in firefox

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    why cant someone just tell us how to uninstall this ..why did they even make it this difficult.. and yes we realize we could of de-selected the option to install....but thats besides the point...for whatever reason we didnt so tell us how to fix it... why did they make it like this anyway im sure they will lose quite a few customers because of this

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    Found out how to remove DAEMON Tools search engine on Google Chrome. It might be similar for Firefox and/or Internet Explorer.

    1. Click the wrench in the top right corner. (Probably Tools on Firefox)
    2. Click Options.
    3. Click Manage Search Engines.
    4. Hover over the search engine you want and click Make default on the right. (I use Google)
    5. Delete the ones you don't want by clicking the X in the same spot.

    Hope this helps.

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