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unwanted tool bar

Postby hugger-4641 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:41 am



Second time I've tried to download a service manual from the link on this site and ended up with a tool bar I don't want and can't get rid of. Last time it happened, I sent an e-mail to the publisher of the tool bar making them aware that this is a government owned computer and I was about to involve our IT department. Soon after, there appeared an option in the tool list that allowed me to remove the tool bar. Anyone else had this problem?



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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:50 am

The cost to run this website is paid for through advertising that is "added" to the content of the thread sometimes ...

Clicking on these links seems to take you to their advertising website and may be where you are picking up these problems.... :?:

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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby Possum51 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:03 am

Adobe reader updates are bad about trying to sneak google chrome browser install with their updates, You have to look close at the 1st popup screen and take the check mark out of the little tiny box next to install google chrome option (in tiny print of course). A lot of downloads do that now, you have to look close and remove the check marks before clicking install.
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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby Possum51 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:57 am

yep, thats what I meant, check his adobe or whatever PDF viewer he's using, most likely thats were the toolbar is coming from.
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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby hugger-4641 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:01 pm

I got it when I clicked on the link to go to the Helms site to download a manual. I was in a hurry and was distracted several times by some of my students, so I may have clicked on a pop up that I should have read closer, but it was definitely initiated only after clicking on the link here. The tool bar is called Produtools Community Tool Bar. Produtools Manuals 2.1 10.11.21.5 is the file that I just disabled in the Google extensions menu. It is still there and I can't remove it, it is just disabled now and the tool bar is gone. I'm not an IT expert, so this kind of stuff really riles me when I have to devote time trying to figure it out and fix it!

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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby hugger-4641 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:10 pm

Some one above mentioned Adobe. Adobe 10.1.1 is the pdf reader I'm using, I can't see anything obvious wrong with the Adobe files when I go into my control panel to delete programs. If I have any more problems I 'll try removing and installing Adobe again. I was just wondering if anyone else has run into this problem.

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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:40 pm

Anytime you install anything, you should read very carefully what exactly it is installing, and make sure you uncheck any unwanted "tagalong" advertisement options. Even installing Java nowadays will install this type of garbage.

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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby themainviking » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:34 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Anytime you install anything, you should read very carefully what exactly it is installing, and make sure you uncheck any unwanted "tagalong" advertisement options. Even installing Java nowadays will install this type of garbage.


WingAdmin is absolutely correct in this, and when you install, if you are given a choice of "Express" or "Custom", always choose custom so you can uncheck the boxes that install Google Chrome and the silly tool bars. Express just goes ahead and installs it all.
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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby Gord » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:46 pm

There still seems to be no option but to install a VERY UNWANTED tool bar to get a download.

I wll not be frequenting this site very often until this is addressed and not forcing a Product into my computer.

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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:41 am

Gord wrote:There still seems to be no option but to install a VERY UNWANTED tool bar to get a download.

I wll not be frequenting this site very often until this is addressed and not forcing a Product into my computer.

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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby themainviking » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:38 am

Gord wrote:There still seems to be no option but to install a VERY UNWANTED tool bar to get a download.

I wll not be frequenting this site very often until this is addressed and not forcing a Product into my computer.

Gord


Well, we will be sorry to see you go.

Good first post though.

I dunno. I clicked on a link to take me to Helm in the manuals section, and it took me directly to Helm.
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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:53 pm

I've had a couple of complaints about this, and I think I've figured out what the problem is. It seems that there are Google advertisers that are showing advertisements on the Manuals page. Do NOT click on the ads to download manuals - click on the manual you want. They are listed BELOW where it says "Honda Goldwing Service Manuals."

These are examples of the advertisements that I suspect are responsible for the tool bars etc. :

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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby Gord » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:30 pm

Thanx Admin. that was the solution. I didn't try beyond the download button. :oops: :)

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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby twostrokes48 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:06 pm

Yea, it is getting worse and worse. I picked up an unwanted search engine (Babylon search). I tried to uninstall it but instead I got a bunch of instructions that makes me jump through all kinds of stuff in my system to get it out. So much I had to print it all off and will eventually have to try to get through it. I now have a new group of stuff I boycott....I always email these companies and tell them that due to their deceptive practices,I will never purchase any of their software and will forward the situation to all my friends so they will also avoid their company. Don't know if it will do any good, but at least they will know that people (this one anyway) don't like their methods.

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Re: unwanted tool bar

Postby Babylon Team » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:10 pm

Hey twostrokes48

I am sorry to hear you have encountered a problem with Babylon , let me offer you all our assistance if you would like to remove it
first of all you can log into our removal page and see how to remove it from any web browser : http://www.babylon.com/uninstall_search/index

secondly you can email us at :support@babylon.com
and we will respond within 24 hours with the right solution for you

and if you'd like to chat to us , we have a human chat service where you can get all the info you need from our Support staff :
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i hope this will give you the solution and will solve your problem

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