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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2012, 08:31:34 PM »
I just visited that site, and was prompted to install an IE add-on ... wonder what it wanted to add?  This box is Vista HP and IE 9.

Kerkida is a browser for Greek sports news, yes?
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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2012, 12:45:51 AM »
I didn't get anything with Firefox.

DR M, what browser are you using?  If Firefox or Google Chrome, do you have any add-ons installed that block Flash?


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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2012, 06:57:28 AM »
It worked fine for me on IE9.
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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2012, 10:50:12 AM »

Kerkida is a browser for Greek sports news, yes?

Yes, and I have this problem for the last 10-15 days.

I use Internet Explorer.

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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2012, 12:08:30 PM »
Can you post a screenshot of the warning, or copy/paste the contents?
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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2012, 06:33:00 AM »
Can you post a screenshot of the warning, or copy/paste the contents?

I cannot copy and paste the warning, because when it pops up everything stop working till I choose yes or no. So I will write what I see:

User Account Control

Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?

Program name: Adobe Flash Player

Verified Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated

File Origin: Download from the internet


YES                  NO


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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2012, 05:16:29 PM »
Ah, now I understand.  That certainly looks like UAC asking permission to allow Adobe to add the automatic update.  Have you clicked the YES option?

(BTW, you should have the Snipping Tool on Windows 7 which should give you the capability of copying that type of message.   Information about the Snipping Tool is here:  Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows.

To attach an image, save it to your computer and before you reply click "Attachments and other options" to expand that section.  In the Attach section, click the "Browse" button to navigate to the saved image on your computer.


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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2012, 05:30:42 PM »
Corrine, I cannot use the sniping tool, as the screen is "dead" till I click yes or no...

I chose yes once, but nothing happened.


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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2012, 06:12:42 PM »
DR M,
Do you by any chance own a digital Camera or a mobile phone that has a camera on it if so then you could always take a photo or series of it then post that photo here.

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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2012, 06:24:02 PM »
Two photos of my screen:

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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2012, 06:49:43 PM »
Looks like it is back to the Adobe Settings Manager.  I'll make my suggestions below, but you may need to tweak them to suit your needs.  Each setting is described below the settings manager box.

Settings Manager

    Global Privacy Settings panel -- Always deny
    Global Storage Settings panel -- Slider to the left, Always deny,
    Global Security Settings panel -- Always ask (this is where you gave permission to kerkida.net)
    Global Notifications Settings panel -- Keep the notify box checked, although you can change the date to 14 days.
    Website Privacy Settings panel -- Always deny + click "Delete all sites"
    Website Storage Settings panel -- This is likely the one you need to experiment with.  I use None, Never ask again, and all sites deleted.
    Protected Content Playback Settings panel -- Leave as is
    Peer-Assisted Networking Panel -- Always deny, Disable P2P uplink, Delete all sites

If you have no luck with the settings changes, you may need to uninstall Adobe Flash Player and re-install it again.  The uninstaller is here:  http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe


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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2012, 06:54:15 PM »
Thank you for your suggestions, Corrine. I will try them tomorrow and let you know what is going to happen.

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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2012, 08:24:52 AM »
I have tried everything, but the annoying pop up is still there. I removed kerkida from my favourites and I will never entered this site again!  :muahaha:

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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2012, 11:39:58 AM »
I didn't keep my promise... I entered kerkida and click yes. The flash player got installed again, even I reinstalled it few hours ago. When I tried to re entered the site, the same pop up appeared. I started thinking that this annoying behaviour is related to a virus or something... I am very sorry for getting your time. Perhaps blocking the website is the only solution...

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Re: Is mysearch bar a spyware?
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2012, 12:59:55 PM »
I was able to reproduce what you were getting with IE9!  When going to http://www.kerkida.net/ this time, I moved around the page and got the UAC prompt.  When I clicked "more information" the URL pointed to http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab.  Clicking "Change when these notifications..." launched UAC Control Settings, which I cancelled. 

I have ActiveX blocked and did not experiment with any settings changes.   Since I could reproduce your experience, it appears to be a problem with the site.  Perhaps Winchester73 will have a chance to try the site again.  His settings may be different from ours.


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