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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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04/22/04: Search Hijacking

Tech Support Pits:
From Connie at Dear Webby, An email from showed up in my mailwasher last night. I downloaded this to see what it was, but did NOT click on the included link. And it still managed to hijack the search feature on my browser. When I turned on the computer (or rebooted), a search engine list ran down the left side column of the opening page. I could close that, but the next page I went to turned into a full screen search list. The only way to close this was to shut down the browser. After spending all morning on this, I found the CWShredder. This is a very small utility that specifically removes search hijacks. It's also updated all the time to remove the new variants when they come out - meaning it stays ahead of Spybot S&D and Ad-aware updates. It's a small download that works in a couple of seconds to completely remove the hijack. You can find it here by scrolling down to "Official Downloads". Connie Thanks Connie! Have FUN Dear Webby
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