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Below are step by step instructions to remove ClearSearch from your computer.
Note: This process is difficult and is not recommend unless you are an expert in this field. The manual process is also dangerous as the removal process requires you to access and edit sensitive files in the registry of your machine and run the risk of totally destroying your computer.

An important point to remember when removing ClearSearch is to delete all parts of the ClearSearch code. This is a must as ClearSearch will rebuild itself and will result in further spreading of the spyware parasite.

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ClearSearch Description
ClearSearch is an Internet Explorer browser helper object that may monitor your Internet activity and redirect your home page and your search requests to its controlling server. ClearSearch may also download software updates and generate pop-up advertisements.

ClearSearch Removal Instructions

Before you can delete it, the DLL file must be deregistered.

Open a command prompt window (from Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the following commands.

cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\ClearSearch\IE_ClrSch.DLL", or cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\ClearSearch\CSIE.DLL", or cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Lycos\IEagent\CSIE.DLL", or cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\ClearSearch\CSBB.DLL", or cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Cntrc\CTIE.DLL".

Open the registry (click 'Start', choose 'Run', enter 'regedit'), find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and delete the entry 'ClrSchLoader' or 'CSVnPnn' (IECS, CSBB variants; n is a number, differs), 'ClrSrchLoader' (CSIE, Lycos variants) or 'CntrcLoader' pointing at CTP002.exe (CTIE variant).

After the deregistration, end the 'Loader.exe' process from the Task Manager (ctrl-alt-delete). Having successfully done this you should be able to delete the entire 'ClearSearch' folder in Program Files. To clean up the registry, delete the keys 'cntrc' (CTIE variant) or 'ClrSch' (other variants) and in the CSIE and CTIE variants also the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\SOFTWARE.

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