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Below are step by step instructions to remove SideSearch 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 SideSearch is to delete all parts of the SideSearch code. This is a must as SideSearch will rebuild itself and will result in further spreading of the spyware parasite.

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SideSearch Description
SideSearch is an Internet Explorer toolbar with specialized search functions. SideSearch may change your home page settings and redirect your search requests through Lycos.

Sidesearch Removal Instructions

The 'Lycos Sidesearch' entry in the Control Panel 'Add/Remove Programs' item should remove the software (aside from a harmless registry key, see below).

Manual removal

Open the Program Files folder, 'Lycos' then 'Sidesearch'. There should be a DLL file with the name 'sidesearch1234.dll', where 1234 is some version number. In the earlist variants there is no version number.

Open a command prompt window (from the Accessories submenu in the Programs menu from the Start button). Enter the following commands:

cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Lycos\Sidesearch\sidesearch1234.dll"
(Replace the 1234 in this command with the real version number you found.)

Restart the computer and you should be able to delete the 'Lycos' folder in Program Files. You can also open the registry (click 'Start', choose 'Run', enter 'regedit') and delete the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lycos to clean up, if you wish.

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