Browsers, E-mail, & Web Apps forum

General discussion

Pop up Boxes Within Explorer Ver 6

by Chart / March 30, 2004 2:54 AM PST

Hi There
I seem to have gained some unwanted icons on my desktop giving links to unwanted sites ie gambling and porn. Also when I open my explorer I get a bar across the bottom offering me the same links. How can I get rid off these ~ as I dont know wehere they reside on my harddrive ~ and how do I stop it happening again as I do have a firewall.

Appreciate any advice.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Pop up Boxes Within Explorer Ver 6
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Pop up Boxes Within Explorer Ver 6
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re:Pop up Boxes Within Explorer Ver 6
by PackRuss / March 30, 2004 8:35 AM PST

I may have the same problem working on my sister's pc. There is a 3rd party toolbar that has integrated into the IE6 browser, which also has a lower bar that comes up as well. This attachment has totally bogged down her online activities. I can't seem to find a way to get rid of this & Windows does not allow the IE6 to be uninstalled. I also ran a Spyware finder program, but this did not help also. Any help would be appreciated on this for us. -thanks

Collapse -
Both ''parties'' notice.
by Cursorcowboy / March 30, 2004 9:19 PM PST

1. Please note that just above the text editor (where you enter a question on the forum) is the following paragraph, and if certain information is not present in your question, our reply may not be very helpful:

Tip: If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution.

2. Start with the information in this forum "link" and at a later date when you know for a fact the system is not infected in any way, post another reply.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?