The key is:
You needn't have visited any of the sites to have the values entered into your registry, simply hitting an otherwise innocuous page that is, in whole or in part, supported by a porn site can result in the porn address being entered into your registry.
The fast way to get rid of them in Regedit is to select the TypedURLs folder icon and press F2; that will put you into rename mode. Press Control-C to copy the name to the clipboard and then Esc. Now press Delete and answer Yes to the delete query. Finally scroll up to the Internet Explorer folder, right-click and select New->Key. The key will be created selected for renaming. Press Control-V to paste the name in from the clipboard and press Enter.
Gateway 400 Select PC; Windows 98SE; 160MB RAM; IE 6 SP 1
I think the Registry is one of the most interesting places on the Computer ---- and also one of the most dangerous, if you don?t know what you?re doing. That?s why when I go there, I do nothing more than browse ? because I do not know very much about it. Guess I know enough to be dangerous and I sure don?t want to render my PC inoperable because of a keystroke I made. A couple of years ago, I did try to uninstall MGI PhotoSuite and was unable too. Members of this forum walked me through the process of getting rid of EVERY entry having to do with that program. It did involve going into the Registry and deleting an entry --- which did take care of the problem. That?s the only time I?ve ever done anything in The Registry.
A couple of months ago, I was browsing and came across an area that had a list of websites ? at least I think that is what they were. I was only in that area for a very short time because I didn?t know what it was. I do remember that many of those sites or whatever the list was looked like porn sites or ?bad? titles. At that time, I thought hum, can I go in there and remove those items.
Not knowing where I was; what these items were, etc., I left rather quickly before my face became anymore blushed than it already was. I do not visit porn sites and wondered how that junk got there. I do frequent signature forums at Delphi Forums. Other than that, about the only other places we visit is a newspaper site and a couple of places where I have images stored. Sometimes we do research on a product we want to purchase; but we are careful surfers.
We do get a lot of emails in the spam area. Our ISP provides a spam filter where spam email goes; however, I happen to be one that checks that area because once in awhile a legit email ends up in the spam area. Just like once in a while a spam email will slip past the spam filter. If I did not view these, our ISP deletes them automatically after so many days. Since I?m in that area anyway, I go ahead and delete myself. This is a different issue I think than whatever I saw in The Registry; but I wondered with all that junk in there, would that have anything to do with the terrible stuff that goes to our spam box.
Anyway, I cannot remember where I was in the Registry that I saw the list of things I?m thinking of. Would anyone know where I might have been? I would like to find them again and see what they are and then perhaps post more questions about what I find.
Thank you --- Julea