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Windows Favourite Problem

by Chris2000 / April 25, 2004 12:22 AM PDT

I recently contracted a bunch shortcuts to my explorer favourites bar. Anything is listed from buying flowers to cheap software. I dont want this crap on my favourites bar, but deleting does not do the trick. After every re-start they appear again. I take this is some kind of software stored somewhere. Can someone tell me what to look for.

Thanx

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Re:Windows Favourite Problem. That's a parasite issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2004 12:54 AM PDT

I'd use Spybot, Adware, Cwshredder and follow up with a scan with Housecall to eject all that they find.

All these free tools are found with http://www.google.com

If you can't eject the pests, be sure to post in the Security Forum since this is closer to your issue/topic.

Bob

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Re:Re:Windows Favourite Problem. That's a parasite issue.
by joeskys / May 1, 2004 1:25 AM PDT

Bob: I use the same plus Hijackthis-All work well with each other:) Joe R.

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Re:Re:Re:Windows Favourite Problem. That's a parasite issue.
by vexir / May 5, 2004 4:05 PM PDT

Yeah Spybot alone usually does the trick, otherwise you might want to try Bazooka, it doesnt get rid of it, but it is better at scanning and it gives you links to this place called Kephyr which gives excellent ways to remove it, like the registry keys and exe's and all that. I used that to get rid of IncrediFind, a major problem in my system lol..
http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html?source=appvisit

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Windows Favourite Problem. That's a parasite issue.
by JidsDB / June 5, 2004 4:52 AM PDT

well 1 of the best things u cud do 2 stop getting all of these stupid favourites, is install Mozilla, its another web browser like ie, but, since it was originally made for Linux, it is much, much better. for example, no matter what happens, YOU WILL KNOW about it, so if u go 2 a site where a popup usually comes up, say... http://www.mail2world.com, and the google toolbar DOES NOT block it but Mozilla does. also, it is possible to disable everything, so no cookies unless u want them, no history, no cache, not locator bar stuff, and bookmarks are only bookmarked if YOU bookmark them. u can also choose 2 allow popups from a particular site, so if u wanted 2 see the popups on hotmail.com, u can allow popups from ONLY that site. but dont just take my word for it, go 2 http://www.mozilla.org/ and see 4 urself... theres Mozilla, Mozilla FireFox, Thunderbird and another 1, personally i like Mozilla, but a few of my friends say that Firefox is better and faster... but either way, MOZILLA IS STILL BETTER THAN ie... or, if u need an absolute permanent solution, get rid of winblows all together, and use Linux.

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