|By Rocks on Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 02:46 am:|
I've been finding several (6 or more) selfloading german, russian, spanish, & ukrainian porn sites when I log on to my cable isp. Sometimes there are as many as 16 icons on the task bar, some duplicated. I find them on the favorites,aka bookmarks,and other areas. It cuts into my learning time due to the time it takes to eradicate these electronic roaches. As much as this ol'curmudgeon might like to melt their motherboards,I'll be satisfied if I can keep them out. Permanently! I've gone in & cleared & deleted favorites,drives,etc & emptied the trash.What am I missing? 'Lectronic Lysol? Thanks for any aid rendered. Rocks
|By helen on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 - 07:57 pm:|
i have the same problem except mine are french
sum1 plz tell us how to get rid of 'em!!!!!!!! Its really buggin!
|By dreuby on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 - 09:15 pm:|
I'd make a loud complaint to your ISP!
|By Rocks on Tuesday, July 23, 2002 - 10:53 pm:|
Thanks,drueby, but Comcast is "not responsible." I've gone into My Computer/Control Panel/Internet Options to reset the default home page to Comcast but since it is a cable isp there is no phone # to dial up to.
And Helen, I'm glad you only have one nationality to try & translate. I'm 1/2 afraid they will switch commands on the boxes because I can't read russian & I don't EVEN want to think of the mess I'll be in then! Take care out there. Rocks
|By Anonymous on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 - 01:19 am:|
I'm assuming you are running windows 98??
You say that these are selfloading, this is just a guess - go to start/run and type in msconfig click OK, on the next screen click on the startup tab take a look to see if there is anything there that resembles the german, russian, spanish, & ukrainian porn sites. If you find something uncheck it, you will have to restart your PC.
P.S. Be careful what you uncheck
Hope this helps
|By Rocks on Saturday, August 17, 2002 - 12:12 pm:|
To Anon.Sorry not to have gotten back sooner, had to make a living.My wife tells me we have 2k,not 98, & she tried your suggestion but it wouldn't work.Lolita (Achtung!) still inviting herself in,though not as much as before.Thanks for the suggestion. Rocks
|By Josh Lowe on Monday, August 19, 2002 - 08:40 pm:|
A program (or programs) is running when you start windows. What it does is continually attempt to access the internet. Once you connect, it detects that you are connected, then brings the windows to your screen.
I don't think msconfig can be used on windows 2000, but you can still make some inroads into the problem.
Follow the steps I have listed to try and remove the nuisance:
1. Click start, programs, startup. What is listed there? If there is anything suspicious, remove it. Right click on it, and choose DELETE.
|By Josh Lowe on Monday, August 19, 2002 - 08:43 pm:|
2. Click start/run. Type in "regedit" without the quotes and hit enter. This will open up a window with folders to navigate through. Navigate to the following folders, one at a time. Each time you click on one listed below, look at the right side of the window. See anything listed that looks suspicious? DON"T DELETE ANYTHING THAT YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT IT IS. Post back with questions on anything listed before deleting. But, delete anything that looks like it might be causing this issue by looking at these folders in the registry:
|By Josh Lowe on Monday, August 19, 2002 - 08:50 pm:|
(The "windows" folder listed in the previous post may be called "WinNT" or "WindowsNT" instead, I don't remember.)
3. Once you have done that, restart. You will then want to run "ad-aware" to get it to clear any other settings or hidden programs that may be causing these and other problems. You can download it free here:
Once downloaded, open it and install it. It will put an icon on your desktop. Double-click it, and click the check box on the left side for "my computer". Second, click the "scan now" button on the right.
Once the scan is complete, hit the "continue" button. Now, Put a check mark in EVERY box that is in the list. Hit continue, and click "yes" to confirm. It will delete all of the leftover junk.
restart pc. Surf porn-window free (hopefully).
(posting rarely these days)
|By Chuck Swett on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 02:28 am:|
Dates tell me that this is an old conversation, but I am being flooded with "penis enlargement" "Cheap meds" and a variety of other spam. I am on dialup and get charged for the mail that comes into the server, which is getting a lot more expensive than the regular service. How can I get this spam blocked before it gets to the IPS?
|By dreuby on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 10:30 am:|
The only sure way is to change your email address, and delete your old one - not very convenient! And your new address will soon be hunted out by these beastly spambots.
Two-thirds of my email is spam. I changed to an ISP that gives me a flat-rate charge per month, with a free-phone number (0800 here in the UK). Then I use MailWasher to delete the stuff before I download it. I'm online a lot, so it pays for me to have the monthly package.
Check with you ISP and see if they provide a package that will allow you to do something similar - and then see if it would work out cheaper to do that. You could also ask if they have a spam filter that you can set up on your account. I don't have one on mine, because I'd rather not risk losing business email through filters. But if it's for personal use, you might find it useful.
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