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|By Fernando on Monday, November 06, 2000 - 08:59 am:|
The other I was searching the net and by mistake
click in a pornographic site.As soon as I close that site other pornographic site starting showing up.The more I close the more sites I got, until I manage to close them all.Later one when I check my favorites I realize that 2 of those sites were in my favorites.I delete those sites from my favorites but every time I start my computer they keep showing up in my favorites again and I can not get rid of them. Can anyone help please
|By Richard Fullerton on Monday, November 06, 2000 - 07:44 pm:|
Go to Start/programs/accessories/system tools/Disk cleanup. Click on disk cleanup and it will show a small window asking what drive you want to clean, in my case it is "C" (harddrive), that will open another window where you can choose by putting check marks in everything you want to get rid of. The only one you have to be careful of is the Recycle Bin (unless you are ready to permanently get rid of everything in your recycle bin) The other three items- Temporary Internet Files- Downloaded Files-Temporary Files can all be safely cleaned. As you put a checkmark in each one, you can look at the bottom of the window and it will tell you what you are getting rid of. I completely clean everything at least once a week and never have any problems. As I understand it, the things in there are supposed to make it faster to load a page because of "Cookies" and/or "Applets" that have been deposited there every time that you go to a page on the internet. I am not an expert, so this definition may not be 100%, but I do know that it works just fine for me. Kind of embarrassing when your computer opens on a porn site isn't it? :o)
|By Fernando on Tuesday, November 07, 2000 - 12:39 pm:|
Thank you Richard
I do everything you said on the regular basis and I've deleted those sites a few times from my Favorites and get ride of them, but the next time I start my they show up again on my Favorites.
Maybe someone knows the answer
|By Jamie McArdle on Tuesday, November 07, 2000 - 07:09 pm:|
OK, there's a few things you need to do to get rid of this.
What's happening is that a program has been installed on your computer that is writing those URL's to your favorites folder every time you start up. So we need to identify it. Go to Start/Run, type "Msconfig" (no quotes) and then click Start Up. Look for anything that mentions c:\windows\favorites and untick the box next to it. Then reboot and check to see if the dodgy sites are still there.
That's the easy solution. Now let's try another possibility.
Invasive programming sometimes relies on you clicking "Yes" when really you should have clicked "No". So, it's possible you've installed something by accident. Go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/Add Remove Programs and look for anything that looks unfamiliar - especially something that carries the name of the sites you're having problems with. Highlight it then follow the instructions to remove it.
If the above doesn't work, things get slightly more complicated. But, don't worry, there's more expertise on this board than those idiots ever had access to. Just repost if it doesn't work and we'll take the next step.
You're not the first to experience the "Marketing Expertise" of these morons, so don't concern ypurself, we'll fix it.
|By Fernando on Tuesday, November 07, 2000 - 09:39 pm:|
Regarding your message posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2000 - 12:09 PM
I tried the Msconf and the Start Up and I couldn't find the c:\windows\favorites box.Also I tried the Add Remove programs and everything there is familiar to me.
Your Help is greatly appreciated
|By Jamie McArdle on Wednesday, November 08, 2000 - 05:47 am:|
OK, next step is what's known as a Clean Boot. Delete the offending sites from favorites. Run msconfig again and click the General tab. Click Selective StartUp and then unclick all of the items under it (Winstart.bat will be greyed out). Reboot. Are they still there? If they are, we need to try something else. But, if they aren't it means they weren't loaded, so we need to find out where they're hiding.
What you need to do now is run msconfig/general/selective start up and click Process config.sys file. Reboot. Are they there yet?
Repeat the above process with each of the tick boxes until you find the offending files have reappeared (don't untick the ones you've already ticked). Whichever of the boxes you ticked just prior to their reappearing is the part of the start up process they're hiding in. Post back and we'll take it from there.
BTW, your screen will look a little odd during this process. Once you've identified where they're hiding, just re-tick all the boxes and it'll go back to normal (if you've removed any programs from the startup tab, you'll have to do that again manually)
|By Anonymous on Saturday, November 11, 2000 - 03:48 pm:|
i installed ntlworld on my computer to get the free internet,it conflicted with my explorer and email programms so was advised to take it off, i still use the same dial up numberr forr the internet but could you tell me how i can change the 2 hour cut off time to stay on longer if this is possible Thank you for your time.
|By dreuby on Saturday, November 11, 2000 - 06:58 pm:|
I stopped using their Gearbox because it made everything crash! You can't getround the 2hour cut-off as it's part of their contract with you. You can avoid it by using a dial-up program that you can set to auto re-dial - I use AFD dialler, a free program. When ntl: cut me off, it re-dials. I use a download mangaer (Godzilla) so that if it disconnects during a download I can restart from where I was.
|By Fernando on Thursday, November 23, 2000 - 09:24 am:|
Regarding your message posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2000 - 10:47 PM
I was away for 2 weeks and I just want to
thank you for your help. Everything is ok now
|By Ajit V Damle on Saturday, April 07, 2001 - 02:51 am:|
All of a sudden this morning without my making any changes to my system my MSIE 5.01 browser opens at 1/10 its normal size. I have to maximise it each time a new IE 5.01 window is spawned. I have been unable to find anything in 'Internet Options' to fix the problem.
|By Josh Lowe on Monday, April 09, 2001 - 11:07 am:|
This is a weird "feature" of IE. It remembers how large your window was last time, so that you don't have to resize it each time you start your browser. However, when your last window to close is small, it remembers that size.
The problem is, for some reason, maximizing the window does not fix the window size. So, you can't maximize it to get it to work properly.
Open your browser window. Next, drag on the bottom right corner until the window fills the screen (or however large you want it). Then, surf to a site or two. Then close your window. Double-click IE again. It should remember the position of the screen and open at that size.
Once you do that a couple times, try maximizing your window, then closing it. You may have to do this a few times...but I believe IE will eventually pick it up and start maximized again.
|By Brian on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 03:23 pm:|
Still using Netscape Navigator 3.01, but want to
upgrade and still use Netscape. Can I go to the
recent versions or do I have to upgrade more sequentially, i.e. 4,5,6. Tried upgrading once
before but lost mail so went back to 3.01. My
operating system is Windows 95.
Any ways to make upgrade smooth?
|By Josh Lowe on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 04:50 pm:|
Brian, you can jump right to 6.2 if you want. It is a major difference from your old netscape, but many of the new web stuff is implemented in it. And 6.2 is very stable, you shouldn't have it crashing on you at all.
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