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Old 04-21-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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My father in law opened an email the other day and clicked a link (I know, Ive tried to tell him) and it took him to a porn site...now this is on his work laptop, and he has three different porn sites in his favorites folder that when deleted, come right back after he starts up again. I cant find a trace of these anywhere and was wondering if you guys could tell me how to get these out of his favorites for GOOD?

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Old 04-21-2004, 12:59 PM   #2
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OK, try searching the registry for them. There will be a program under that startup menu that keeps adding these favorites. Or check in msconfig (Start > Run, type msconfig.
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Old 04-21-2004, 01:46 PM   #3
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Two problems with this...

1. I type msconfig in the run box and it gives anerror. Windows 2000 machine

2. I have clue what Im looking for in the registry.

Anymore help?
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: porn sites in the favorites folder..and cant be deleted

i won't tell you how to do it. that's just making you seem worse than a "newbie". i will tell you that every peice of data is stored in a file, hidden or not. you will find it.
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what you are experienceing is probably adware
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