Automatic favorites



Dave
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
How can I stop my laptop fromn generating automatic links in my favorites
folder ? I am at my wits end ! Every time I start up my computer and start
the internet , my favorites list has added some new links and additionally my
home page keeps changing - please help . I am getting sick and tired of this
and would be grateful for some help.
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Dave

gerryR
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
Sounds like you have some sort of spyware

Microsoft have a beta spyware removal tool that is pretty good, you could
try running that, another good one is spybot.

hth
gerryR


"Dave" <someone@example.com> wrote in message
news:B17D7F6F-77C5-40AD-AABF-1982AF03CD92@microsoft.com...
> How can I stop my laptop fromn generating automatic links in my favorites
> folder ? I am at my wits end ! Every time I start up my computer and start
> the internet , my favorites list has added some new links and additionally
> my
> home page keeps changing - please help . I am getting sick and tired of
> this
> and would be grateful for some help.
> --
> Dave

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
Dave,

Usually, this is a sign of malware. This is usually caused by malware /
viruses. Try Trend Micro's Sysclean package (free), it's capable of
eliminating keyloggers, trojans etc. Full instructions at:

Trend Micro Sysclean package
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=10820

The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Dave" <someone@example.com> wrote in message
news:B17D7F6F-77C5-40AD-AABF-1982AF03CD92@microsoft.com...
> How can I stop my laptop fromn generating automatic links in my favorites
> folder ? I am at my wits end ! Every time I start up my computer and start
> the internet , my favorites list has added some new links and additionally
> my
> home page keeps changing - please help . I am getting sick and tired of
> this
> and would be grateful for some help.
> --
> Dave

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:01 AM
MSantispy has an "Advanced tool" on it's menu to reset the browser.

MS Antispy software, and FAQ - Download MS anti-spyware beta :
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321cd7a2-6a57-4c57-a8bd-dbf62eda9671&displaylang=en and read the FAQ -
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"Dave" <someone@example.com> wrote in message news:B17D7F6F-77C5-40AD-AABF-1982AF03CD92@microsoft.com...
> How can I stop my laptop fromn generating automatic links in my favorites
> folder ? I am at my wits end ! Every time I start up my computer and start
> the internet , my favorites list has added some new links and additionally my
> home page keeps changing - please help . I am getting sick and tired of this
> and would be grateful for some help.
> --
> Dave


Automatic favorites