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Old 09-27-01, 01:27 AM
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Help..friends computer goes to porn site when you hit search

Not sure what the prob is, because I am not there, but he hits the search button at the top of IE, and it goes to porn sites and has pop ups. I told him to run ad aware, and that did not fix it..I can not find any choice to fix it in internet options, and a virus check finds nothing...anyone know how to fix this? I told him not to surf porn site with java script on..but he does anyway.

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under xp there is an option in control panel to adjust this...not sure on what version your friend has
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I just sent him an email asking...I would guess a newer version
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5.50.4134.0600
Old 09-27-01, 01:32 AM
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well in windows xp its...start -> search -> on the internet -> set preferences or something like that
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Originally posted by foxdvd
I just sent him an email asking...I would guess a newer version
Ok we all get the whole "friend" thing...we know it's you....now come clean with the porn.
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not sure if that will help..I am sure he does not have XP
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Originally posted by LBPound23


Ok we all get the whole "friend" thing...we know it's you....now come clean with the porn.
LOL..I surf porn all the time..but I always surf with the Jscripting off..because I do not like pop ups.

It is not me, but I can not figure out to fix it..
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yeah, but older windows might have similar things
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on windows 98..there is no search choice after you hit start.
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ok wait..found it under start---find...

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LOL..even that did not work, but finally he turned off scripting, so it stoped the 100 pop ups, and then he was able to do it..thanks for the help
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You can try to go into Tools -> Internet Options -> Programs -> Reset Web Settings.

I don't know if that's going to work but it's worth a try.
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Another thing to try is clicking on the Search button, then in the little window that opens to the left click on "Customize" and play with the settings in the window that pops up.

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