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Old 07-05-02, 02:45 PM
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Deleting Unwanted Porn

Figured this would be a good place to give a shout out for some help.

It seems that some porn has somehow been permanently stored on my hard drive. I've tried all the tricks - deleting cookies, history, etc - available through internet options and nothing is working.

Does anyone know what I can do to get rid of these addresses that are popping up in my address bar?

Thanks
Old 07-05-02, 02:50 PM
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(removed link to site which apparently doesn't have the solution).

I'm still looking.

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I would try running adaware too. Maybe it's a spyware program embedded in your pc.

Just a thought...
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Thanks for the help, guys. It seems that there is nothing posted on The Hun today about this (at least that I can see).

What is adware?
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adware removes spyware from your system.

Q: What is spyware?

A: The term "Spyware" covers advertising systems which secretly uses your internet connection to
download banner-ads or send various user data to a third parties server - with or without knowledge of the user.
These companies build user profiles for statistical data, or they sell it to third parties to do target advertising.
Often an attractive "Free" host application is used to transport the parasite.
Nearly all spyware systems hide their intentions (Gathering user specific information) behind a nice privacy policy,
shown during or before the installation of their (customers) software.Anyway, it is like the "fine print on the back of the ceiling".
In our experience most of the time people where not aware of the fact that they install an advertising parasite when they
installed the so called "freeware" application.When you decide to uninstall the host application (the freeware),
the spyware will remain active on your system.
This so called "freeware" is not free at all, it may cost your privacy or at least bandwidth and cpu resources.
Since no trojan \ virusscanner scans for them, it is not trivial to remove them entirely or even detect them.

The above is from the FAQ of Lavasoft Ad-aware which I use and can be downloaded here: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/downloads.html
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I suppose that it could be spyware, but I'm not sure

I'll give that a try and see. Any other suggestions?
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Unwanted porn? What's that?
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Originally posted by kenny79
Unwanted porn? What's that?
This is the problem with a thread like this. You have to get to it right away to be the first to post the best answer.
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What happened? Did you go to lop.com and manage to install their software? That stuff's so insidious, the only I could do was format my computer and start over.
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Tell Mom there are nearby hotels, very comfortable and not very expensive.
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the definition of "Unwanted porn" is the type that doesn't disappear when you choose to delete it.

I haven't downloaded anything other than Vividence, and maybe something similar in nature, so I'm not sure how this happened.

Keep those suggestions coming. I'm trying everything.

Travis
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Isn't there like a pound where you can pick up stray porn that nobody else wants?
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Originally posted by Heat
(removed link to site which apparently doesn't have the solution).

I'm still looking.
THANKS! I'll keep checking in.
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Originally posted by kenny79
Unwanted porn? What's that?
An oxymoron!
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Warning using the registry editor can be horribly bad. You could screw up your operating system, don't come crying to me if you screw everything up... blah blah blah...

What you are looking to eliminate is (under windows98) located in the following registry key

HK_USERS/Default/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/TypedURLs

Just kill the keys that you want to eliminate.

I'm sure it's a similiar key for Windows 2000 and XP but I don't have access to either OS right now to check.

You could try searching the registry for one of the URL's you want to get rid of and that should lead you to where you need to go.
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Originally posted by kenny79
Unwanted porn? What's that?
Maybe (like me) he has a snoopy wife that looks for "ammunition"
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If its a windows box with IE install TweakUI and go the the 'Paranoia' tab. You can clear everything you'd want to from there

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Slash and burn, baby! Format and re-install Windows.
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Originally posted by kenny79
Unwanted porn? What's that?
That's exactly what I was going to say!
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Originally posted by GMLSKIS


That's exactly what I was going to say!
Ya pervert!
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I think maybe this belongs in the computer forum.

But, if you're using Windows 2000 and Internet Explorer, log in as Administrator (not a user that is an administrator, it must be the Administrator user, I think) and delete the History and Temporary Internet Files folders from c:\documents and settings\your user name\local settings\ Note that some of those folders are hidden and/or system folders. You may have to do some permissions modifications (Properties/Attributes) to get Windows 2000 to let you delete these folders. Windows 2000 will then recreate them as necessary, but all your "unwanted" porn should be gone.

If you're not using Windows 2000 or Internet Explorer, none of the above may be accurate. Or maybe it is.
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Originally posted by just_al
Warning using the registry editor can be horribly bad. You could screw up your operating system, don't come crying to me if you screw everything up... blah blah blah...

What you are looking to eliminate is (under windows98) located in the following registry key

HK_USERS/Default/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/TypedURLs

Just kill the keys that you want to eliminate.

I'm sure it's a similiar key for Windows 2000 and XP but I don't have access to either OS right now to check.

You could try searching the registry for one of the URL's you want to get rid of and that should lead you to where you need to go.
Actually tried this just-al, but no bones.

Thanks to everyone for helping me out. I actually downloaded a trial version of Web Eraser, and it seems to have done the trick. I had actually tried a few different trial downloads, and this is the only one that worked.

So, for those of you surfing pr0n, I suggest Web Eraser for cleaning it out.
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Originally posted by Buford T Pusser


Ya pervert!
It takes one to know one ! :-)
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try using a program called supercleaner. It will clean lots of things off your system. That with adware get 99% of everything I don't want
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If you mean they show up when you start typing an address in the address bar, then do this:

Start-->Control Panel-->Internet Options-->Content Tab-->AutoComplete-->Uncheck all options in the Auto Complete section, then clear all passwords & forms.

If this isn't what you were talking about, then all I have to say is...unwanted pr0n??

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