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IE Infiltrated by spam.

By TeamKiller
Jul 6, 2003
  1. Well 1st off i hope this is the proper place to post this. If not, well sorry.

    Anyways here's the deal.

    Some how some way my browser (IE) has gotten polluted with some kinda spam type crap. I'm running a dual boot (WinME and Win2k) both are "infected".

    What I end up with is some kind of search toolbar named "bvlymoeastk" in my browser, a ton of crap assed folders and links in my favorites, very annoying popups, and redirection to some websearch page when going to pages I normally never had probs going to.

    So basically what I would like to know is, can this be removed and how? And do I have my security or something set too low?
    Believe me, I've learned over time not to clickie "yes" on the popups that normally lead to this, yet its happening. Why?

    Thx
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

  3. TeamKiller

    TeamKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried the adaware like 2 days ago. Did'nt work. Found a bunch of crap tho. Gonna read the thread. See if it helps. Gonna screwed that something can be added to your browser w/o your permission and u get stuck with it. Along with all the popup spam and background processes running that keep pumpin it in. I suppose I could kill some start up stuff. But I dont want a fix I WANT IT GONE! =]
     
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    Clear history, delete cookies, customize toolbar and remove stuff, etc.

    (A little off) You were looking at porn huh? It's ok your secret is safe here. ;) (if you were'nt, sorry for the assumption, and just messin with ya)
     
  5. TeamKiller

    TeamKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter

    By all means YES! It was teh pr0n! Porn rules, hands down.

    Actually I was somewhere quite harmless at the time of the occurance. But yeah I've deleted history and all that. Still no go.
    Hey does anyone know where to go in Win2k that lets me do a selective start up? Tried the msconfig like 98, but that does'nt work.
     
  6. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 1,040

    On XP it's msconfig, I'm not too sure about 2k.
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

  8. TeamKiller

    TeamKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sweet! The config link gizmo thing rules.....

    The search is your friend..... not too sure bout that one ;)

    Gonna go investigate my start up + a few other things. Hope I can rid my rig from this crap.
     
  9. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745


    He is just telling you to use the search feature on the site. We have solved MANY MANY problems here and all are still on the site somewhere, so you can search for them. That is how he found you the link to the win 2000 msconfig program.
     
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    That's because IE's default security settings, ActiveX is allowed to do a lot of things.. but if you disable them, sites that require scripting won't work properly. Solution: Use a browser that is not that integrated into the operating system :giddy:
     
  11. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    :D I love reading your comments about different OS's One of these times it is going to get me to switch.
     
     
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