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October 14, 2004 1:51:06 PM

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After i downloaded SP2 when I turn on my computer it goes from the desktop to
launching my browser to a web site. When i close the web site and return to
desktop and launch browser it goes to my home page as set in Internet
Options. I have looked at msconfig startup tab but can't figure which I am
suppose to uncheck ... if that is where the problem is. I just want to see
my desktop upon turning the computer on.
Anonymous
October 14, 2004 4:25:49 PM

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"Charlie" <Charlie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1E69AD71-41B6-47F2-B102-647BCAFDD894@microsoft.com...
> After i downloaded SP2 when I turn on my computer it goes from the desktop
to
> launching my browser to a web site. When i close the web site and return
to
> desktop and launch browser it goes to my home page as set in Internet
> Options. I have looked at msconfig startup tab but can't figure which I
am
> suppose to uncheck ... if that is where the problem is. I just want to
see
> my desktop upon turning the computer on.

The going to a specific web site suggests that spyware may be the problem
here; it just happened to be coincidental with the SP-2 download. Download
and run the following Spyware clean-up programs; the first three and Pest
Patrol are free (One may ask for a donation--your choice.):

adaware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

cwshredder http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

spyware blaster http://www.webattack.com/dlnow/rdir.dll?id=105693

hijackthis
http://computercops.biz/article-5199-nested-0-0.html

Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner
http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10247783.html

Pest Patrol Free Pest Scanner
http://www.pestscan.com/ScanOrTrial.asp


For some other useful removal tools
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

Also do a full virus scan.

What one doesn't get, the others should.

Malv
October 14, 2004 7:15:26 PM

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Okay, I did what you have sugested but I still am being directed to teh same
web site. Any other ideas and thank you for your help thus far.

"Malvern" wrote:

>
> "Charlie" <Charlie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1E69AD71-41B6-47F2-B102-647BCAFDD894@microsoft.com...
> > After i downloaded SP2 when I turn on my computer it goes from the desktop
> to
> > launching my browser to a web site. When i close the web site and return
> to
> > desktop and launch browser it goes to my home page as set in Internet
> > Options. I have looked at msconfig startup tab but can't figure which I
> am
> > suppose to uncheck ... if that is where the problem is. I just want to
> see
> > my desktop upon turning the computer on.
>
> The going to a specific web site suggests that spyware may be the problem
> here; it just happened to be coincidental with the SP-2 download. Download
> and run the following Spyware clean-up programs; the first three and Pest
> Patrol are free (One may ask for a donation--your choice.):
>
> adaware
> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
>
> spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download
>
> cwshredder http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download
>
> spyware blaster http://www.webattack.com/dlnow/rdir.dll?id=105693
>
> hijackthis
> http://computercops.biz/article-5199-nested-0-0.html
>
> Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner
> http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10247783.html
>
> Pest Patrol Free Pest Scanner
> http://www.pestscan.com/ScanOrTrial.asp
>
>
> For some other useful removal tools
> http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
>
> Also do a full virus scan.
>
> What one doesn't get, the others should.
>
> Malv
>
>
>
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Anonymous
October 15, 2004 5:13:27 PM

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Only other thing I can think of (and almost suggested in first post) is to
check your Startup folders for a shortcut to IE. I never experienced this,
but it is possible a shortcut could be located in one which can have
direction to a specific webpage, like what they do in Favorites. Other
ideas out there ? This is all I can come up with; an MVP I ain't.

Malv

"Charlie" <Charlie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0B8A64A5-9339-4C4A-B1BC-448C1EED1C3C@microsoft.com...
> Okay, I did what you have sugested but I still am being directed to teh
same
> web site. Any other ideas and thank you for your help thus far.
>
> "Malvern" wrote:
>
> >
> > "Charlie" <Charlie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:1E69AD71-41B6-47F2-B102-647BCAFDD894@microsoft.com...
> > > After i downloaded SP2 when I turn on my computer it goes from the
desktop
> > to
> > > launching my browser to a web site. When i close the web site and
return
> > to
> > > desktop and launch browser it goes to my home page as set in Internet
> > > Options. I have looked at msconfig startup tab but can't figure which
I
> > am
> > > suppose to uncheck ... if that is where the problem is. I just want
to
> > see
> > > my desktop upon turning the computer on.
> >
> > The going to a specific web site suggests that spyware may be the
problem
> > here; it just happened to be coincidental with the SP-2 download.
Download
> > and run the following Spyware clean-up programs; the first three and
Pest
> > Patrol are free (One may ask for a donation--your choice.):
> >
> > adaware
> > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
> >
> > spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download
> >
> > cwshredder http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download
> >
> > spyware blaster http://www.webattack.com/dlnow/rdir.dll?id=105693
> >
> > hijackthis
> > http://computercops.biz/article-5199-nested-0-0.html
> >
> > Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner
> > http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10247783.html
> >
> > Pest Patrol Free Pest Scanner
> > http://www.pestscan.com/ScanOrTrial.asp
> >
> >
> > For some other useful removal tools
> > http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
> >
> > Also do a full virus scan.
> >
> > What one doesn't get, the others should.
> >
> > Malv
> >
> >
> >
October 18, 2004 9:45:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

That was it! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I found it, deleted it and
all is as it should be. You're a good person ... I would buy you lunch if I
could!

"Malvern" wrote:

> Only other thing I can think of (and almost suggested in first post) is to
> check your Startup folders for a shortcut to IE. I never experienced this,
> but it is possible a shortcut could be located in one which can have
> direction to a specific webpage, like what they do in Favorites. Other
> ideas out there ? This is all I can come up with; an MVP I ain't.
>
> Malv
>
> "Charlie" <Charlie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0B8A64A5-9339-4C4A-B1BC-448C1EED1C3C@microsoft.com...
> > Okay, I did what you have sugested but I still am being directed to teh
> same
> > web site. Any other ideas and thank you for your help thus far.
> >
> > "Malvern" wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > "Charlie" <Charlie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:1E69AD71-41B6-47F2-B102-647BCAFDD894@microsoft.com...
> > > > After i downloaded SP2 when I turn on my computer it goes from the
> desktop
> > > to
> > > > launching my browser to a web site. When i close the web site and
> return
> > > to
> > > > desktop and launch browser it goes to my home page as set in Internet
> > > > Options. I have looked at msconfig startup tab but can't figure which
> I
> > > am
> > > > suppose to uncheck ... if that is where the problem is. I just want
> to
> > > see
> > > > my desktop upon turning the computer on.
> > >
> > > The going to a specific web site suggests that spyware may be the
> problem
> > > here; it just happened to be coincidental with the SP-2 download.
> Download
> > > and run the following Spyware clean-up programs; the first three and
> Pest
> > > Patrol are free (One may ask for a donation--your choice.):
> > >
> > > adaware
> > > http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
> > >
> > > spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download
> > >
> > > cwshredder http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download
> > >
> > > spyware blaster http://www.webattack.com/dlnow/rdir.dll?id=105693
> > >
> > > hijackthis
> > > http://computercops.biz/article-5199-nested-0-0.html
> > >
> > > Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner
> > > http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10247783.html
> > >
> > > Pest Patrol Free Pest Scanner
> > > http://www.pestscan.com/ScanOrTrial.asp
> > >
> > >
> > > For some other useful removal tools
> > > http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
> > >
> > > Also do a full virus scan.
> > >
> > > What one doesn't get, the others should.
> > >
> > > Malv
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
!