Unwanted Favourites & Toolbar

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I appear to have folders and subfolders in my Favourites list which i cannot
get rid of, ive tried right hand clicking but no options are available, ive
also tried organise favourites, can anyone help?

Also, i have an unwanted toolbar that pops up at the bottom of my screen
with things like Travel, Casino etc which i think the Favourites may be
linked in some way i have no idea how to find the source on my computer to
delete it. i regularly delete my cookies. Pls help!
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TT
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    --
    Don Kendrick



    "Teetee" wrote:

    > I appear to have folders and subfolders in my Favourites list which i cannot
    > get rid of, ive tried right hand clicking but no options are available, ive
    > also tried organise favourites, can anyone help?
    >
    > Also, i have an unwanted toolbar that pops up at the bottom of my screen
    > with things like Travel, Casino etc which i think the Favourites may be
    > linked in some way i have no idea how to find the source on my computer to
    > delete it. i regularly delete my cookies. Pls help!
    > --
    > TT

    If you are very familiar with the software loaded on your computer you can
    use add and remove programs in the control panel and remove software you
    didn't install or wasn't installed when you purchased you computer. If you
    nee further assistance post back here.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi Unrepper,

    Ive looked in the Add/Remove Progs, and there doesnt appear to be any dodgy
    things really only one that has a yellow question mark called " Microsoft XML
    Parser and SDK" everything else seems ok.

    TT


    "Unrepper" wrote:

    >
    > --
    > Don Kendrick
    >
    >
    >
    > "Teetee" wrote:
    >
    > > I appear to have folders and subfolders in my Favourites list which i cannot
    > > get rid of, ive tried right hand clicking but no options are available, ive
    > > also tried organise favourites, can anyone help?
    > >
    > > Also, i have an unwanted toolbar that pops up at the bottom of my screen
    > > with things like Travel, Casino etc which i think the Favourites may be
    > > linked in some way i have no idea how to find the source on my computer to
    > > delete it. i regularly delete my cookies. Pls help!
    > > --
    > > TT
    >
    > If you are very familiar with the software loaded on your computer you can
    > use add and remove programs in the control panel and remove software you
    > didn't install or wasn't installed when you purchased you computer. If you
    > nee further assistance post back here.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    You are infected with scumware/spyware/malware.

    Some of this does not apply if you have Windows XP SP2. If you do not have
    SP2, get it

    First. Make sure of these settings and nothing will install without you
    answering YES. (Except what may install as part of some other software.)
    Don't click YES if you don't know/trust the source.

    Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
    Make sure both of these are NOT checked.

    Enable Install On Demand (Internet Explorer)
    [[Specifies to automatically download and install Internet Explorer
    components if a Web page needs them in order to display the page properly or
    perform a particular task.]]

    Enable Install On Demand (Other)
    [[Specifies to automatically download and install Web components if a Web
    page needs them in order to display the page properly or perform a
    particular task.]]

    Apply | OK

    Enable Install On Demand (Other)
    Is part of the driveby downloading of unwanted programs. i.e. Scumware or
    whatever will install w/o you even being aware of it.
    -----

    Second. If you need a scan right now.

    Follow the instructions!
    THE PARASITE FIGHT QUICK FIX PROTOCOL
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php

    -----

    Third.
    It is known as scumware. Visit these sites. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are really good.
    Download, install, run, update and run again; one or all. They are all
    good, FREE utilities. Make sure you update every program, even if you
    just downloaded it. You must have the latest updates. Without updates,
    you have a gun without ammo. You also need to use more than one
    anti scumware program. One program will *not* catch everything.

    1) CWShredder ver. 1.59 direct download:
    http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip

    1a) CWShredder ver. 2.13 direct download:
    http://www.aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.zip

    2) SpywareBlaster
    [[SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from
    ever being installed.
    The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And
    SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.]]
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    3) Spybot S & D (More for the advanced user)
    http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?lang=en&page=download

    4) HijackThis (More for the advanced user)
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

    4a) HijackThis (direct download)
    http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip

    5) Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner v1.13
    http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html?source=appvisit

    6) ToolbarCop
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/toolbarcop.htm

    7) Ad-aware SE Personal
    http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/

    -----

    HijackThis log tutorial
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/htlogtutorial.html

    HijackThis Log Tutorial
    http://www.aumha.org/a/hjttutor.htm

    How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers & Spyware
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=42#warning

    How To Install Spybot Search and Destroy & a brief tutorial
    http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/index1.php

    HOW TO: Reconfigure Ad-aware for a Full Scan
    http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=5877

    -----

    MVPS HOSTS file is a free download from:
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/

    Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    -----

    Problems uninstalling? Here's some advice.
    http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/uninstallproblems.phtml

    Additional information & instructions.
    A wealth of information here, boys and girls.

    THE PARASITE FIGHT QUICK FIX PROTOCOL
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm

    THE PARASITE FIGHT
    Finding, Removing & Protecting Yourself From Scumware
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm

    Bugs, Glitches & Stuffups
    http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm

    Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;827315

    Spyware and Deceptive Software
    http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/twc/privacy/spyware.mspx?gssnb=1

    What you should know about spyware
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/spyware.asp

    Cleaning Up XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_c.htm#cleanup

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:AD5B62EC-B466-452D-9F55-FE6F18821798@microsoft.com,
    Teetee <Teetee@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > I appear to have folders and subfolders in my Favourites list which i
    > cannot get rid of, ive tried right hand clicking but no options are
    > available, ive also tried organise favourites, can anyone help?
    >
    > Also, i have an unwanted toolbar that pops up at the bottom of my screen
    > with things like Travel, Casino etc which i think the Favourites may be
    > linked in some way i have no idea how to find the source on my computer to
    > delete it. i regularly delete my cookies. Pls help!
    > --
    > TT
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "Teetee" <Teetee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6DEFC207-6445-4688-9A91-26337354E8A4@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Unrepper,
    >
    > Ive looked in the Add/Remove Progs, and there doesnt appear to be any
    > dodgy
    > things really only one that has a yellow question mark called " Microsoft
    > XML
    > Parser and SDK" everything else seems ok.
    >

    Then you need Spybot and Adaware.
    Spybot

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


    Adaware

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


    Install them, run the update function and then do a complete scan wuth both.


    HTH
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