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Anonymous
December 30, 2004 6:31:04 AM

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Can anyone please advise how I can remove unwanted desktop icons such as
poker, casino travel which open up search web pages.

The right click will not work to allow me to delete.

Many thanks,

Leighton

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Anonymous
December 30, 2004 2:36:43 PM

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

Hi

Please try these programs to check for any spyware that may be on your
system:

Ad-Aware - www.lavasoftusa.com
Spybot - http://www.safer-networking.org/
CWShredder - http://forum.aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.zip
Spy Sweeper - www.webroot.com

Try SpyWareBlaster to stop intrusions:

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Also see the following links:

http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/spyware.asp

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Will Denny
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"LT" <LT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:284AEA1E-FADA-4A63-A750-C1B9290DFB15@microsoft.com...
> Can anyone please advise how I can remove unwanted desktop icons such as
> poker, casino travel which open up search web pages.
>
> The right click will not work to allow me to delete.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Leighton
Anonymous
December 30, 2004 2:36:44 PM

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

Many thanks for your reply.

I used the WINPATROL program to identify the exe file and then removed it
from the start up.

I also have some annoying search bar at the bottom of my IE page....can you
advise on how to remove this ??

Leighton

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Please try these programs to check for any spyware that may be on your
> system:
>
> Ad-Aware - www.lavasoftusa.com
> Spybot - http://www.safer-networking.org/
> CWShredder - http://forum.aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.zip
> Spy Sweeper - www.webroot.com
>
> Try SpyWareBlaster to stop intrusions:
>
> http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
>
> Also see the following links:
>
> http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/spyware.asp
>
> --
>
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "LT" <LT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:284AEA1E-FADA-4A63-A750-C1B9290DFB15@microsoft.com...
> > Can anyone please advise how I can remove unwanted desktop icons such as
> > poker, casino travel which open up search web pages.
> >
> > The right click will not work to allow me to delete.
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > Leighton
>
>
>
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