Unwanted desktop icons

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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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  1. 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

    --


    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
  2. 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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