evil nephews and my IE7 in XP Pro

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by mrSmiles, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. mrSmiles

    mrSmiles Guest

    hello, im using XP Pro, not Vista, but this is the only forum i could find so
    here is my XP Pro question.
    my nephew stayed the weekend and had access to my laptop. now when i begin a
    URL address in IE7 i get as far as "w-" when suddenly im deluged with the
    dubious opportunity to visit 'fetishgallery-' blah blah blah, im sure you get
    the idea. im not a 'porn guy', but apparently my young nephew is. now, i
    really dont like being in a business meeting and trying to access a website
    while simultaneously denying any knowledge of this 'fetishgallery'. gah!
    how do i eliminate these instant URL address prompts from my comp? i
    uninstalled and reinstalled IE7, but that didnt matter. so then where are
    these renegade URL addresses stored on my laptop so i may delete them and
    return to normalcy. i do not wish to reformat my laptop. that being said, if
    i need to reformat (no no no!), how do i backup my contacts in Outlook
    Express?
    thank you for any help in this regard. now if only someone could tell me how
    to return my nephew for a refund...
     
    mrSmiles, Nov 18, 2007
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  2. mrSmiles

    mrSmiles Guest

    i have found the appopriate forum for my question, please delete this post at
    your convenience, thank you :)
     
    mrSmiles, Nov 18, 2007
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  3. Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
    Web pages.
    Help with malware:
    All MS-MVP Sites.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
    whose ads for malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince
    you that you owe it to the author. See also:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
    Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
    what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
    of.
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Nov 18, 2007
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