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desmondo
28-09-2002, 01:48 AM
I recently found out that my computer was used to view some pornographic material and as a result a rather objectionable pop-up rears it's ugly head(generally of naked women). This happens every time I connect to the internet. I have children and would like some advice on how to stop this 'crap' from appearing on my screen. It is getting to the stage where I am afraid to go online when the kids are around in fear of an inappropriate pop-up manifesting it's ugly self.

(The matter of how the pornographic material was viewed on my computer has been severely dealt to)

Jim B
28-09-2002, 08:21 AM
Sound as if your homepage has been hijacked.
Try resetting your homepage first.
With IE open Select Tools/Internet options
Delete the homepage address showing and type in the address you want.
Click Apply and OK

If it keeps resetting to the other one try this, if it does not fix the problem have a look at FAQ 8b

First, use Internet Explorer's Internet Options dialog box to reset your home and search pages back to what they were before.

Next, select Start, choose Run, type msconfig, and press Enter. Click the Startup tab. In the resulting list, look for a command with either the word 'regedit' or '.reg' in it (the command Zorko found was 'C:\Windows\regedit.exe/s C\Windows\System\radB9819.tmp'). When you find it, uncheck it, then click OK.

That's probably all you need to do, but to be safe, it wouldn't hurt to delete the file mentioned in that line. Don't delete regedit.exe - you need that - but delete the other file referenced there. And it wouldn't hurt to edit the Registry, searching for and removing all references to the offending site.

sam m
28-09-2002, 09:02 AM
Also download this little gem Adaware (http://download.com.com/3000-2094-10121984.html?tag=lst-0-2) and run to clear out all the gremlins (aka spyware) that are probably lurking inside computer.

sam m