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  1. #1
    Brian
    Guest

    Default Rogue URL is still there

    Hi all!

    I posted a message a few days back regarding a rogue URL embedded in the background of my Address Bar.

    Whenever I type in the letters "to" it appears in the drop down box of my address bar.

    For example, I type in" www.to " and the following appears:
    www.topcities.com/a/b/?.jpeg (where a, b, and ?.jpeg are the rest of the URL)

    I've done everything I know to do (I've looked at FAQ 8b and done everything recommended in that FAQ). Is there somewhere in the registry that lists the ker to "?.jpeg" (I've searched for the key using "jpeg" but it comes up with nothing...)

    I'm on the verge of pulling my hair out!! :-)

    TIA,
    Brian

  2. #2
    godfather
    Guest

    Default Re: Rogue URL is still there

    To give a clue, is it one of "those" websites (one you would not want to visit knowingly..), as that domain is a free hosting site.

    This may clue people in, as it could have been malicious script on a "nasty" page, however if its about stamp collecting or the like, its unlikely to be a deliberate act and may be a problem in your browser setup.

  3. #3
    Brian
    Guest

    Default Re: Rogue URL is still there

    Hi!

    Yeah...seems to be a link to one of "those" sites...beats me how it got into my system...but I do know IT'S A PAIN IN THE BUTT!!

    I look forward to the day when I can get it off my sytem...

    TIA,
    Brian

  4. #4
    Susan B
    Guest

    Default Re: Rogue URL is still there

    Brian, you might like to try deleting your "hidden" files now:

    FAQ 9b

    Let us know how you get on. We haven't run out of tricks yet!

  5. #5
    godfather
    Guest

    Default Re: Rogue URL is still there

    Perhaps the most painless would be a re-install of Internet Explorer, to try to remove the problem.

    Its likely to be a malicious script has affected something.

  6. #6
    kiwibeat
    Guest

    Default Re: Rogue URL is still there

    I use PestPatrol and norton antivirus 2002 plus ad-aware , fix-It , and zonealarm pro plus windowwasher and popup killer all help inthe battle against these nasty spyware adware etc

  7. #7
    kiwibeat
    Guest

    Default Re: Rogue URL is still there

    Also use GoBack which when all else fails can restore my PC back as it was up to 4 days ago

  8. #8
    godfather
    Guest

    Default Re: Rogue URL is still there

    GoBack is unlikely to assist anyone in this case, as it could be much more than 4 days before you are aware of a problem. Anyway Win ME and XP have restore function.

  9. #9
    Brian
    Guest

    Default Re: Rogue URL is still there

    Hi Susan and all!

    I downloaded Spider, ran it...no joy :-(

    I tried the manual deletion...no joy :-(

    Next trick please...

    I really appreciate everybody's help!

    I've tried uninstalling IE but I have Windows 98 and it only allows me to revert back to a previous version, which I've tried...no joy :-(

    Thanx,
    Brian

  10. #10
    Jim B
    Guest

    Default Re: Rogue URL is still there

    Have you tried this.

    IE. Tools/Internet Options
    Click on Content Tab and select Autocomplete
    Click on Clear Forms
    You may also want to deselect the ticked boxes.
    Click OK

    Click on General Tab and Clear History again.

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