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Old 01-03-2004, 07:48 PM
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I picked something up on my computer that keeps changing my home page and gives me an annoying pop up every time I go on OSO. I have Black Ice, Panda anti virus and ad aware and it still got through. I have done a couple of scans with ad aware and it does not pick it up. Any help would be appreciated.
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What home page are you picking up, Sometimes you can do a search in the program files it could of been a blind download from a site. BTW give me a call if you get a chance.
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How to get rid of that specific popup (after all other avenues have been exhausted). Assumes that you have Internet Explorer:

1.) Open History (History button in taskbar, or View > Explorer Bar > History, or ctl-H)

2.) Set "View" to "By Order Visited Today" - the culprits will float to the top.

3.) Now right-click on the unwanted link in histrory. Properties. Look in "Internet Address" Say, the address there is "http://www.thisnastysite.vu/gotcha/thishurts.asp?humdrum" - Copy just the "http://www.thisnastysite.vu" part.

4.) Tools > Internet Options > Security > Restricted > Sites > Add this site to the zone: Paste in the domain, in this case "http://www.thisnastysite.vu" Add. Ok.

5.) Repeat as often as necessary. There usually are several, one calls the other. Get 'em all & lock them out.

Now, they won't bother you no more.

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Go to www dot lavasoft dot nu and download their free software called ad-aware. (sorry, it would not let me post the URL since I am a newbie to OSO). It should remove all popup software, spyware, etc. Great little tool. The ad-aware plus is also worth the $25 to help stop popups as you cruise the web.

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Thanks everyone. I got rid of the pop up but I still can`t make it stop hijjacking my home page.
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We get one every once in a while that opens both the cd rom and cdrw drives and then says that the drives are open and then changes the homepage. It is a pain in the ass but it only happens every once in a while.
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Usually there is a download Roger depending on the site you can find it, delete and reset the homepage.
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Mine was doing the same thing, I have windows XP and did a system restore to a earlier date when it wasn't doing it and that fixed it.
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I just did a system restore and that took care of the problem. Thanks to everyone for the help. Every time I have a problem with this thing I learn a little more about it. I knew I could count on My OSO brothers and sisters to have an answer!
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