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Old 05/08/2004, 6:53 PM
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Question Tech Support for the Technologically Challenged

Every time I log on to Internet Explorer, I keep getting this wierd home page that I didn't choose. And every time I try to change it, it just stays the same. What can I do to get rid of this home page?

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Old 05/08/2004, 6:58 PM
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You have spyware. a program to get rid of it is Spybot Search and destory

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Old 05/08/2004, 6:58 PM
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You got Hijacked. Its where a trojan or something gets into your computer and basically ****s with your start page.......


First things first..........Download Cool Web Shredder.......I did and run it......its free. It will take it away...........Secondly go to Control Panel then Internet Options then somewhere in there you can type in the home page you want to use.........

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Old 05/08/2004, 7:00 PM
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First things first..........Download Cool Web Shredder.......I did and run it......its free. It will take it away...........Secondly go to Control Panel then Internet Options then somewhere in there you can type in the home page you want to use.........
1) Where can I download Cool Web Shredder?
2) Do I try that afterwards?

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Old 05/08/2004, 7:02 PM
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Here:

http://freewarearena.org/PHPNuke/mod...l_Web_Shredder


After you've downloaded it and run it. Then do the thing in the Control Panel.

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Old 05/08/2004, 7:30 PM
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Also, to keep your self protected do what I do, I have an antivirus and a firewall running. It helps a lot. I use AVG antivirus (www.grisoft.com ) and Zonealarm Firewall (www.zonelabs.com )

They are both free to use and I don't mean trial version...they are completely free. Which is awesome.

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Old 05/08/2004, 8:26 PM
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Lightbulb You guys are the greatest...

Newt007, I already have spybot search and destroy, but thanks anyway. Scorpiogrrl, I downloaded that web blaster thing and it was surprisingly fast. And LeachC, I'm downloading the firewall right now. Thanx

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Old 05/08/2004, 8:36 PM
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Old 05/08/2004, 9:50 PM
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Default Re: You guys are the greatest...

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Newt007, I already have spybot search and destroy, but thanks anyway. Scorpiogrrl, I downloaded that web blaster thing and it was surprisingly fast. And LeachC, I'm downloading the firewall right now. Thanx

Sweet.........Hopefully it will take everything away...........It did for me.

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Old 05/08/2004, 11:49 PM
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I had my home page hijacked a while back, and had to do research on it, b/c Norton's wasn't detecting it. Apparently, this hijack was relatively new at the time, and it wasn't until the next LiveUpdate of my virus definitions that it detected it. Was kinda pissed, b/c I would change the settings of my home page back to my choice, and it'd stick for a day or two, and back it went to the hijacked page.

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Old 05/09/2004, 4:30 PM
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I hate when the computer gets hijacked....it is really really annoying...especially when it gets really really bad, that you have so many viruses on there and the antivirus finds some and the ones that are still on there bring in more viruses....that really sucks... and then you have to reformat and reinstall....man, i hate when that happens.


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Old 05/10/2004, 3:49 PM
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1) LeachC, cool avatar.
2) Since somebody changed the title to the Computer Questions Thread, and to avoid people posting computer questions all over the forum, I might as well just say this: Put your computer questions in here.

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Old 05/10/2004, 5:50 PM
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well whoever changed it might want to put the i in questions

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Old 05/10/2004, 6:16 PM
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1) LeachC, cool avatar.
Thank-You! Urs is cool too.

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Old 07/06/2004, 9:25 PM
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Default Two new computer questions...

1) A few years ago, I learned there is a very hard-to-find folder on your computer that has information on every webpage you've visited, along with pictures you've seen, and all old files on your computer. Has anyone in here found it? If so, could you tell me how to find it?

2) Can Windows Media Player capture screen captures?

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Old 07/06/2004, 9:55 PM
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2. Only Windows Media Player 2. (I found this out recently from ef) You can download it free from microsoft.com, I just did recently. You just pause it and click the little camera button under the screen and voiala! screen cap.
You can pause it and then do a print screen, and then crop it out...but that gets too complicated....

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Old 07/06/2004, 10:34 PM
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Old 07/06/2004, 11:05 PM
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Okay...I have a question.

So I got my computer back and everything was gone. So I was reinstalling my games, The Sims worked, but not American McGee's Alice(the screen was screwed up.)

So I uninstalled Alice...1, 2, 3 ...well a buncha times, but it was still on the program list.

Now I know how to fix the bug in Alice, but the program is in virtual limbo.

All of it's files are gone, but I can't uninstall or reinstall it. This is annoying the living *expletive* outta me.

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Old 07/07/2004, 9:00 AM
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I believe this one would be a HiVolt question.....

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Old 07/07/2004, 9:20 AM
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2. Only Windows Media Player 2. (I found this out recently from ef) You can download it free from microsoft.com, I just did recently. You just pause it and click the little camera button under the screen and voiala! screen cap.
whoah... I was talking about Windows MOVIE MAKER 2... not media player. Sorry for the confusion


About PitaPockets, try searching CProgram Files for A folder With the name of Your "Alice" Program, if you find one, parts of it are still on your computer, and you should manually delete that folder.

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