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Favorties that I did not add???
sconic1 Apr-02-02 08:57 AM
After surfing the web there are bookmarks in my favorites folder that I did not add there. Is this normal? How do I get it to stop.

1. RE: Favorties that I did not add???
lbyard Apr-02-02 12:05 PM
In response to message 0
What are they? Larry

2. RE: Favorties that I did not add???
sconic1 Apr-02-02 04:07 PM
In response to message 1
I had done some searching in crack sites, and they have popped in then. I also was looking for some personal items for my wife and I and many links to porn sites popped up. I did not want my wife to know that I was looking for these things. They were supposed to be a surprise. After I closed out explorer, places I hadn't even been to were in there. I don't know if they were from the many popups or what.

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swervey Apr-11-02 02:49 PM
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LAST EDITED ON Apr-11-02 AT 02:50 PM (EST)
 
*******VIRUS ALERT******** *********VIRUS ALERT**********

Are you usuing IE 5.5 or less....if yes then you probably have a variant of the Nimda worm...i had the same problem not so long ago where i had to reformat my hard drives....I would advise to update your virus scan and run a FULL check...afterwards install IE version 6....this should have a patch to increase security with servers running mime software ( not sure about that bit but thats what i read about it )

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

PS i think its a mix between the melissa virus and the nimda worm...think one of the favourites will be called melissa
if memory serves me right


4. RE: Favorties that I did not add???
sconic1 Apr-19-02 07:30 AM
In response to message 3
Sewrvey,

Thank you. I'll update and do the check and yes Melissa was one of the favorites. About your rogue web pages, is it lop.com? If you go to the site, go to customer service or FAQ's and it will have a uninstall link to get it off. I've also had these problems and have uninstalled them.


5. RE: Favorties that I did not add???
swervey May-05-02 08:23 AM
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Dont know what site it was, but i got it through clicking on a link regarding mortgages ( believe it or not!!!), next thing i knew my home page was trying to access a dodgy asian porn site, and it wouldnt let me change it ( it had greyed out all the options )..i had to reformat as the virus software was not working ( i think it may have been an early version of the klez worm which is doing the rounds now )


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