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james michael
04-10-2005, 11:52 AM
but it wont let me... i know theres somewhere in my pc i can go to destroy it forever, but i dont know where... im using XP, so if anyone here knows how to eradicate the evils of internet explorer, please help me...

justjeffery
04-10-2005, 12:10 PM
If its a Windows machine, you can never actually get rid of it...

james michael
04-10-2005, 12:12 PM
If its a Windows machine, you can never actually get rid of it...
:cry:

DarthBrian
04-10-2005, 12:13 PM
IE is built into the operating system. You can't remove it. Sorry.

justjeffery
04-10-2005, 12:14 PM
:cry:

Tell me what's going on and maybe I can help...

Movie Maker
04-10-2005, 12:15 PM
ie is not ridable. its your operating system.

james michael
04-10-2005, 12:18 PM
Tell me what's going on and maybe I can help...
for some reason, ive been getting all these ie popups (i use firefox) lately, and i want them to die! i hate popups, and i never use ie, so i dont know what the problem is... ive run adaware, and its coming up clean, so i dont know what the problem is... :?

justjeffery
04-10-2005, 12:22 PM
for some reason, ive been getting all these ie popups (i use firefox) lately, and i want them to die! i hate popups, and i never use ie, so i dont know what the problem is... ive run adaware, and its coming up clean, so i dont know what the problem is... :?

Minor problem, man!

It's not IE... you've got some adaware or spyware on your machine...

Do a Yahoo search for Ad Aware and Spybot... they are both free removal/blocking tools. Install them and run them... should clean out your problems and leave you pop up free.

Ray G.
04-10-2005, 12:39 PM
All your base are belong to Microsoft.

DigiEmissary
04-10-2005, 01:21 PM
If Adaware isn't finding anything, try spybot.

Petey Parker
04-10-2005, 01:25 PM
If AdAware isn't detecting the problem, go in to regedit and look in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER - Software - Microsoft - Windows - Current Version - Run

There should be list of programs that are currently running that appear on the left side. Look for any that have appear to be a nonsensical string made up of random letters and numbers (i.e.: q223f39) If you see any like that, right click on the string and choose Modify. It should tell you what program it belongs to. Usually programs that should be running on there will have a name you recognize. If its spyware it will say something random like yscq.exe. Once you've located that you can delete it. If a message pops up saying you can't delete it, reboot your computer in Safe Mode (reboot the computer and keep hitting F8 til the option for Safe Mode pops up) and go into regedit again. This should fix the problem.

james michael
04-10-2005, 01:25 PM
thanks guys, i already ran adaware se personal, but it found nothing... never tried spybot tho... will do...

Scottie
04-10-2005, 01:27 PM
Personally, I've been runnin' spybot and adaware like, daily, and I still can't get rid of these freakin IE pop-ups. GRAR. And they're not even porn pop-ups! I wouldn't mind it so much if I KNEW where I got these things from! :D

Raphael J
04-10-2005, 01:28 PM
Oooh, look how unappreciated you are.

C'mon bud, if this isn't proof, what is?

james michael
04-10-2005, 01:31 PM
Oooh, look how unappreciated you are.

C'mon bud, if this isn't proof, what is?
this is help... i have yet to see a single "bloodyhell appreciation thread" thread... it hurts me...


it hurts me in my soul...

besides, i was drunk when i posted that and i was/am needy...

RODGER
04-10-2005, 01:46 PM
If AdAware isn't detecting the problem, go in to regedit and look in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER - Software - Microsoft - Windows - Current Version - Run

There should be list of programs that are currently running that appear on the left side. Look for any that have appear to be a nonsensical string made up of random letters and numbers (i.e.: q223f39) If you see any like that, right click on the string and choose Modify. It should tell you what program it belongs to. Usually programs that should be running on there will have a name you recognize. If its spyware it will say something random like yscq.exe. Once you've located that you can delete it. If a message pops up saying you can't delete it, reboot your computer in Safe Mode (reboot the computer and keep hitting F8 til the option for Safe Mode pops up) and go into regedit again. This should fix the problem.


good looking out on that!!!!