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Solved: Unwanted... Web Page as desktop b/g!

Q: Solved: Unwanted... Web Page as desktop b/g!

i basically had this happen from nowhere, whatever the home page is for IE is the background, and i cannot change this or know how or what is causing it, plz help..



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A: Solved: Unwanted... Web Page as desktop b/g!

Display Properties, Desktop tab, Customize Desktop button, Web tab.

Also right-click the desktop, Arrange Icons By, Lock Web Items...

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I recently downloaded Babylon Translator but decided to opt out. I did a search of Cdrive
and deleted all that was found. The trouble is that when I opened Mozilla Firefox instead
of coming up with my default Home Page (which is my ISP's HP), I got a Babylon Search Engine which has been "enhanced by Google". To my mind it is a Google alias. In German to boot.
I went to Control Panel>Internet Options and my default HP is as it should be,my ISP.
I have looked all over the Control Panel,Program Files and elsewhere to no avail.
How can I get rid of this Babylon engine whose address is search.babylon.com/home.
A look in Firefox also was no good.
Please help,
Regards, brianml.

Below is a summary of my machine.

Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Brians-computer (in MSHOME)
Profile Date: Monday, 10 March 2008 11:34:29 AM
Advisor Version: 7.2v
Windows Logon:

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Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.13 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5L-VM 1394 Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0304 09/05/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
400.09 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
368.47 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4520B [CD-ROM drive]
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I recently upgraded a Win-XP home system to Win-7 Home Premium. Everything went fine. But I have four system icons on the desktop, two of which I want to keep and two that I'd like to get rid of. The two keepers are the My Computer and Network icons, the two I don't wan to see are the Home Group and Library icons. This machine is the only Win-7 box on the network so Home Group is moot, and I do not expect to explicitly use Libraries any time soon. So the associated icons are just clutter on the desktop.

For whatever reason, the two keepers include a "delete" option in their right click menus but the two I actually want to delete don't. So, how do I get them off the desktop? I don't think any of the four were present on the desktop when I completed the installation, and I don't remember what I did to get them to show up.

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Hello and Merry Christmas!

I got a new toy for xmas: A HP scanjet 4470c scanner.

All is working well, except: It has installed "Share-to-web upload folder". I have tried all the usual tricks to get rid of this but can't. I can find several instances of HP or hewlit-packard in the registry but don't know which one will safely kill this app. Any ideas?

(BTW this is NOT a shortcut and is not deletable)

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I have an HP printer. After I open and work with HP Gallery, it causes strange icons to appear on my desktop--as many as 30 or more, sometimes. Some of them are labeled with a numeral; 1, 2, 3 etc. Others are labeled "Directory Map". One is labeled "last-write". When I open this one, my Notepad page appears, with the date and time showing the time I opened the HP Gallery. Most labeled with a number allow me to Preview them, but "No Preview Is Available" appears when I click on Preview. Others labeled with a number and all labeled Directory Map, allow me to Open them. When I do, a page appears, filled with words and short phrases; many of them relate to "gallery" and "documents and settings".

Does anyone know what causes this, and how I can prevent it? It is a nuisance to send them to the recycle bin each time I leave the HP gallery.

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I have windows xp. Somehow I inadvertedly put an image from space.com on top of my regular background picture. I've tried everything I can think of to get rid of it like restore computer to earlier time...changing background..etc. nothing works. It ruins the beautiful background picture having this smaller picture overlapping it. Can you pleeeeeeze help?
Thank you

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I saved an image on my desktop and now I can't get rid of it. It covers about 8/10th of my screen, the rest is my wallpaper, which is fine. Can anybody help me. I use XP Home, IE6 sp2, OE6. I checked Properties on my wallpaper and it does not appear there. Help, help. I have right clicked on everything and nothing seems to help.

A:Solved: Unwanted image on desktop

Oldwest said:

I saved an image on my desktop and now I can't get rid of it. It covers about 8/10th of my screen, the rest is my wallpaper, which is fine. Can anybody help me. I use XP Home, IE6 sp2, OE6. I checked Properties on my wallpaper and it does not appear there. Help, help. I have right clicked on everything and nothing seems to help.Click to expand...

Try going through the windows explorer>desktop>right click on the image>delete

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Each person in the family has a log on in XP Home.

When programs are installed, they put short cuts on all the desktops. I wanted to delete them from the kids desktops. I know where the desktop is on the computer, but I can't access these files to delete them.

Anyone got any ideas?


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One of my kids turned off PC's security during a download and forgot to restart when they finished. I know of at least two issues.... "ABOUT BLANK" (loss of start page) and "MY SEARCH ASSITANT" in programs add/remove. PC is now fully secured and I am now looking for any remaining "rats in the woodpile"! Would appreciate a read of the HJT scan below-

Many thanks in advance
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:12:09 AM, on 9/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\caissdt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\C... Read more

A:Solved: HJT Scan read please....loss of start page & unwanted search assist present

Please click here http://www.majorgeeks.com/Sun_Java_Runtime_Environment_d4648.html to download the latest version of JAVA Install the application, then go to the Add/Remove Programs options in the Control Panel and Remove ALL previous versions of JAVA.

log looks fine
Get all of these and/or verify you have the current versions

SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 http://majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
SpyBot V1.4 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
AdAware SE 1.06 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
MS Windows Defender - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...E7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en (XP and W2K only)

DownLoad them (they are free), install them, check each for their
definition updates and then run AdAware, MS Defender (W2k/XP) and Spybot, fixing anything they say.

In SpywareBlaster - Always enable all protection after updates
In SpyBot - After an update run immunize

Check for updates and run weekly

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I was goofing around qith windows slide show and ended up with all these pictures in my desktop background list not only Microsofts goofy stuff like Stnedhenge and Azul (?) but now I got l a long a** list of pictures I wanna delete from there how though I cannot seem to figure it out and Microsoft tells me how to clean up unused desktop ICONS which is not the problem here. I would appreciate some help its like I am thinking man this stuff is sucking up my space on the puter and its maddening. thanks tech guys Bad

A:Solved: Remove unwanted desktop backgrounds?

Go to C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper. Look for the entries you don't want and delete them
Let me know if it works. I got it from Google.

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Is there any way I can get rid of the annoying "Show Desktop" button which has appeared on the lower right of my screen, just above the taskbar, and for which I have no use?

A:Solved: Unwanted Windows Desktop Button!

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I just bought this computer and already I am plagued by the unwanted "Conduit search" page and have thus far, been unable to get rid of it. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 138525 MB, Free - 102719 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Veriton Z290G
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Actually, I am using Vipre Premium Anti Virus

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When I close down after using the internet often there is a web page remaining from a site I have not been on. It is a sort of pop-up advertising on-line gambling. Is it malware? nothing is showing on a routine scan.

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Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I have started getting an unwanted web page show up on my pc.  I'm running windows 7.  In the tab it says (Sponsorship) on the address line it says    m.goodthingshappen.com.  Warns me that my computer is in poor shape.  That it is a certified Microsoft partner and wants me to download a repair tool.  I've run Malware and bytes, CC cleaner. Search and Destroy.  So far it doesn't seem to hurt any thing but it keeps coming back. yipnyapThanksEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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 Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the log into your next reply.
  Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.
Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
 ESET Online Scanner
Note: If your AV is blocking Eset online scanner, please temporarily disable your AV.
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan This process may may take several hours, that is normal.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the  button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Instal... Read more

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Windows xp, ie8.

I have been getting //rvzr-a.akamaihd.net coming up on my pc and I cannot see how to get rid of it, apart from the cancel X at the top of the screen.
Where is it coming from and can I stop it as it takes over the computer when loading.

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I've worked on this problem for quite a while with no success. Desktop has a mirror image of an about:blank web page that is also set as my homepage. I have not been able to get rid of the desktop image (which says my machine is being watched and I need new spyware software - nice). IE is a little messed up too. Has some kind of tracking going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's a copy of my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:09:11 AM, on 8/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\WorkFlowTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\Opware14.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\OpScheduler.exe
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Hi..I'm new here so please bear with me.

Every time I switch on my pc and go online I get a web page come up that has replaced my home page of choice. A search engine I've never heard of and don't want.
I go into settings/general and delete it and put in my own web page of choice only to have it reappear next time I go online. Is there any way I can get rid of this for good and keep my home page of choice permenantly.

Thanks for any advice.

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Really strange happening!!~
Hi guys
I use Windows 98

Until yesterday - whenever I logged in to the net, the first page I saw - and the one I wanted by default - was the www.megalink.net web site. (That is our ISP). But something happened yesterday that is very distressing. Since then, when I click on the I.E. icon to log-on , what comes up is a Google page - with the headline "I can Find It" at the top. And the URL in the address line is www.icanfindit.net/?aid=577.

So I went into IE Tools, Internet options, General and sure enough, that new URL is in the address line for the home page address. So I changed it back to the Megalink URL, clicked APPLY and OK. Then I manually changed the URL in the IE screen to Megalink, and it came up. I went back into Tools, Internet Options and clicked save current.

But when I log off and back on - the same problem recurs. And while the Google page is loading, this line appears on the task bar at the bottom of the screen: http://4-counter.com/?b=crue

Any thoughts?

anxiously - StanC

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I need to know how to get rid of search-world page which comes on atuuomaticaly when ever i start up


A:how to rid computer of an unwanted page

Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum

i suspect you have spyware/virus

have you carried out any scans

post a hjt log

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy (this has an older version 1.97 - if you can not get to any of the above sites)

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.

I currently do not have the skill/competence to advise and poor advice can be far more damaging to your PC with this software, and so I will be unable to add any advice on the log and so will nolonger be replying to your post with regards to the HJT issue, so please have patience and wait for one of the secruity experts to provide further detailed advice

i will however, be notifie... Read more

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IE page scrolls when I press up/down arrows on my keyboard. Any way to get rid of this nuisance?

I have IE8, Vista SP2.

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Can anyone help with removing the pagebreak on page 1 (so as to bring page 1 and 2 together?) thanks

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Hi ibm.

Not sure what overall result you're looking for, but try this.

1. Select the entire table.

2. Table > Table Properties > Row: uncheck "Specify height", check "Allow row to break across pages".


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I seem to be infected with some malware that directs my browser to an unwanted web site--'Adultfriendfinder'.

In Safe Mode, I have run updated versions of AVG, Ewido, Microsoft Antispyware, Spybot S&D, CW Shredder, Adaware w/ VX2, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Guard. Also ran Windows Update for all fixes, etc.

I previously had a program listed in Add/Remove Programs called Mysearchbar, but I couldn't uninstall it, and a search of My Computer didn't locate it. However, the last set of scans seems to have removed it.

Also--possibly related--I am unable to enable Internet Connection Firewall on my dialup connection. I get a message 'Cannot enable shared access. Error 1060: the specified service does not exist as an installed service.' I don't know how to deal with this.

I'm using Windows XP Home.

Here's the Hijackthis log. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Andy Mason


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:26:29 PM, on 2/3/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Unwanted web page--possible hijack?

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst. I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

Please be patient with me during this time.

We also suggest that you Subscribe to this thread to be notified of fixes as soon as they are posted by our Team. You can do this simply by clicking the "Thread Tools" button located in the original thread line and selecting "Subscribe to this Thread".

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Hey all,

I don't know how this happened, but I now have this default home page for some weird search portal which I don't know how to get rid of.

I can change to another page through tools->internet options then home page, but every time I restart the computer, it will go back to this default unwanted home page.

I have a feeling you need to change something in the registry, what I don't know - anyone have an idea out there or any other methods of getting rid of this.

I have tried using a few spyware detectors to no avail either.

Thanks - any comments very much appreciated

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Hi everyone,
I have Win98 and IE6. I have inherited a very unsavoury web page as my home page and I cannot get rid of it. I reset the homepage to yahoo or similar but every time I boot up this other home page (porn)is loaded. I have tried deleting it and searching for it. The search said it was in temp internet files so I deleted it but still it comes back every time I start up. Very frustrating. Please help.

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ive got this problem with my internet explorer browser.
Each time i open it, my home page isnt the one that ive set, its changed to something about spyware.
I know that i have gotten spyware on my computer that is causing this, however none of my scans are showing anything.
Is there a way to delete it from the regisrty?
Any help would be great

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please go through the 'Having problems with spyware/viruses' in my sig. This will help you get rid of the hijack, and remove all the spyware, and hopefully even speed up you computer.

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You are infected with a variant of the CoolWebSearch.Download CWShredder from the below link and unzip it into a directory. Start CWShredder and click on the FIx button to have it remove all CWS infections it finds.Download CWShredder from:http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zipAfter you download the program, unzip it into a directory. Make sure all browser windows are closed and double click on the cwshredder.exe to start the program. When the program is loaded click on the "Check for Update" button, and if it finds an new version it will download it. You should then double click on cwshredder.exe again and click on the "FIX" button (not the "Scan only" button) and let it scan your computer.To get the best results it is recommended that you run it in safe mode. Reboot windows and press F8 at boot/windows startup, usually right after the beep. Then select safe mode.A tutorial that goes over this process step by step can be found here:How to remove CoolWebSearch with CoolWeb ShredderOnce that is completed you should follow these steps in order to clean your computer of Malware which can include Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Hijackers and DialersStep 1:Download Spybot and Adaware from the following locations and install them. You should run both programs and clean up what it finds. This is to gaurantee that you find the most malware you can installed on your computer.Before running the scans on both programs, it is mandatory that you updat... Read more

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Hi there.
I have a machine that runs Vista. A few days ago I had become the recipient of an unwanted toolbar or web page that calls itself Mywebsearch. I say toolbar or web page because I’m not absolutely sure which of the two it is. Maybe it’s both. My normal home page is Google, and I want it to stay that way too. When I go onto the Net, my Google home page is there. But when I visit anything and return to my home page by clicking on the home icon, that home page changes toMywebsearch. It doesn’t make any difference using the function “Make Google my home page”, because Mywebsearch overrides it.

I have gone looking on the Net for ways to remove this Mywebsearch trash, and so far they all seem to involve going to the Control Panel and removing programs called “My Web Search” and “My Search Assistant.” I cannot find these programs on the list. How the hell do I get rid of this creepy trash?

Thanks for your time

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I am running a Dell desktop win xp pro sp 3. I have a worm that I cannot remove. It will open additional pages in IE that seem to be selling or advertising info. I have the pop up blocker on. Using Avast professional addition. I have done a full system scan and a boot time scan, both indicate signs of a trojan but cannot delete or move. I also run updated versions of Ad-Aware and Spybot search & destroy and delete what they find. Also have run CCleaner and delete what it finds. I did have the postcard.exe virus/worm, but now it appears to be gone, but the IE pages still open as well as some pages won't open at all. Please advise what more I can do. Thanks - Kevin

A:Unwanted Page redirects and pop ups

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Please uninstall the following via Start->(or My Computer)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs if it still exists:

Viewpoint Media Player<<This is ... Read more

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I notice that others have posted something about the subject unwanted page that pops up when I go to some site (like CNET) and click a Download button. The URL of the page is http://rvzr-a.akamaihd.net/sd/wrap-0.01.html?u=http%3A%2F%2Frvzr-a.akamaihd.net%2Fsd%2Fapps%2Ffusionx%2F0.0.3.html%3Faff%3D1700-1016. It is always blank, but pops up in front of the page I'm on. I have run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware, and they find nothing. I have HiJackThis on my laptop and can run and save a log, but per the instructions, will not do that until asked.

I notice this only happens with Firefox, my default browser. It does not appear if I use IE, so I suspect something has altered the configuration file for Firefox.

What is this thing and how do I stop it from appearing?

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I must have opened a funky e-mail. Somehow every time I reboot, the home page on my IE6 goes to a search engine that I do not want. I have tried changing the home page and it works until I reboot. I have also gone into regedit and changed the home page spec, but it still changes at reboot. How can I get rid of this thing?

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When I start the computer, it shows the desktop for a second, then a file opens. I just have to click the red "X" in the top right corner and it goes back to the desktop, but how do I get rid of the file that opens. It is called "common" and there's nothing in it.

A:Unwanted page at boot up.

What program is "common" opening in? Or is it a file folder?
Click the Help menu to see what program -- if it just says About Windows, then it is a folder that is opening in My Computer. If so, check the address bar to see the full path to this folder. If the address bar is not displayed, click View | Toolbars and check it. If your system is not set to display the full path, you can click the down arrow at the right end of the address bar, and that will let you see just where this "Common" folder is located. paste that path into your next reply.
Or, you can click Tools | Folder Options..., View tab, and check one of the Display the full path in the ??? bar options.

Whether it's a folder, or a file opening in a program, we need to find out where it's starting from. Copy and paste the following code into Notepad, then save it on your desktop as Runkey.bat Be sure you set the Save As Type: setting to All Files. Then double click the file. A notepad window will open up. Paste the contents into your next reply.

if exist regkey.txt del regkey.txt
>> regkey.txt reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /s
>> regkey.txt reg query "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /s
>> regkey.txt reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v DesktopProcess
Start regkey.txt
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My operating system is Windows 98. I have an annoying website that comes up as my homepage when I connect onto the internet. It doesn't always come up immediately either. What I see first is a message box saying that a plugin is in progress and then the unwanted webpage pops up. How can I once and for all get rid of this website file???

Thanks for any help.

A:Unwanted home page

Your Homepage has been Hijacked. Go to the security site on this Forum .
Download and run Hijack this and post your log in the Hijack this site and one of the Security Experts will help you.

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Hope someone can help. As I search on Google, a automatic unwanted new page pops up with an MSN Search on it. How can you turn this off or stop it from happening? If it wasn't MSN one would say its a malware of some kind. Any one know how to deal with it?
Thanks in advance.

A:Unwanted MSN Search page

MSN still has redirects though, and that makes what it is doing malicious (because you are not in control of how your system is working).

Check your hosts file and see if there are any entries there that shouldn't be. That's the easiest way to redirect a search. Did you download any MSN toolbars or anything?

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I have windows xp and MSIE 7. AOL 9.0 SE was installed on my computer (stuck with dial-up due to geography). When I now open MSIE, the AOL Toolbar page is the opening page. Even though it is supposed to not appear once use, it continues to come up as the opening page in MSIE, even though my home page is Google. I understand that removel of the AOL toolbar does not solve this problem and compounds the problem with error messages in MSIE. Help please!

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Hi-------- Got infected with with something that changed my home page. I have been unable to correct the problem thru Internet options, general tab. Is there some other way to acomplish this task?

A:unwanted home page

You will need to download hijackthis and run a scan. Also spybot

see here:


remember, please check these out BEFORE you start downloading.
When you have run a hijackthis scan then post the logs here and soemone will help you out.

These programs will show you what has taken over and then those with good knowledge of reg entries and viruses will be able to tell you what to fix. good luck

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Hi... I bet you guys get this a lot...... but somehow I've become stuck with some po*y searchco as my home page and I don't want it. Dunno how this happend. Can someone please show me how to get rid of it...

A:Unwanted home page ?!?

Click on the link in my signature to download Hijack This. Download it and click "Save".

It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

The downloaded program will be a .zip file. Extract the .exe file from it and save in the permanent folder you just created.

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program.

Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

The log should open in notepad. Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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I have a Lexmark Optra Lxi + printer connected to a NetWare 4.11 server by parrallel cable. I have two new computers using Windows 2000 Pro and every time I print from those machines I get a sort of cover page with the users name spelled out ascii style:

and some other information including the app that sent the print job, time, etc. I can't seem to find out out to shut this function off.

I have 4 other machines running Win98 and they DO NOT get the extra cover page when they print.


PS I put this in networking because I'm not sure if the problem is with the server (Novell) or the clients printing on the network (Win2K)

A:Unwanted Cover Page

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Hi, I followed your advice for Scrollisalegend about an unwanted web page... It was the same page that was plague-ing me, so I followed the same directions. Here is my Hijackthis log...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 1:43:28 PM, on 11/3/2003
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\I... Read more

A:unwanted web home page also

well if you had the same problem as Scrollisalegend then you had a CWS hijack, running the programs from that thread cured the problem, but to ensure you stay cured
read here and download the security updates mentioned at the bottom

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Can anyone help me get rid of unwanted home page & pop-ups. If have run NoAdware and HijackThis which shows all sorts of R0, R1, O2 and O4 lines in log file which means little to me.

These programs can't seem to fix these unwanted statements in registers however ? How to get rid of it ? Tx, Michiel

A:How to get rid off unwanted home page ?

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A while back I opened a link in OUtlook. For whatever reason - that site is now permanently a part of my desktop. I can't get rid of it and I've tried everything I can think of. It sits in the corner of the screen behind my icons. It is not just a shortcut -

I have Windows XP Home Version 2002. Service Pack 2

Here is Hijack this log if it helps.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:33:15 PM, on 12/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\ODD Toolkit\DVDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\BellSouth\hcenter.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus Xtreme G\AirPlusCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Alpha Networks\ANIWZCS Service\WZCSLDR.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\P... Read more

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Now, I understand that there is a strong likelihood this can't be done – firing .exe or .bat files from within an html page is obviously something that is typically frowned-upon, and for good reason (viruses and other malware would love this kind of functionality). That said, I’m trying to find a solution to a problem…

I’ve created a webpage for my company’s intranet which displays the status (i.e. in-use/not-in-use) of four server PCs which staff members can log onto remotely should they need a little more oomph than their desktop machines can provide.

I’ve now been asked to include a link/button on the page to allow users to directly remote log onto servers which are not in-use from the “server-status” web page. It seems a little lazy to me as it’s really not that hard to click START and type mstsc, but who am I to complain?

I’ve therefore been trying to get my html code to launch C:\WINDOWS\system32\mstsc.exe upon the click of a button, but having searched the web, I’ve not managed to find anything that works. (I did find lots of references to some javascript code which purportedly does this, but it didn’t seem to work for me.)

I’ve also tried creating a .bat file which launches mstsc – double-clicking on the file itself fires-up the remote desktop client nicely, but I cannot get it to launch from my webpage – understandably IE appears just as jittery about launching .bat files as it is launching .exe files!

As mentioned earlier, I suspect that thi... Read more

A:Solved: Launch remote desktop from intranet page

I've come-up with a fix - simply included a link that takes the user to a network folder containing batch files that automatically connect to the relevant server PC when you double-click on them.

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I have a white overlay with the right corner folded down over normal desktop icons what could have caused this and how do I fix it? Any help would be appreciated.Thanks

A:Solved: White page overlay on desktop icons

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My Opera is opening two unwanted pages eachtime I start up: and how can I fix this?

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Hi guys, I've been having some problems recently with my browsers..Certain websites, will not load. I've tried multiple browsers, IE, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape Navigator, etc.The very first time I tried to open these webpages, they would be redirected to some other sites like soundsofopera.comor videocop.com, etc. I went in to Mozilla Firefox and Adblock 'd those redirection sites. I tried opening the page again,and it would give me a blank page, with the status "Done" at the left bottom corner of the browser.Removed text not written by member. Pasting in additional information posted by member posted elsewhere. ~ OBTake a look at Untitled.JPEG. Thanks.In fact, the redirection site changes daily.. it was soundsofopera.com in August 25, and now it's ultrabestportal.com End of paste. ~ OBHere is my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:01:25 PM, on 26/08/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32csrss.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32services.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccSetMgr.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccEvtMgr.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedSPBB... Read more

A:Unwanted redirections, blank page..

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When adding a new tab, YAHOO SEARCH page comes up. "Pogo.com" is about the search box.I am running:Windows 7Mozilla FirefoxI think this appeared after a recent Mozilla update.lee douglas

A:Unwanted yahoo search page

Can you take a screenshot?

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Problem: I am unable to change my home page setting.

Operating system: Windows XP.

I have always used “Blank” as my home page setting However last week something got into my computer and changed my homepage to “searchpage.html”.

When I open up Widows Explorer instead of a blank screen I get “Searchpage”. If I type in say www.vote.com another search page is displayed with the following message:

“You try to go to the vote.com
For visit this site follow this link: HTTP://vote.com
or type in full url (including HTTP://) in the adress bar.”

I have tried to delete “C:\searchpage.html” from my C: drive but it keeps coming back.
I have also tried to use another web site for my home page but it always goes back to “about:blank”. I also have a “about” icon on my desktop that I can’t delete.

How do I get rid of this junk.

Can someone please HELP!


A:Unwanted home page setting

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