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  1. Budgie

    Budgie Guest

    A page for a site 123found.com has decided to be my home page, and keeps
    coming back, even after I've reset the home page.

    Any idea where the (presumably cookie?) is stored?

    Budgie
    Budgie, Feb 25, 2004
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  2. Budgie

    Pepperoni Guest

    http://tinyurl.com/37c24
    I found one entry on google which lists various removal tools in the thread.
    The preview pane seems to indicate a gambling site. Have you downloaded
    games or casino software?

    These things are sometimes hard to remove, especially if you keep going back
    to the sites that do this, or you have installed their
    porn/gambling/personals ads software or search/tool bars. Also be careful
    of pop-ups which are asking permissions.

    "Budgie" <> wrote in message
    news:c1infi$1j3oup$-berlin.de...
    > A page for a site 123found.com has decided to be my home page, and keeps
    > coming back, even after I've reset the home page.
    >
    > Any idea where the (presumably cookie?) is stored?
    >
    > Budgie
    >
    >
    Pepperoni, Feb 25, 2004
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  3. Budgie

    LPV Guest

    > "Budgie" <> wrote in message
    > news:c1infi$1j3oup$-berlin.de...
    > > A page for a site 123found.com has decided to be my home page, and keeps
    > > coming back, even after I've reset the home page.
    > >
    > > Any idea where the (presumably cookie?) is stored?
    > >
    > > Budgie



    I used to have this same problem. However, I've fixed them and am able to
    stop them from happening.

    There are several programs that I downloaded/installed/ran that I will never
    again be without. They are:

    1. Spybot Search & Destroy
    2. Ad-aware
    3. Winpatrol

    The best part is that they are very effective and are FREE (although
    donations are accepted by the authors).

    Do a search for these using Google (or your favorite browser). I use Google
    and have the pop-up blocking feature enabled, so no more pesky pop-ups for
    me.

    As far as where cookies are stored, which operating system do you use?
    Cookies are stored in different places depending on which oper. system you
    use.

    HTH,

    Loren
    LPV, Feb 25, 2004
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  4. Budgie

    Budgie Guest

    "LPV" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > 1. Spybot Search & Destroy
    > 2. Ad-aware
    > 3. Winpatrol
    >


    Many thanks for replies.

    Ad-Aware and Internet_Sweeper have done the trick (but I don't know which
    one!!)

    Budgie
    Budgie, Feb 25, 2004
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  5. Budgie

    LPV Guest

    "Budgie" <> wrote in message
    news:c1j726$1jijn0$-berlin.de...
    > "LPV" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > 1. Spybot Search & Destroy
    > > 2. Ad-aware
    > > 3. Winpatrol
    > >

    >
    > Many thanks for replies.
    >
    > Ad-Aware and Internet_Sweeper have done the trick (but I don't know which
    > one!!)
    >
    > Budgie



    You're very welcome. :)

    Loren
    LPV, Feb 25, 2004
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