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Nuisance desktop adds.

Can anyone help? After I have connected my ADSL, as soon as I connect to any web site I receive 4 web adds onto my desk top. They are always the same 4. I have tried searching for any files related to their titles within my computer by using the find tag so that I can eliminate their re-appearance, so far without success. How do I get rid of them and how can I stop this happening in the future.
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Peter
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RE: Nuisance desktop adds.

> Can anyone help? After I have connected my ADSL, as soon as I connect to any web site I receive 4 web adds onto my desk top. They are always the same 4. I have tried searching for any files related to their titles within my computer by using the find tag so that I can eliminate their re-appearance, so far without success. How do I get rid of them and how can I stop this happening in the future.
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> Peter

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Ok,what ads?
For what?
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RE: Nuisance desktop adds.

> > Can anyone help? After I have connected my ADSL, as soon as I connect to any web site I receive 4 web adds onto my desk top. They are always the same 4. I have tried searching for any files related to their titles within my computer by using the find tag so that I can eliminate their re-appearance, so far without success. How do I get rid of them and how can I stop this happening in the future.
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> > Peter
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> Ok,what ads?
> For what?
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Peter

A couple of things to check on your PC.
First is there anything in the "Startup" folder that is leaving your computer poised and ready to call up the ads.
Next Start/run msconfig.exe and see what is being loaded when your machine starts. I have found things in here that have been installed by websites!.
If there is anything that looks suspicious you can disable it and reboot to see if that was it.
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John
http://www.hmrg.co.uk
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RE: Nuisance desktop adds.

You may find these are called by plugins for IE, that don't load until it is started.

I sugest downloading some software like AdAware and using it. It's a great tool for the chest, even if you come out clean.

www.lavasoft.de
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RE: Nuisance desktop adds.

> You may find these are called by plugins for IE, that don't load until it is started.
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> I sugest downloading some software like AdAware and using it. It's a great tool for the chest, even if you come out clean.
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> www.lavasoft.de

Good point. I forgot adout Ad-aware even though I do use it myself.
As you say it does a good job of rooting out unwanted items and I agree it's well worth the download.
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John
http://www.hmrg.co.uk
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RE: Nuisance desktop adds.

are they popup windows ? it could be that POS messanger ( not MS messanger like ICQ)
it can be disabled in services in Win2000 and XP

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Nuisance desktop adds.

If it is Adware try SpySweeper a new program @ www.webroot.com same makers as WindowsWasher it's good getting all the Ad and junk dat files out.
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Nuisance desktop adds.

If you are getting these popup adverts it is a messenger exploit (nb. not Windows Messenger) you are either not running a firewall or it is not set up to block this exploit. These couple of links explain it and how to disable messenger.

http://www.techrescue.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=165

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2124086,00.html[/url]