Some website has added loads of stuff to my desktop and a search bar on my screen, Its also made its self my homepage(knocking mumsnet off ). How do I find out what it is, were it is, and remove it all ?? Im just fed up with these things taking over, its soo annoying and invasive.
Also, put ad-aware and spybot on your computer. They both work well together. They are a similar thing, but often one finds things that the other doesn't and visa-versa. download both
Sometimes it is very difficult to get rid of a search bar etc. It could be a trojan horse. If you need any more help, let me know and i will try to help. I kind of like doing it for some strange reason!!
To use panda, use the link i put on.
When you click on that link, there is a box with a computer running from lft to right saying 'free online virus scan' click on that.
On the next screan it says 'scan your PC' in a box, click on that.
Then another smaller screan will appear. On that there is a box that says 'next' click on that.
You then need to enter your email address in the box where it asks, then click the box that says 'next.'
It then starts to download, it t akes a few mins. It says 'click on an item to scan'...click on 'all my computer.' Make sure all the boxes on the right are checked, where it says 'disinfect automatically etc'
It then starts to scan your computer, and gets rid of anything it finds automatically.
Sorry if i have wrote that and you understood how to do it. Sometimes i need people to explain to me in plain English. HTH.
I am going out for a while now.
Let me know if you get it sorted. If not, let me know and i will check back later.
The most important things is to keep the anti-virus you have up to date.
If you have any more problems, let me know.
If there is anything you need to know, even if it sounds like a silly question, i will be happy to help.
will spybot got rid of 35 problem thingsy, bit now there is no right click function on the icons on the desktop, and u were right the search bat is still there GGGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Not sure now , shoudnt norton like panda be able to check against these thingas ?? otherwise its useless !!
I was listening to dh talking to bloke friends about this, and apparently what you need is a "pop-up blocker" (not sure where you would get one of those). Sounds more like something for deterring randy husbands!