Sticky Favorites

Posted by: Artic Warrior

Sticky Favorites - 06/15/05 01:21 PM

Does someone know how to get rid of favorites in IE6. They have made thier way to the top of my list and I carnt delete them. They are just links to casinos/games/movies and useless spam. Im hoping someone else has had this problem and remembers how they resolved it.
I ran reg mech,spybot and ad-aware and it didn't solve the problem. Maybe in safe mode?

I also checked the IE homepage but couldn't see anything that would help.
Or should I just dump IE and go to firefox. Im sick of exploits! oh and I have xp.
Posted by: Girlie

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/15/05 01:25 PM

ummm... favorites>organize favorites *highlight* >delete

and yea, download firefox
Posted by: Artic Warrior

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/15/05 02:20 PM

I had tried that. I should have mentioned that they dont appear there.
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/15/05 08:48 PM

Switch to Firefox. Less stress, no exploits
Posted by: KillHour

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/16/05 12:01 AM

1.) go to C:\Documents and Settings\*User*\Favorites

2.) Delete unwanted favorites

3.) Make file read-only

4.) If all else fails, bitch about it
Posted by: Ntd

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/16/05 01:39 AM

Thats Malware, look for a program called hijack this post a log and i'll tell u what files to delete. Good Luck
Posted by: KillHour

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/16/05 01:42 AM

Yeah, I have that program.

Couldn't make a bit of sense out of it though...
Posted by: Ntd

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/16/05 01:44 AM

It list all running programs and hooks into start-up and IE and stuff, just search around and you will be able to find site that explains what it all means. Its bloody great imo.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/16/05 05:58 AM

I like Spybot Search and Destroy myself...
Posted by: Artic Warrior

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/16/05 10:46 AM

I got firefox Ice Mist and its great. I also emailed the log to you NTD.
Just catch me online whenever you can with which logs to erase.
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/16/05 06:19 PM

Ya know it's mYst, there's not I in my name :p
Posted by: KillHour

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/16/05 09:17 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by IceMyst:
there's not I in my name
Uh, yes there is... (IceMyst)
Posted by: Ntd

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/16/05 11:10 PM

Sweet, i'll let you know by wednesday (or before), sorry but i have uni exams, but i'll try and post back asap.
Posted by: Artic Warrior

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/17/05 02:13 AM

Yeah me too. I just had one and am suffering from lack of sleep for this almost over week. Which is what I blame for spelling Myst's name wrong. So I do feel your lack of time to do anything. However I will find the time to watch those 2 movies.
Posted by: Ntd

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/17/05 02:18 AM

Hey, i have had quick look at it and it seems you have two big issues, new.net and a virus HLL.ow.Exe.4372. I'm seeking some more advise on what to do so just hang in there, i'll post soon mate. (1 more exam to go!!! YA, i can finally go out again!!)
Posted by: Artic Warrior

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/17/05 10:17 AM

Nice work, at least now its clear what the ptoblem is. So I shouldnt act on it yet? Thats cool, its not that big of a problem. Its just an annoyance.
Posted by: Ntd

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/18/05 12:41 AM

E-mailed you what you have to do, good luck!
Posted by: Artic Warrior

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/19/05 08:57 AM

Oh my god it worked. Really cool guys!!!
Thanks Ntd for everything!
Posted by: Ntd

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/20/05 01:49 AM

, Hey, your log looks clean! Got rid of the virus and homosexual new.net!! However you still cant get rid of those favorite things? Can you take a screen shot coz i dont really understand what you mean. I think there is a way to change em in the registery will look up for you.
Posted by: Artic Warrior

Re: Sticky Favorites - 06/20/05 07:49 AM

NO, it did work. I kinda sent the email at the time it didnt and then after completly disconnecting the internet they disapeared.
Posted by: Magneto

Re: Sticky Favorites - 09/04/05 09:37 AM

I've got the same problem could you please send me an email of how to delete or fix the problem

Thanks
Posted by: Artic Warrior

Re: Sticky Favorites - 09/06/05 04:53 PM

I believe if you read through the posts in the thread then you will realise that you neeed to download the program hijack this and post the log here or if Ntd has time send it to him.
Then we can continue.