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PC Problem - Help Needed

Posted on 03/09/2005 7:27:12 PM PST by MplsSteve

I use Microsoft as my Internet browser.

recently, I went into Internet Options.

I delete cookies and files. I go in and wipe out clear out History...

...but I still keep seeing internet sites that I THOUGHT I'd previously deleted up in the browser line. For example, Free Republic shows up in my browser as I start to type in its address. It automatically fills in.

What the hell am I not doing correctly?!


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1 posted on 03/09/2005 7:27:14 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

Try--

Tools
Internet Options
AutoComplete

Unclick "Web Addresses" and click OK.


2 posted on 03/09/2005 7:28:46 PM PST by Constitution Day ("Marsa Stert is a britch and and I sit on the exhange")
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To: MplsSteve

...going to dirty sites that you can't delete :)


3 posted on 03/09/2005 7:28:55 PM PST by lilakblosm
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To: MplsSteve

For one thing, you're deleting Free Republic!

Seriously, you may still have some data in your cache. I believe there's an option for clearing out the cache as well, and perhaps someone with more experience in IE than I have can lead you to it.


4 posted on 03/09/2005 7:29:38 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Bekaa to the future!)
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To: MplsSteve

Did you close browser and restart? If not, try this.


5 posted on 03/09/2005 7:29:50 PM PST by deepFR
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To: MplsSteve
Try this:

Start - Settings - Taskbar and Start Menu - Start Menu Items - Clear

6 posted on 03/09/2005 7:30:03 PM PST by The G Man (The Red States ... the world's only hope for survival.)
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To: MplsSteve

You need to delete the history.


7 posted on 03/09/2005 7:30:22 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: MplsSteve

...by the way, I was just giving you a hard time!


8 posted on 03/09/2005 7:31:13 PM PST by lilakblosm
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To: MplsSteve

...by the way, I was just giving you a hard time!


9 posted on 03/09/2005 7:31:27 PM PST by lilakblosm
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To: MplsSteve

FreeRepublic will not be ignored. Resistance is futile.


11 posted on 03/09/2005 7:31:53 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: MplsSteve

use mozilla firefox.


12 posted on 03/09/2005 7:31:58 PM PST by isom35
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To: MplsSteve

Recommend moving to Firefox and get some spyware removal software to reduce problems anyhow, since IE can cause more problems in the long run.


13 posted on 03/09/2005 7:32:11 PM PST by thebaron512
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To: MplsSteve
I wish it were possible for anyone who has Administrator privileges to delete the history, cache, and cookies for all the users of all the computers on a network.
14 posted on 03/09/2005 7:32:19 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: DCPatriot; MplsSteve
FreeRepublic will not be ignored. Resistance is futile.

All your browsers are belong to us!

15 posted on 03/09/2005 7:33:50 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: William Creel

"Evil"? Come on.


16 posted on 03/09/2005 7:33:53 PM PST by Constitution Day ("Marsa Stert is a britch and and I sit on the exhange")
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To: MplsSteve
Do yourself a favor. Get Firefox and dump Internet Exploder. If you insist on using Exploder: Go to Tools|Internet Options|Content. Click the Autocomplete button and have-at-it.
17 posted on 03/09/2005 7:33:55 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Paleo Conservative

Thought this could be done with proxy server?


18 posted on 03/09/2005 7:34:35 PM PST by deepFR
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To: MplsSteve

Are you logged in? (somebody had to say it:)


19 posted on 03/09/2005 7:35:00 PM PST by SirChas
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To: MplsSteve

"Total Cleaner" is good for clearing out your IE5 cache'd files and your internet history. But get a spyware removal tool and then never use IE again, MOZILLA FIREFOX


20 posted on 03/09/2005 7:35:44 PM PST by MJY1288 (Authoritarian rule is not the wave of the future; it is the last gasp of a discredited past.)
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booked


21 posted on 03/09/2005 7:35:59 PM PST by since1868
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To: Constitution Day

Microsoft is evil. Ask the Clintons? :)


22 posted on 03/09/2005 7:37:02 PM PST by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, being released in March)
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To: MplsSteve
Go to TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS and click on the "ADVANCED" tab. Scroll about halfway down and uncheck the box that reads: Use inline AutoComplete. Then, scroll to the bottom and check the box that reads: Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed. Click "apply" and then "OK". You're good to go.
24 posted on 03/09/2005 7:37:39 PM PST by Jaysun (I'd ask them to kiss my ass, but I can't trust them not to bite.)
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To: Constitution Day

I just did what you said, however, my problem is different, when I click on brouse on FreeRepublic it keeps going back to 2/22/05, just like Ground Hog Day, I can't get past 2/22/05. Only when I click on home and articles can I get recent info. Jim tried to help me, I spent several hours on the phone with Bellsouth, but I seem to be stuck in 2/22/05? Any ideas?


25 posted on 03/09/2005 7:37:56 PM PST by Ethyl ( W)
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To: MplsSteve
Forget everyone who tells you to get Firefox. They just want to keep the keys to data access out of the hands of consumers while calling it "economic democracy." If you're a consumer Microsoft loves you.

And you were given the solution in post #2.
26 posted on 03/09/2005 7:40:13 PM PST by StJacques
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To: MplsSteve
I am assuming you stopped the sharing feature with Microsucks that comes with your computer.

Go to disk cleanup. Use it. Before that, as others have said, go to tools. Then options, then clear everything from there.

Do cleanup and then defrag. End of problem. Get a sweeper program as well if you want to be perfect. Spy Sweeper is OK but you can search c-net if you want something different.

I like Zone Alarm as well but some folks can't seem to configure it. That's because they are stupid. Do all this and you should be good to go.

If not, nuke your damn drive and start over using the above info.

Arioch7 out!

27 posted on 03/09/2005 7:40:45 PM PST by Arioch7
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To: Ethyl
Start at the beginning Ethyl. You're leaving something out here.
28 posted on 03/09/2005 7:41:22 PM PST by StJacques
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To: deepFR
Thought this could be done with proxy server?

Maybe, but why should it require the level of skill necessary to maintain a proxy server in order to delete the internet caches of everyone on a network? Lot's of small businesses can't afford to hire full time Microsoft certified IT people.

29 posted on 03/09/2005 7:43:15 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Ethyl

Go to TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS and click on "Clear History", then "Delete Files" (check the box too), and lastly "Delete Cookies". Close your browser and open it again. You should be OK after that.


30 posted on 03/09/2005 7:43:18 PM PST by Jaysun (I'd ask them to kiss my ass, but I can't trust them not to bite.)
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To: Ethyl; John Robinson

That is really odd.
I'm pretty sure it must be a conflict between FR's code and your browser.

Sorry I can't be more help.


31 posted on 03/09/2005 7:46:50 PM PST by Constitution Day ("Marsa Stert is a britch and and I sit on the exhange")
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To: Paleo Conservative

Lot's of small businesses can't afford to hire full time Microsoft certified IT people.


True, and unfortunately MS could care less.


32 posted on 03/09/2005 7:49:38 PM PST by deepFR
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To: MplsSteve

Try downloading and runnig MS Antispyware beta and running, then run Advanced and Erase History.

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx


33 posted on 03/09/2005 7:51:58 PM PST by deepFR
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To: MplsSteve
Download a utility called TweakIt UI. It's a control Panel App that has options to erase your IE history and MRU (Most Recently Used) list every time you shutdown. I'll leave it to you to find it, the hunt for serendipitous knowledge will do you good.
34 posted on 03/09/2005 7:53:45 PM PST by Ranxerox
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To: StJacques

Starting at the beginning...........Nope, I can click on to Freerepublic and go to post articles....... I can get up to date info, if I read an article and at the end click on brouse, it goes back to 2/22/05, what ever stories were posted then? I can't directly click on Freerepublic and be logged in like I used to, if I want to answer an article I have to log in??? I have given up and accepted the fact that I am stuck in 2/22/05 on freerepublic.


35 posted on 03/09/2005 7:55:08 PM PST by Ethyl ( W)
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To: MplsSteve

You think YOU have problems??? Guess what some dark dirty and rotten person is doing to ME?

I have my main email account and a sub one that I use if I'm signing up for anything....I discovered that said dark dirty and rotten person IS USING MY EMAIL ADDRESS to send out spam!

Oh yes. Me. My addy is sending out viagra!!!!! notices, home loans, you name it, "I'm" sending it.

So? I contacted my isp, via email. They want me to open the emails, copy them and send them a PHOTO ID OF MYSELF!

I don't THINK so!!!!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


36 posted on 03/09/2005 7:59:15 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (aitch tee tee pea colon 2 slashes dubya dubya dubya dot proud patriots dot org)
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To: MplsSteve
I think that the folks who mentioned the AutoComplete function are probably on the right track.

If you need some free security software (firewall, anti-virus, anti-trojan, anti-spyware, etc.), here's a link. There are some suggestions at the bottom of the page.

Useful Freeware
37 posted on 03/09/2005 8:05:18 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Jaysun

Go to TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS and click on "Clear History", then "Delete Files" (check the box too), and lastly "Delete Cookies". Close your browser and open it again. You should be OK after that.

Thanks, ok I cleared History, but the delete files check the box too, couldn't find, did delete cokies, will now close browser and open it, hope I can find this thread again.


38 posted on 03/09/2005 8:05:26 PM PST by Ethyl ( W)
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To: Ethyl
Thanks, ok I cleared History, but the delete files check the box too, couldn't find, did delete cokies, will now close browser and open it, hope I can find this thread again.

Looks like you haven't updated your browser in a while. More on that in a second. You can delete the files by going through the same steps as before except click on "Settings" then "View Files". Now go to Edit and choose "select all" then go to File and choose "delete". What happens is your computer stores little records of the pages your looking at. Over time this gets to be a lot of junk and it can slow things down. Also, your computer will sometimes show those pages according to the info stored. You can always "refresh" everything by pushing "F5" if you want to.

Now to the updating. You may want to do this when your done working on the computer because it can take a while to download:

You can update it by going to TOOLS > WINDOWS UPDATE. Just follow the instructions from there.
39 posted on 03/09/2005 8:17:26 PM PST by Jaysun (I'd ask them to kiss my ass, but I can't trust them not to bite.)
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To: William Creel

Firefox stinks for image files, however, and since I pretend to be a photographer, I had to dump it. It is not the all powerful solution, yet.
Nekkid pictures of wild Floridians, at:
http://photobucket.com/albums/v244/tsiya/


40 posted on 03/09/2005 8:40:41 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER ( suspect)
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To: MplsSteve
There is a hidden file under your History folder that is called "index.dat" This needs to be deleted to permanently take care of your problem. The only way that you can do that is to log onto a different account that has Administrator privileges and then go to your user profile history folder and delete the file. When you log back in as yourself the index.dat file will be recreated and your problem will be gone.

The unchecking of Autocomplete will stop the sites from showing on your URL line, but the sites will still exist in your index.dat file until it is deleted.

Hope this helps...
42 posted on 03/09/2005 9:13:32 PM PST by politicket
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To: Brad's Gramma
"Oh yes. Me. My addy is sending out viagra!!!!! notices, home loans, you name it, "I'm" sending it."

Your computer has a trojan and has been turned into a "zombie". That sounds like I'm joking but that's it.

If you don't have anti-virus protection, get it. I prefer AVG. If you do have an anti-virus program, update it and run a scan. It should find the problem.

The majority of spam messages on the internet come from computers like yours. Without your knowledge it is sending out thousands of spam emails. When you consider that there's literally hundreds of thousands of computers out there that also are doing the same thing, you realize what a problem spam is.

Run your anti-virus, get Ad-Aware and run it, then get a firewall like ZoneAlarm or Sygate, and you should be fine.
43 posted on 03/09/2005 9:15:06 PM PST by TruBluKentuckian
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To: TruBluKentuckian

Spybot S&D is also good at picking up what Ad-Aware misses. Also good to run online AV scan like:
housecall.antivirus.com free online AV and spyware scan &
www3.ca.com AV & spyware scan. Symantec and McAfee also have free online AV and vulnerability scans.


44 posted on 03/09/2005 9:19:33 PM PST by deepFR
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To: TruBluKentuckian

I have most of the stuff you mentioned....and I update REGULARLY.

Maybe I'll start it in Safe Mode and do the scans that way. Norton hasn't caught anything, Spybot hasn't...nor Adaware.

Got any other ideas? I'm serious...


45 posted on 03/09/2005 9:19:59 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (aitch tee tee pea colon 2 slashes dubya dubya dubya dot proud patriots dot org)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Try online scan at:

www.housecall.antivirus.com or www3.ca.com


46 posted on 03/09/2005 9:21:31 PM PST by deepFR
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To: deepFR

OK. Thanks...


47 posted on 03/09/2005 9:22:13 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (aitch tee tee pea colon 2 slashes dubya dubya dubya dot proud patriots dot org)
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To: Brad's Gramma

No problem. Let me know if it works. I may have some other ideas - I go through this about once a month with my son's computer because he keeps disabling his firewall. Good luck.


48 posted on 03/09/2005 9:24:37 PM PST by deepFR
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To: William Creel

Images load and upload slower, they begin as grainy images, and clear up,slowly. I suppose the issue is the time involved. Thing is, the quality of My images is important to Me, I am not Geek enough to risk My best efforts on unproven systems. I may be a bit senile, I am damned sure old enough, but, whatever, Firefox just did not impress Me all that much.
I run Adaware, Spybot, and the MS spyware blocker, and Spyware Blaster. I run Bit Defender, and AVG, free, and it has been a long time since anything sneaked in.
Only reason Firefox ain't the target is that it is not yet worth aiming at, not that it is bullet proof.


49 posted on 03/09/2005 9:27:49 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER ( suspect)
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To: MplsSteve
Click on Tools, find and click on Auto Complete and then Clear Forms. That erases the entries in the address bar.


50 posted on 03/09/2005 9:57:49 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (More than two lawyers in any Country constitutes a terrorist organization. ©)
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