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Computer help..... need fix

When I turn on my computer in XP it opens Internet Explorer with some gay porn site (flame away) how do I get rid of this

Also I have this grey box messenger service on there.... how do I get rid of this also

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Go to the top left and click on "Tools", then at the bottom, "Internet Options", then type in the site you want as your home page.

As for "grey box messenger service", .
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When I turn on my computer in XP it opens Internet Explorer with some gay porn site (flame away) how do I get rid of this

Also I have this grey box messenger service on there.... how do I get rid of this also
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I wonder if a system restore would do the trick? Start-All programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Restore -Choose Restore my computer to an earlier time-Choose checkpoint before you started having problem -

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Re: Computer help..... need fix

stop looking at gay porn...download spybot and adaware...run windows critical updates
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That's a good start. And add a firewall (ZoneAlarm is a free download and does a decent job), and of course run a good Antivirus program (I use Norton and am happy with it).
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Try adaware, after you download it you can run it and it will clean most spy ware off your system and get rid of unwanted registry keys that you have taken. You also want to go into your explorer settings and on the privacy tab select to prompt for all first party cookies and deny all third party cookies so that you know what kind of **** people are putting on your machine. It is also wise to disable java unless you are doing something that specifically requires java. You can enable and disable it as needed but java can give complete access to your machine right to the point that there are some java apps out now that can make hidden partitions on your drives and hide **** from you so that it can't be removed.

Most software firewalls are almost useless when it comes to what you download. A hardeware firewall with custom tables is about the only thing that will protect you if you don't know what to watch for.
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If all the above does not work, try this

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gay porn hey....hmmm...perhaps you should spend less time infront of the computer and more time riding.............riding the bike, I meant your bike!


Spybot and Adaware with any luck will help you out. If not then download the Startup Inspector and use it to go through the list of items that are executed when WinXP boots up and deselect any that aren't doing you any favours. I'm pretty sure the offending item will be pretty easy to spot.........
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Re: Computer help..... need fix

Just got this @ work, firewall first - and if nothing else catches it I have the reg entry @ work you need to add to rid yourself of it.

Although the problem I encountered was a pretty funny one..tech of mine @ a site doing a rooftop unit startup and is there with the customer and some engr. guys. He announces proudly that his old laptop was so buggered that they finally got him a new one with all the right toys. He starts it up as he's chatting and 14 seconds into discussion IE loads some manlove site (pc is on the desk behind him ) as he's sitting there telling them what the new machine has for gadgetry. I wasn't there but I got the "WTF IS WRONG WITH MY PC, ARE YOU MESSING WITH ME?" phonecall seconds later Even the customer felt bad
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