My desktop is constantly being invaded by icons for such things casino, dating, internet, pharmacy, printer cartridges, etc., etc., usually about 8 of them. They also appear in my IE favourites column and, far more annoyingly, my existing favourites list is reorganised into alphabetical order (but with the invaders at the top, of course). It's easy enough to delete it all, but re-ordering my favourites is a pain.
I have updated Norton AV 2002, SP2, AdAware & Spybot installed but none catch the stuff.
Any ideas will be very welcome please.
I can't for the life of me see any profit in these activities. They are so irritating that I'd never open one on principle - but maybe others see them differently
Thanks, Terminator. My Norton AV is OK for updates but clearly doesn't catch these invaders. My sub is due in January so I guess that's the time to get a complete Norton new package including the Firewall
Hi gjn2 - Ive been getting exactly the same icons as you. Presume it's when we visit a certain webpage or program. I strongly suspect its summat to do with Yahoo myself. I have Norton 2005, AVG, Spybot, Webroot, Adware 6 & Spysweeper - all semm unable to prevent the arrival of these icons, plus I now have a rather annoying inch high extra "toolbar" at the bottom of my screen which always come son when i open IE and cant be removed! Any ideas???
Yes my favourites get added to and re-sorted and yes I too have the red x on my block at the bottom but unlike yours pressing it doesn't get rid. It's there on the screen permanently until you shutdown the pc then it reappears every time you open Internet Explorer. Well if its all not originated from Yahoo I'm well & truly stumped! Mighty annoying eh!
I would personally (but only in my opinion) disable XPs firewall and download Zone Alarm a free download from here click here and also I would get this program , a²free click here and see if the two of them can't shift your invaders !
Well thanks for the suggestion about a squared 2 (never heard of them before) but it scanned nearly 60,000 files on C drive and found absolutely ZERO malware files. I dont need Zone Alarm firewall as i have Norton 2005 Internet Security .......... any other suggestions???