removing unwanted desktop icons and programs

  erniemilk 09:34 04 May 2003
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While browsing with xp, adverts for adult sites came up, it took a few attempts to close it as others followed. Eventually all were closed but now every time I turn on my pc their icon is on my desktop. I have sent it to recycle and emptied it but it re appears when I re start.Also when I go to start it shows I have a new program but I am also unable to delete this. If I go to control panel to try and delete it, it is not on the list of programs, any ideas?

  VoG™ 09:37 04 May 2003

Try Ad-aware click here and Spybot click here

  -pops- 09:50 04 May 2003

Before doing as VoG™ very sensibly suggests, can you do a system restore to before this happened?

Another program that may be of use is SpywareBlaster click here which stops these nasty things getting into your machine in the first place.

Brian

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