Help Needed - Sister in PC Chaos!!

  aly-lfc 16:29 19 Jul 2004

My sister has recently bought a PC, using windows xp. She is using AOL 9 for internet access, but microsoft internet explorer keeps opening up too with lots of adverts & interfering whilst looking at pages. This also happens when she tries to scan something, a microsoft internet explorer box starts to open & then AOL 9 will try and open (if not online). She also has a bar above her start bar with 'save' written on it - I don't know whether this is connected but she wants rid of that too!!

If anyone has any advice, feel free to reply!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:32 19 Jul 2004

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Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
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Ccleaner click here

Try some free anti spyware I use the first 3 to great effect.

  keith-236785 16:41 19 Jul 2004

right click on the save bar and see if you can select exit

goto view/toolbars and see if there is a strange entry.

open control panel/internet options. click the Programs tab.

at the bottom, remove the tick from "Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser"

try again and see if that helps.

  aly-lfc 16:41 19 Jul 2004

Will give it a try tonight on her PC.

Thanks for the advice Fruit Bat :-)

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