Unwanted desktop shortcuts

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Registered: 03-22-2003
Unwanted desktop shortcuts
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Sun, 01-02-2005 - 6:50pm

I have  recently  had desktop shortcuts appear. This has happened before, always shortcuts to some kind of search page with labels such as Bingo, Travel,Poker Online etc. Always the same 7. I'm guessing they tie in somehow to previous searches I did in preparation for a trip to Vegas. Anyway, I usually just right click and remove them. This time I get nothing when I right click! I also had one appear months ago with a porn themed label. That one will not delete, or open either. So I dragged it to the very bottom right corner of the screen and left the smallest amount  showing that I could. I can't even drag these new ones. They simply won't move. My son has tried to eliminate them too, without success. Help!


TIA, Ruth

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 01-02-2005 - 11:17pm

Sounds like you have some unsavory things that have downloaded themselves.


Have you tried Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy? Run your antivirus?


If you can't drag these things to the trash then you need to go after them.


Check to see if any of them are in your startup, Start, Run, type in


 


Have a nice day !.