IT gurus I need help badly...

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Eric Lamont
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IT gurus I need help badly...
Apr 1, 2004

Sorry this is off topic, but I need help badly. I need to know where I can go for a discussion/support forum for Internet Explorer. I am at my wits end!

I was infected by two different trojans. McAfee advised me of this, I ran the virus scan and deleted the infected files. Now, I dont know if it was these trojans or something else, but now, everytime I start my laptop and open IE there are half a dozen favorites that I did NOT add. They are for crazy porn sites. Also, my home page keeps being changed back to a porn search engine. I am NOT a porn viewer and this is really discouraging.

Here's what I have tried so far:

  • delete favorites from list in Internet Explorer, change home page back to

  • after restart, favorites return. Followed path to favorites file in my Administrator file, and removed from there. Changed home page back to but on retart unwanted favorites return again, homepage reverted to porn search engine.

After deleting both times I have emptied the recycle bin. Also, I have tried the above steps multiple times with no luck.

Again, I apologize for the off topic post but this is driving me batty and I dont know where else to go. If you want to just direct me to some forum for this type of thing that'd be fine. If you want to try and help me via email that'd be awesome too.


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