Would like to remove short cuts on desktop

Question

After recent surfing, found 3 website shortcuts on desktop and cannot delete (reappear after bootup, even though they were removed from "favorites" folder). They point to "http:// addresses. Ran spy-bot and nothing came up. Ran "System Mechanic" and no resolution. Ran Norton Virus scan... nothing.

One of these sites took over as my home page. Same issue if I reset home page... when I reboot, it defaults back to this site. How can these people take over PC's like this? How do I get them out of my computer?

I run Norton 2003 weekly and use Zone Alarm, plus spy-bot. What more can I do?

Please help.

Tom

Answer

This question was answered on December 1, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Go to control panel add&remove programs look for the name of the icon on the desk top and just click remove that should work

Gene Forcilus

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 1, 2003