How can I delete the files on my computer thats hiding?

Question

I've read some of your other responses and now know that clicking th 'remove me ' on porn e-mails is a bad thing and won't do it anymore, I'll just ignore as you suggested until hopefully it stops. One day I clicked on sight because I wanted to find a contact so I could send them a threatening e-mail if they didn't stop targeting my address. When I closed out there was a series of other objectional porn pages that kept popping up, I just started clicking everywhere but couldn't keep up, as fast as I could find the close button another one was there, the windows were of all sizes. Finally in a panic I just shut my computer down. When I turned it back on there was a desk top icon from one of those sites, I knew how to get rid of that and did, but my question is how did it get there? I didn't store anything of that nature, also when I deleted it from the desktop it just went to a file and we wouldn't have even known that if we hadn't accidently came upon it later. My question, finally is.....how can I search and find anymore of this that may be hiding on my computer so we can delete it? and How can they do that? Isn't that illegal, are ther any recoarses?

Answer

This question was answered on February 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

What you have to do is sign on to the internet and go to the top of the page where the tool bars are and right click the Tools menu and you should see something that says internet options.

When you do this, you should be taken to the GENERAL menu and see options for the internet

Between home page and history, you should see temporary internet files When you see that you click settings....view files....and you should be able to delete all of the websites and files you have visited.

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Posted by alfonso of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 5, 2003