There is a advertise program attach to your Browser?

Question

I noticed when I launch my Internet Explorer, sometimes shortcuts are placed on my desktop without my permission. Is there anything I can do to keep companies from putting these on my desktop? I run POW to try to minimize the popup situation, but putting shortcuts on my desktop seems to be more offensive to me. Thanks.

Dave

Scottsdale

Answer

This question was answered on December 7, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This might be it there are several of them out there: HuntBar, SearchBar, and Xuppa, to name three These companies have affiliate programs that webmasters can join They put the code on their site When someone just visits their website, a spyware program immediately downloads to the visitor's computer without their knowledge, and the webmaster is paid a "commission" every time this happens After you close your browser and reopen it, however, you will notice a few things that are different

It can also add some Icons your desktop without your permission I suggest not to visit this website again, because it sends out some type of code to your browser and is consider as trojan that gets attach to your programs like it is game that you are playing.

You can download a software that might help you remove this problem by going to this website: http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/.....Arturo

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 7, 2003