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Help!! i lost the Tab that deletes Cookies!!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hi!, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. hi!

    hi! Thread Starter

    Dec 16, 2002
    well it's not me it's my friend's computer but i couldn't fit that in the title

    I don't know what he did but seems like he lost that Tab!! ok, i can't change his home page or delete his cookies!! i go to TOOLS and then to Internet Options.. THERE IS NO GENERAL PAGE!! yes that part is gone!! all i have is the Security page.. Content.. etc..

    what happen? how do i get that Page back!!! now i can't change his Homepage (which was take over by other company) or delete his cooke..
  2. EvileYe


    Aug 30, 2003
    Sounds like you have adware/spyware in there somewhere.

    Download cwshredder from here


    Close all browser windows (including minimized windows)
    Run cwshredder

    When it is finished Reboot your computer.

    Download Adaware from here

    Go here http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

    Make sure you select "Check for updates now" and get the latest reference files.

    Run Adaware and hit the Scan now button, make sure Activate indepth scan is selected and then
    hit next. After the scan has completed delete everything it finds.

    Restart your computer.

    Then Download Spybot search & destroy from here. Read the instructions while you're there.


    Install the program (Close all browser windows) and run it.

    Before scanning press "Online" and "Search for Updates"

    Put a check mark at and install all updates.

    Click "Check for Problems" and when the scan is finished let Spybot fix/remove all it finds in red.

    Restart your computer.

    Download "Hijack this" from here


    Once you have unzipped it and have it running, Hit the scan button, when the scan is finished the button will change to a save log button, click it and then a notepad window will open, you need to copy and paste all of the log contents in here and someone will look at it for you.
  3. Deke40


    Jun 27, 2002
    Look in the Registry...
    Run REGEDIT and go to...
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

    Check the right hand pane for a dword value GeneralTab
    and if it is present set it to 0

    Then go to

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

    And do the same there.
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