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How to remove new ad border?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Linpin, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. Linpin

    Linpin Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased a computer and when I connected it, there was a border around the desktop screen composed of advertising. I have tried to remove the border but have been unsuccessful. They are really annoying. Also, on startup, a box appears in the middle of the screen that I am also unable to remove.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Please give more details, like is this a new computer? Does the ad display appear all the time, even when you're not on-line? Have you spoken to the seller? What O/S do you run?

    Sounds like you need to post a HijackThis listing so we can see what is infesting the system.
     
  3. Miz

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    If it's an eMachine, you have to uninstall that stuff from Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs. I think it's called "eWare" or something similar.
     
  4. RSM123

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    If you look here :

    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm

    Scroll down to 'E' - There is a listing for eWare. Apparently its in your Startup and may be called iwarestart.exe.

    If you go Start > Run type MSCONFIG and click the Startup tab - you can check for the listing. Uncheck the box and restart to complete.

    Once the pc boots to Win - do as the previous poster suggests and check for references in Add / Remove Programs.

    Depending on how much of an issue this is with you - and if they have insinuated their company name into your Int. Explorer by something like 'IE brought to you by (their name)' - see this link for removing this also :

    http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/best_of/ispbrnds.htm
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Of course, it would help if we actually knew something about the system. :)
     
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