Sexual websites in address list

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Teller3

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Everytime I put something in my address to look something up, this url keeps coming up. It is a sexual picture and I can't get rid of it. Even if I clear my whole list it keeps coming up. I have a 14 year old son that I would prefer not to see this kind of thing. Is this a virus or just something that came with a download and now we are stuck with it. Please help! Thanks!
 
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Hi Teller3, a lot of people seem to having this kind of problem lately. Have you run an updated antivirus scan?

You can do an online one here:

http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall/

It would also be useful to see what you have running at startup. There are some websites out there that can cause the Windows Search and Homepage entries in the registry to be modified every bootup. There files may show up in the Startuplog.

You can download, unzip and run the Startuplog.com file from the site below. It will place a file, Startuplog.txt, on your desktop. Just copy and paste the entire contents of that (not stubbpaths.txt) to your next reply.

http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html
 
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If ur using Internet Explorer, go to TOOLS/INTERNET OPTIONS/SECURITY/RESTRICTED SITES/click SITES. In the box type in the offender's url like this "*.offender.com", without the quotations. A lot of these jerks also use .net, so include that also. Then everytime you come across another, add it.
 
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One more thing I forgot, you probably have some spyware. Go to the link and download AdAware and the update utility. If you've never run it you will be amazed at what you've got on your machine.

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
 
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