1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Can't Delete History Item from Explorer Address Bar

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by BrennJ, Oct 16, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. BrennJ

    BrennJ Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Hi,

    I have an issue that is driving me crazy. No matter what I do there is one item that I cannot delete from my IE address bar (shows up via the auto-complete function). It doesn't show up in the history, just on the address bar. The item is a link to a youtube video. I'm running Vista 64bit. Based upon advice on this and other forums I have attempted all of the below and still can't get it to go away.

    -Deleted the IE history (like 3000000 times)
    -Searched hardrive for all URLs and looked for the item with no luck
    -Ran regedit and looked for the item in the Internet Explorer reg folder (and also tried a FIND on the item with no luck)
    -Deleted all history in my YouTube account
    -Ran CC Cleaner
    -Ran an antivirus scan with my antivirus software (BitDefender)
    -Dowloaded and ran MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
    -Upgraded from IE8 to IE9
    -Deleted IE history in safe mode

    I think thats it... Any help anyone could provided would be much appreciated. This started off as me being curious as to why I couldn't delete it and has progressed into a small obsession..... it's now me vs. this stupid link. If you think it would help, I can run HiJack This and post the report.

    First time I've ever posted on a message board, but like I said I'm a bit obssesed at this point.

    Thanks in advance,

    J
     
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    34,058
    Have you looked inside the following registry key?

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs
     
  3. BrennJ

    BrennJ Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Yup. Looked in there based upon your advice actually that I saw on a similar forum post. Not there unfortunately.
     
  4. BrennJ

    BrennJ Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Just remembered, I also tried resetting IE.
     
  5. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    34,058
    Have you been running CCleaner's registry cleaner option prior to noticing that URL?
     
  6. BrennJ

    BrennJ Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Nope. I only downloaded in order to try and resolve this problem.
     
  7. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    34,058
    Something found in the following link:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-from-my/89f1a9c0-a526-4e99-97f4-7e88f706f8db

    Also, Internet Options > Content > AutoComplete > Uncheck Use Windows Search for better results.
     
  8. BrennJ

    BrennJ Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    That worked!! Thanks so much for the help Phantom!
     
  9. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    34,058
    You're quite welcome! (y)
     
  10. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1022609