How do i get rid of these sites in history!
Posted 03 November 2005 - 07:46 AM
before the problem was that, i was typing an adress in the address bar, and usually a list would drop under the address bar which shows previous sites and history, and these particular probklem sites would also appear in them. i stopped this by clicking on autocompete.
however, the problem is still there and these sites are still saved on my computer somehow. This is proved, as when i click on history, there is nothing there, but when i start searching for sites in the history, a whole list of these sites will come up. ive tried deleting them, but they will not disappear. the properties of these sites state that they are simple 'internet shortcuts?'.
Ive tried deleting my cookies, histtory, temp internet files. Ive ran adaware, CCleaner, tweaknow reg cleaner, i just wanna delete thesse sites, but where can i find them in windows or woteva, and just delete them
this has been a problem for a while now. and its quite urgent that i delete them. if anyone has any information at all i would hugely appreciate it. im quite an amateur at computers, and do not know much about them! so am having a bit of trouble. i even messed with the registry (i didnt really know what i was doing) and deleted some of the url history from there, but no luck. anyone?
Posted 04 November 2005 - 08:25 AM
If not you may have corrupt files in your history if you have meddled with the registry. Write to microsoft.com and explain that you may have a corrupt file in history and you want to "rebuild the index file" This happened to me a couple of years ago.They wrote back with instructions, and it cleared my mess up. Good luck!
Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:13 AM
Ive tried that, it didnt do it. Im pretty worried about emailing to microsoft.com?? HOw do i do this?? And how do I explain it lol.
Im really getting to my wits end, and really scared. I need to delete these sites. Cant believe its so hard to delete them. whats keeping them saved in that history folder???
anyone with any information please contact me?? pls im desperate lol. thanks guys
Posted 16 November 2005 - 02:22 PM
And then Click on "autocomplete".
Click on "Clear Forms" and "Clear passwords".
You should also go to the first tab and clear out history in there....
Posted 19 November 2005 - 12:48 PM
any suggestions??? any
Posted 19 November 2005 - 03:29 PM
I know of a program that might help but if you are the same guy you said it did not work.
Posted 21 November 2005 - 06:40 AM
and the program i think was IE Privacy Keeper. I downloaded it, and have tried it severall times - no luck.
Posted 21 November 2005 - 07:37 PM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 10:06 AM
those history items are still showing up when i search for them??
any other suggestions guys??
Posted 22 November 2005 - 06:40 PM
Don't PM me for advice or help! I'll only ask you to read forum rule #15.
Old versions of CCleaner can be found here on FileHippo.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:35 AM
this seems like such a simple problem, cant believe thers no simple answer
im desperate arrr
Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:41 PM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:38 AM
er..how do i get into safe mode?? (windows 98)
by the way, thanks guys for all your help. im really stuck here and i appreciate all your suggestions