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#1 OFFLINE guy20uk

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 07:46 AM

Basically, when i click on history, and then click the search button in the history column (on the left of my screen), and type in random letters into the search box in history, a list of sites come up which are still saved onto my computer. These sites are from ages ago, things like banking sites (nationwide.co.uk) and continous ebay things ive looked at, just many random sites from nowhere. i dont know why these are saved, some of them ive never even had as favourites in the past. i do not know why the computer has saved them.

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?

Thanks.

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 08:25 AM

In your CCleaner have you ticked the "Delete index dat files" ? They are files embedded in your pc. Restart pc and try again.See if that fixes it.
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! :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:13 AM

Hey

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

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 02:22 PM

In IE, go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Content Tab.
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....

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 12:48 PM

Ive tried all that - no good, the sites are still there

any suggestions??? any

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 03:29 PM

Have you posted this before like a long time ago?
I know of a program that might help but if you are the same guy you said it did not work.
Just checking

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 06:40 AM

yes its me!

and the program i think was IE Privacy Keeper. I downloaded it, and have tried it severall times - no luck.

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 07:37 PM

hmm, you could try reformating and reinstalling windows if it was driving you that crazy :D

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 09:33 PM

Try this, on your desktop, right-click Explorer then click on the "Clear History" button. If that dosen't work, download this shareware program and run it.
Tracks Eraser Pro

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 10:06 AM

just downloaded it and tried it

those history items are still showing up when i search for them??

any other suggestions guys??

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 06:40 PM

Reminiscing: Things were so much simpler to delete in Win9x via a batch file in DOS mode.

Piriform software help documentation is available at: http://www.piriform.com/docs

 

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#12 OFFLINE guy20uk

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 10:35 AM

cmon guys??

this seems like such a simple problem, cant believe thers no simple answer

im desperate arrr :(

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:41 PM

CCleaner in safe mode. Also select "Delete Cookies, Delete Files, and Clear history in Safe Mode as well, after you have done the CCleaner scan, just in case. Make sure thats all done, and report back here.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:38 AM

hi

er..how do i get into safe mode?? (windows 98)

sorry :huh: amateur!

by the way, thanks guys for all your help. im really stuck here and i appreciate all your suggestions

guy

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 03:29 PM

http://service1.syma...src=sec_doc_nam

Expand the cross for Windoows 98/ME.

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 06:48 PM

hi

er..how do i get into safe mode?? (windows 98)

sorry  :huh:  amateur!

by the way, thanks guys for all your help. im really stuck here and i appreciate all your suggestions

guy

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