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kri shan
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Joined: Apr 08, 2004
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Something is running in my laptop and not able to delete. It automatically adds weird ads in any web page. I deleted the browser history and cookies. Still it exists somewhere... Any inputs.... I checked in control panel too....
fred rosenberger
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What browser? What OS?

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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You've got some sort of toolbar or add-on that you're unaware of. Many software installers -- even those from reputable publishers -- will add these things to your system these days, sometimes asking you first, but sometimes not. If you're lucky, you'll be able to remove it in the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Have a look.

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vishal saha
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fred rosenberger wrote:What browser? What OS?

one of the trade of[downside] specification . in your terminology rfc e.e.e.x

edit - may be mechanism over policy would be better in this context.
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