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Q: Internet Explorer 6 ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Internet Explorer 6
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: rosie2-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 16 Feb 2004 15:16 PST
Expires: 17 Mar 2004 15:16 PST
Question ID: 307440
How do I delete

It appears as a favorite and also the icon pops up. There is also
another icon for loans that appears up and is not wanted. Same
situation. Please help
Subject: Re: Internet Explorer 6
Answered By: feilong-ga on 16 Feb 2004 17:48 PST
Hi Rosie2,

Your computer obviously has unwanted software called spyware and adware.

What is spyware?

"A technology that assists in gathering information about a person or
organization without their knowledge. On the Internet, "spyware is
programming that is put in someone's computer to secretly gather
information about the user and relay it to advertisers or other
interested parties." As such, spyware is cause for public concern
about privacy on the Internet."

What is adware?
"while not necessarily malware, adware is considered to go beyond the
reasonable advertising that one might expect from freeware or
shareware. Typically a separate program that is installed at the same
time as a shareware or similar program, adware will usually continue
to generate advertising even when the user is not running the
originally desired program. See also cookies, spyware, and web bugs."

More definitions of spyware and adware programs can be found through these links:

Spyware definitions

Adware definitons

To easily remove them and avoid similar problems in the future, you
need to download, install, and run the following programs one at a

Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.2
Application to scan for spyware, adware, hijackers and other malicious software.


Removing unwanted icons from the Favorites menu of IE6 is easy. You
just go to Favorites, right-click on the unwanted icon, and choose

In addition, you can also find other information and solutions through
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