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quote:Originally posted by ukmickyGeorge Am i correct in my thinking that an address isnt held in the pull down menu of the address bar unless it has actually been typed in. afterall in the registry the folder these addresses are held in is actually called "typed urls" ( i need to be careful as someone life or marriage could be in danger Hi carolyn you didnt read the above did you,(it was private and was meant for george  and if you did then wait for georges response in case i'm wrong, because pc's are notorious for doing things that their not meant to do, sometimes browser windows do get hijacked and popups do occasionally appear.She could also look in the cookies folder and see whats in their.orIts possible to hide any folder containing pictureS etc so they cant be seen just by ticking a checkbox in the properties window for the folder .you can temporally turn off hidden folders and have a look just in case. Open a folder(not web page) and from the menu at the top click on TOOLS/FOLDER OPTIONS/VIEW and look through the hard drives.ORDownload one of the many free programs which will check her pc for porn. But do you and should you really get involved, be careful carolyn.Michael
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyAm i correct in my thinking that an address isnt held in the pull down menu of the address bar unless it has actually been typed in. afterall in the registry the folder these addresses are held in is actually called "typed urls" ( i need to be careful as someone life or marriage could be in danger 
quote:Originally posted by CarolynHi Michael - you are absolutely right. I don't want to get involved. This is one of my oldest friends and she keeps asking for help, and it's difficult to say no. She lives several hours away from me, and it's hard to help over the phone. I don't know why she wants to know all of this, she's not going to leave him. They have 3 young children, and he has told her he would never give her any support if she left. He wont let her work, so she has no skills to support herself and children. Sounds like a nice guy, doesn't he.Anyway, thanks for the help. I'll try to walk her through it, unless I can talk her out of it. I think she's just looking for something she can use as leverage against him if she ever needs to.
quote:Originally posted by DoctorBeaverIt could well be a browser re-direct trojan. I had a few of those before I got my security sorted out. The trojan intercepts where you want your browser to point and inserts its own address. In other words, you type in an address but before your browser accesses that URL the trojan says "uh-uh, you're not going there... you're going HERE!" & hey presto you're somewhere you didn't want to be. It's a bit like getting on a bus that should go to London but it takes you to Bournemouth instead. Well, maybe not quite THAT annoying!It looks, to all intents & purposes, as if the address has been typed in but it doesn't usually appear in the history.The fact that the site has premium content makes it even more likely that some kind of trojan is responsible. There's no point sending out trojans & spyware for free sites. Your friend's husband could well be totally innocent.
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyThe address bar has a history of its own.Michael