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Re-educating Computer After Running Adaware And Deleting Visited Url's?


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#1 ruby1

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:36 PM

on my Win 98se; IE6 machine ;sorry but that is the best title I can come up with for this query; :thumbsup:

I ran adaware se ( as one does) and this time decided to delete the ' visited URL's' list in it; I know I can retrieve these from quarantine if desperate; BUT; I was of the impression that the computer will 'remember 'where I have been and those sites should be accessible in the drop down URL list OF visited sites( NOT the favourites list ); at present they are NOT despite my previously opening several sites rebooting AND deliberately opening several windows of different sites


any idea what I need to do ?

is my query 'clear' and understandable?

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:17 PM

I think you are talking about the history list in the drop down menu?
It is controlled by a file basically.
Flush the file, dump the trail.

Only appears again if you type a URL into the addres bar
98 SE is sill my favorite OS!

Not a big fan of Ad Aware anymore.
SuperAntiSpyware is better imo
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:11 AM

I think you are talking about the history list in the drop down menu?
It is controlled by a file basically.
Flush the file, dump the trail.

Only appears again if you type a URL into the addres bar
98 SE is sill my favorite OS!

Not a big fan of Ad Aware anymore.
SuperAntiSpyware is better imo

to the more hopefully better describe this I mean the drop down bit in the ADDRESS bar, which SHOULD show the last sites visited; at present it still does NOT;

how long might it be before this hopefully 'reappears'?

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:22 AM

Ruby, looks like you included the MRU (Most Recently Used) list in the items removed after your last Ad-Aware scan.

Start Ad-Aware, click on the Padlock icon (Quarantine Manager), by date select from the list the auto-quarantine file that corresponds to the scan that took your URLs and Restore it. Your MRU lists (including the URLs) will re-appear. Re-scan with Ad-Aware, but only select undesirables you want to remove, leave MRU lists unchecked.

If you have Ad-Aware set to permanently delete rather than quarantine, you'll have to re-build the URL list by visiting the sites again.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:26 AM

it is like this stuff as demonstrated here
http://www.pchell.com/support/delete_address_bar_urls.shtml

how, apart FROM reinstating the adaware deleted URL's do I get mine to gradually return?

I have visited several sites since I did the clear out but as yet the drop down menue remains blank for me; how long might it take to restore it ?

found another bit


http://forums.computeractive.co.uk/thread....essageID=952504


???

stuart ( from that site)

I think the drop-down only lists typed-in entries





nob14 (again from that site)

The only way I can get IE to use the dropdown with pages in is to paste the web site into the address bar then go with the button. It then stays in the dropdown




?????

(I have also increased my number of days to keep pages to keep in history to 3 instead of 1);

Edited by ruby1, 19 November 2007 - 12:38 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:00 AM

As far as I'm aware, the Address Bar drop-down only remembers the addresses you type, which is annoyingly why the mis-typed ones are there as well... :thumbsup:

I think you will need to either restore from Ad-Aware or type in the URLs you want to have in the drop-down.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:18 PM

Save the websites you want as favorites instead of in the history
Ad Aware, CCleaner and other programs will clear the history

Visiting sites will not make them reappear. You myst physically type (or copy/paste) into the address bar for them to reappear in the list
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:21 PM

the copy and paste method seems to be working BUT I think I need to physically type in one that refuses to 'take' despite repeated copy and paste efforts :thumbsup:




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