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I.E. 6 auto-filling searchbar?

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#1 Bobman


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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:40 PM

Hello all,

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction on this. I have a user on our network (win2k servers, XP pro clients) who logs into the domain but uses a local (non-roaming) profile as he travels with his machine off-network quite often. When he opens up IE and types in "www.a" into the url it finds / prefills with "www.anot-goodsite.com", not exactly what you want to come up in front of a client, especially when your corporate website starts with "www.A" :thumbsup:

I've cleared cache & such, ran all the "normal" spyware removal tools, have good virus protection, etc. and have been unable to find a fix for this. Interestingly enough, it only happens when logged in on that computer as that particular user, so it appears to me that it's part of his profile.

I'm reluctant to delete his local profile as there is a LOT of setup done on this particular machine that would be time consuming to reproduce. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.


Mod Edit - Link to inappropriate site altered - Leurgy

Edited by Leurgy, 24 September 2005 - 04:40 AM.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:03 PM

In IE, go to Tools>Internet Options>Content>Autocomplete>Clear forms. That is where you can clear the URL's history and disable saving URL's. You can also run Ccleaner to delete index.dat files to remove the history.

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#3 Mr_Freeware


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Posted 24 September 2005 - 12:09 AM

and/or tell your employee (or whatever) to stop looking at p0rn !!!!

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