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LSEactuary

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Hello all.

Im using Windows 7. And firefox as a browser (although Im happy to swtich to chrome etc). I deleted IE because it had too many problems.

Is there a way of blocking people from deleting the browsing history by having a password or just blocking that option entirely?

Also - my firefox opens on google as a homepage - but when i open a new tab it goes to some other website (see print screen). I have tried changing it using the about:blank thing but once i restart the internet it goes back to normal.

Any ideas?

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Hello LSEactuary

You've picked up some malware. Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions you'll find there.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- post the requested logs in THAT forum. Do Not reply to or "bump" your own topic...if it shows a reply, it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

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LSEactuary

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Thanks.

Any ideas on my first question though?
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Is there a way of blocking people from deleting the browsing history by having a password or just blocking that option entirely?

Protect your user account with a password. There is no option to turn that function off or password protect it separately, sadly.

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Is there a way of blocking people from deleting the browsing history

even though people can delete their history you could still see every website they went to by viewing the index.dat files for their user account...if they used ccleaner though it deletes the index.dat files
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Is there a way of blocking people from deleting the browsing history

even though people can delete their history you could still see every website they went to by viewing the index.dat files for their user account...if they used ccleaner though it deletes the index.dat files


interesting. can you explain how i check this?
from what i know they just use the ordinary 'delete browsing history' button. so this could work.
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google view index.dat file but do not use one of the tools...they will be seen as spyware because that is exactly what they are...
you will be much better off using opendns and setting blocks on sites you don't want them going to...like any P2P or porn or facebook or wherever you don't want them going to...
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And if I may add, you should still do as recommended in post 2


You've picked up some malware. Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions you'll find there.


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Sorry for the lte reply - was on holiday.

I tried clicking OTL... link doesnt work on the Maleware forum. What do i do?
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Sorry about that.
Our site was down for a couple of days and it must be a left over glitch
Here is the link for the download.
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.exe
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