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Porn on my computer

 
 
Montana
 
Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 07:41 am
I have had this problem before except the last time I had pop ups from porn sites and I want nip this in the bud before it get's out of hand.

Someone in my house has obviously been to some porn sites and one site has made it onto my exporer. I have my son signed on my computer as another user, so he has his own side of the computer which is how I put it. Now, when I go to his side of the computer and click on explorer there is a porn site there that wants you to install it. I believe it's one of those video dial up site and I need to know how to get rid of it. Not all that long ago I had to do a full recovery on my computer because of the porn and I need to nip this in the bud.

Any help would truly be appreciated.
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lab rat
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 09:29 am
Are you using Internet Explorer? If so, you can restrict particular URL's using Explorer's Content Advisor.
Go to Tools>Internet Options>Content and select "Enable . . . " under Content Advisor. Under the "Approved Sites" tab, enter the offending URL and select "Never". When you click OK, the computer will prompt you for a password to lock in the preferences.
This works well to block particular sites and sites that participate in "ratings", but it isn't a general fix. Hope it helps . . . maybe one of the A2K computer experts will be able to give you some better options.
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Monger
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 11:08 am
It sounds like you want to change your home page, but I'm not sure. . .

In IE click Tools-->Internet Options and you can change the home page from there.

I'd strongly recommend that you run Spybot, to remove any scumware that may have been installed ('specially stuff that may have been unintentionally installed).
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 11:16 am
Thanks Lab Rat. I'll keep that in mind and will have it here to fall back on.

Monger
Yup, that's what it did. It put itself in his homepage and after spending my whole morning on this, I finally got rid of it <sigh>

Thank you for the link. I will be going there right now to install it.

Those damn porn sites!!!!!!!!

Well, #1 son says he will never visit those sites again. He's been warned (evil grin)
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 11:24 am
Um, if he is gonna visit porn sites he might do well to learn which ones will not mess up the computer.

I had a room mate who would get those porn dialers all teh time. He was always compromising my network so I finally just looked up some porn sites for him and gave it to him, the ones I gave him didn't use sneaky downloads and stuff so my problem was solved, no more junk and viruses on my network.

Now if your objective is to keep porn away from your son that won't help, but if it's to keep the computer safe you might consider it.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 11:31 am
My favorite part of the story, Montana, was you saying it was your "son's" side of the computer.
Riiiight. It's okay, we're all friends.

Good free porn site, that doesn't leave messy popups, you may ask? Edit (Moderator): Link removed, Links to porn sites are not allowed.
You can pass that onto your "son."
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 11:41 am
Sure, Slap - just be careful which links you follow from there.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 11:54 am
Oops, my bad.
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 12:33 pm
Craven
My son is going on 17 and I could care less about him seeing porn. Hell, whatever floats his boat. It's only natural for him to want to watch that CRAP, so who am I to judge. I honestly am only upset about the sites that install themselves in my computer. Now, I am not willing to go searching porn sites to find the ones that are harmless to my computer, because I just have to draw the line when it comes to searching for that stuff for him. It just gives me the creeps to think about it. So, how do you know the ones that are safe and the ones that are not?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 12:50 pm
Well, the list of criteria is hard to pin down. First of all I avoid any sites that use popup advertising. Any site that prompts a download I avoid entirely.

Most people say they got the software on the computer "by accident" but that's usually inaccurate. They might not have intended to install a dialer but they usually approved SOMETHING.

You might ask Slappy to PM you the link he'd posted.
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 02:00 pm
Thanks everyone. I appreciate all your help.
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2003 08:20 pm
Montana, there are a couple of different issues here.

The most common "pop-up ad" only comes up when you are on the siite. It is annoying but expected. If ads are popping up and the porn is not your home page then you have a different problem.

If your son downloaded a program (or dialer) in his quest for more graphic porn, then you probably have "adware" installed on your system. When he ran the program he downloaded from the porn site - it secretly installed a malevolent program that pops up ads (or worse).

A varient of adware is "spyware". This has the ability to send information from your computer to the authors of the program. It can track your browsing habits. Even worse some spyware can send keypresses.

To get rid of spyware, I have had luck with the free version of adaware from lavasoft (I also have a curious teenage son). It does a decent job at getting rid of popups - and claims to remove spyware (I no longer type any personal information or passwords on Windows).

There are commercial packages that get rid of spyware. I would trust Norton etc.

Most important is that you should educate you son about running unsafe programs on your computer. Browsing is fairly safe in that webpages can not fundamental change anything on your computer.

Running a program is a different story. A program that you let run on your computer controls everything. It has free access to your computer and can install its own secret programs to control or monitor you computer, pop up ads when you don't expect them or anything else an evil mind can imagine.

If you want to let your son look at porn - that's one thing. But don't let him run programs from these sites on your computer. From what I've heard, there is enough porn available that doesn't require you to open your computer to the (under)world.
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Montana
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2003 06:54 am
ebrown
Thanks for the information. I have already had talks with my son about never downloading anything onto my computer without talking to me first. I have decided that I don't want my son watching porn on my computer at all. There's enough of that stuff on late light on the dish and he has all the channels right in his room. My computer is my world and I want it to be porn free.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2003 06:58 am
Montana wrote:
There's enough of that stuff on late light on the dish and he has all the channels right in his room.


I'm also sure he thinks he's got the coolest Mum on earth. Laughing
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Montana
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2003 07:09 am
He really does Wilso and sometimes he doesn't even realize it. We did have it out yesterday about the porn on my computer though. Even cool moms have to draw the line somewhere ;-)
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MisterEThoughts
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2003 06:03 pm
Interesting I had the same problem it really pisses me off. I just reformated the whole system. I suggest you do the same.
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Montana
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2003 06:09 pm
No, it's not bad this time. It was just something that ended up in his home page and I took care of it. I did have to reformat my system because of this before, but it was just a minor thing this time. I hear ya about being pissed off. I personally detest porn and it ain't pretty when it throws itself in your face. Fortunately, as my son gets older he tends to listen more and show mom the respect she deserves.
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MisterEThoughts
 
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Reply Sat 22 Nov, 2003 06:13 pm
Amen.
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