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IE Shortcuts keep appearing


My companay recently applied some group policy that provided shortcut links (favorites) to IE 7, so now they are across the top of my browser. It is annoying because there is only so much real estate and I one of them is useless to me. I've gone int Documents and Settings and deleted them from all users. I've also deleted them by right clicking on them.

Some executable or something is running and keeps putting it back there. Is there anyway to find where it is originating from and delete it?


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  • vbernard3844 Feb 13, 2009

    I tried it for all of them with the selection of "Add-ons currently loaded", except for those by Adobe or MS One note. Didnt work. There are other selections in the drop-down for add-ons that load without permission and add-ons that have ever been loaded. should i go through them as well?


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Try going into tools- manage add-ons and disable browser add-ons one by one. When you get to the right one, your add- in should be gone. You have to shut down internet explorer and restart it every time you disable an add-on for the changes to take effect.

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  • Gord Thurston Feb 14, 2009

    You could try the add-ons that run without permissions -the ones that have never loaded won't be causing problems. You could try un-installing & re-installing IE7, but it's unlikely that this will work. One thing that will work is a program called "hijack This" by soperman. Do a scan with this & look for a browser helper object (bho) that isn't from a company you recognize. tick the box next to it & press the button that says "fix Selected". This will remove this annoyance when you get the right bho.


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