removing sites from address bar

September 2, 2011 at 19:09:26
Specs: Windows XP
how do you remove websites from "my computer" address bar. Going to "start", then "my computer", typing a single letter will bring up an unwanted website. How do you remove these websites from being displayed? I have windows XP

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#1
September 2, 2011 at 20:26:33
What happens when you use search in your internet browser?

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#2
September 3, 2011 at 03:08:01
MercuryMontego, pure SWAG, mines empty so... Try RIGHTCLICKING the items you want to delete and see if that option comes up?
HTH
Ed in Texas

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#3
September 3, 2011 at 08:13:37
If you use CCleaner Lite (freebie) it should clear those and a whole stack more.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
September 3, 2011 at 09:37:23
I don't think there is a supported way to delete individual entries. Doing this wold likely mean low level modification of files. Don't even consider that.

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#5
September 3, 2011 at 13:48:18
Right-click and Delete is the exact right thing to do.

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#6
September 3, 2011 at 15:49:30
The poster has now solved the problem but, for some reason, by raising a new post - this one:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
September 4, 2011 at 15:21:31
Thanks for the help Derek, and all others who responded as well. I should also have mentioned that the address bar that appeared under "my computer" (which seems to operate independently from the address bar that appears when you click on the Mozilla Firefox icon,) that 'right clicking' does nothing; i.e. when you right click, the "delete" option never came up. In any case, the address bar no longer appears under "my computer", which essentially solves the problem.
Thanks, MercuryMontego

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#8
September 5, 2011 at 07:17:59
"In any case, the address bar no longer appears under "my computer"

Refer screenshot.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-image...


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#9
September 7, 2011 at 16:00:55
right clicking does not give me any options; i.e. if I right click on the unwanted website that pops up, no options appear. NOTE: This is happening in the address bar of "my computer", not the address bar of my opening page, the page that opens when you click on Mozilla Firefox.

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#10
September 7, 2011 at 16:45:27
"This is happening in the address bar of "my computer""

That is what my screenshot refers to.


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#11
September 12, 2011 at 16:04:57
Screen shot does show whether or not the address bar is checked. I still can't figure out how to delete a website that pops up when a certain letter is typed in the address bar. Right clicking on the website in blue does not give you a delete option, or any options.

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#12
September 12, 2011 at 16:14:07
"Screen shot does show whether or not the address bar is checked"
Look at 2nd red arrow.

"Right clicking on the website in blue does not give you a delete option, or any options"
When blue, try hitting your Delete button.


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#13
September 12, 2011 at 16:28:59
Thanks for trying to help John. There is a "delete" button on the right side of the keyboard, (just right of the large "enter" key, but when I hit it, nothing happens. I also tried hitting the CTRL button (lowest left hand button on bottom row of keyboard) and "delete" button at the same time, but that does nothing either.

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#14
September 12, 2011 at 17:04:56
Ok, When blue, try hitting your Delete button.

Try again, making sure the mouse arrow stays on the blue.


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#15
September 12, 2011 at 17:16:00
Tried it, typing the letter, the website appears in blue just below the address bar; I keep the mouse on the blue website and hit the "delete" button. Sorry, nothing happens .

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#16
September 12, 2011 at 17:35:05
Just realized you never responded to Derek & using CCleaner.

Did you?


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#17
September 12, 2011 at 18:04:59
I just went to the following website and clicked on their download button for CCleaner.
Still unable to delete website from address bar. Is there something I should do or look for after CCleaner is downloaded?

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#19
September 12, 2011 at 18:20:38
You have to install CCleaner from the download. In my opinion the best way is to always Save downloads into a folder (rather than Run them). You then double click the saved file to install it. It will produce and icon from which you run it - don't bother with the registry cleaner part tho.

The install might offer some unwanted goodies such as McAfee trial or Google toolbar. Make sure you uncheck those before installing.


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#20
September 12, 2011 at 19:21:12
WOW! Thanks John. I tried downloading CCleaner, but could not figure out where the file went. I then went to folders and found I had several downloads of CCleaner.
I installed it, and finally got rid of the pop up website. Many thanks for you help and patience!!!!!

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#21
September 12, 2011 at 19:23:47
Thanks so much for your help Derek!!! I was successful in installing CCleaner, and it removed to unwanted website from appearing in the address bar.

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#22
September 12, 2011 at 19:54:39
Nice work MercuryMontego.

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#23
September 13, 2011 at 06:21:17
Good news, thx for popping back to let us know.

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