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    Windows adds items to Favorites

    Recently, Windows 7 has been adding to my Favorites folder (Windows Exploder). What's causing this and how do I stop it? I end up having to manually delete entries daily.

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    Wow, I thought someone here would know. Thanx anyway for your time.

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    Zeno,

    It could be because you are using Windows Exploder!

    Seriously, I'd do a lot of checking for malware. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    I checked for malware (fixed). But the problem still occurs. I really don't like the computer doing things on its own without my knowledge or permission.

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    Did you run Malwarebytes? www.malwrebytes.org
    I woud also run AdWCleaner http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

    Jerry

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    What specifically is being added to the folder?

    Joe

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