Spyware, viruses, & security forum: Porn Domains listed in the registry - don't visit porn sites

by: bigdaddya May 19, 2007 5:08 PM PDT

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Porn Domains listed in the registry - don't visit porn sites

by bigdaddya - 5/19/07 5:08 PM

I use windows xp service pack 2. I ran several different spyware detector programs such as Ad-Aware, AVG anti-spyware and Spybot. All picked up MyWebsearch and its associated programs. I told each program to delete it but it was always back when I rebooted the computer. Finally, I edited the registry to eliminate all references to that group of malware. However, along the way to deleting the Mywebsearch garbage, I came across what must be twenty five or thirty references to porn sites in the registry in the following section:
WINDOWS current version INTERNET settings zone map domains. I have an internet filter called BSafe which is set to block all porn websites and is password protected. Since, believe it or not, I don't visit porn sites and the internet filter keeps other family members from visiting the sites, what the hey are these sites doing in my registry? My password is changed regularly so nobody else should be able to keep track of it and I give it out to nobody!! Can I just delete all these sites from the registry or do you think they are a list of sites blocked by the internet filter?

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