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Author Topic: Internet Explorer home page keeps changing  (Read 7204 times)

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Devin

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Internet Explorer home page keeps changing
« on: May 15, 2004, 11:55:35 AM »
When I open internet explorer 6.0  my home page is some search engine crap, so I change it in the options menu to msn.com, and 5 minutes later it is changed back to that search engine page, I don't want that page, yet it keeps coming up as my homepage after I change the homepage in the settings menu... any ideas on how to fix? Thanks

dl65

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    Re: Internet Explorer home page keeps changing
    « Reply #1 on: May 15, 2004, 01:18:32 PM »
    Devin ....your machine is infected with some bug.....
    See if you can identify it by using the search feature and when you find out its name......Make sure your anti virus is up to date as of yesterday .
    I would get the latest Ad-Aware ....
    http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button
    Then I would make sure you have a firewall installed.....
    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp
    get the free one .
    Then D/L trojan remover.....fully functional evaluation (30 days)
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=903

    These programs should help you eliminate the pests....
    DO NOT use your SYSTEM RESTORE feature.......to attemp to fix your machine .

    hope this helps

    dl65 ???

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    devin

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    Re: Internet Explorer home page keeps changing
    « Reply #2 on: May 15, 2004, 04:16:22 PM »
    ok, well I will give it a shot, and see what happenes, when I get back from work, thanks a lot for thew downloads.

    screensaver

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    Re: Internet Explorer home page keeps changing
    « Reply #3 on: May 17, 2004, 12:59:15 PM »
    Let me add to the list of tips to try:

    Most browser hijack programs rely on something being in the start page box in the IE settings.  If you leave it blank sometimes their garbage pages won't appear.  

    Also, I second the virus scan, spyware and adware scan, and trojan scan.  Those pests can really create a mess.

    Also, if you can't afford to buy an antivirus program.
    AVG Antivirus is a very good Windows based virus scanner and it is totally free (the program and the updates).  

    Or if you are an avid-Dos user F-Prot Antivirus has a free Dos virus scanner.  I think it might be detect and removal but I'm not sure.  But it comes in handy if you can't boot into windows because of a bad virus.  You can make a bootable cd that'll run on startup.  I only wish other tools were this handy and didn't rely on windows so much.

    Anyway, good luck.

    And don't forget to update your Windows and Browser files by using www.windowsupdate.com .