Before you asked, yes I googled it, and yes I checked the Microsoft (useless) website.
I have some pages that I HAVE to use IE for (work related) from home. Recently, the Yahoo toolbar that got installed with some software update or other started causing problems. Before I realized that the toolbar was the culprit I made some registry changes (I know...without making a backup...doh).
Everything works fine now, but I cannot change my homepage. It defaults to the dell.myway.com page that the system came with.
I tried resetting with options/tools, etc...no luck. I tried resetting the default page in the registry keys. No luck.
Everything I can find on the web and at Microsoft points at various spyware type threats. I know this is not the case as I checked with three different software packages, and I also have current firewall and virus protection.
Anyone got any clues, or even a link that will point me in the right direction for this? It's not anything doing any damage, but it's annoying as hell.
Just checking - did you do: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\default_page_url and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\start page I can't think of anywhere else it would be in registry. If you have system restore on , you might try restoring to just before you hacked the first time? See what happens if you update IE?
- Run the System Restore to last week sometime. - Use MSconfig (hey, never hurts!). - Run those scans again, but do it in safe mode. - Install IE updates.
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Just look at your Task Manager, under the processes tab and sort it by the CPU column to see what's doing it. If you are using XP, it could be System Restore(a feature I find to be worthless but others like)