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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