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Since: 18.3.02
From: Hartland, WI

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.84

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 page that the system came with.

I tried resetting with options/tools, 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.
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Potato korv

Since: 3.1.02
From: Brisbane, Australia

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
Just checking - did you do:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\default_page_url
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?
El Nastio

Since: 14.1.02
From: Ottawa Ontario, by way of Walkerton

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.95
- 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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