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Home page in my brower keep changing ?

By anansimann ·
The home page in my browser keeps changing back to the same search page - no matter how many times I set it to where I want it to be. HOW CAN I fix that?

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by LMon In reply to Home page in my brower ke ...

You've benn highjacked. Check add\remove programs see if you recognize anything that does not belong there and remove it. Then D\L either spybot or adaware they will help you fix your problem and clean up a bunch or registry info. not needed. Also run your updated AV program and make sure no viruses are associated with that highjacking.

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by ian.wessington In reply to Home page in my brower ke ...

I use the free version of AdAware which is available as a download from Lavasoft. It gets rid of most of these annoying hijackers and also removes stuff like Gator and hidden key loggers.

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by BJacksonMBA In reply to Home page in my brower ke ...

One of the things you should try is first see if the website has a remove program link on the search enginge. Then I would go into the add/remove programs and check for the websites name. Also check and see if it added a toolbar for Internet Explorer.
a website named Xupiter was infecting my computer I had it uninstalled and now it works fine.

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by darra268 In reply to Home page in my brower ke ...

Hijackers are as common as viruses these days. Take the URL of the page your browser is being set to...drop it into a search window and add remove to the end of it. Look through several processes to find the one that seems to work the best. Then make sure you have all your security updates in place to try and slow down the next one. Download Hijackthis and check out these sites:
http://www.pchell.com/ or
http://www.computercops.biz/

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by toms45 In reply to Home page in my brower ke ...

As others have said, you've been hijacked. Download and run Ad-Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy, and, fer cryin out loud, install a good antivirus package. Also, quit downloading stuff from crack and porn sites! The software mentioned can be found for free on the web.

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by toms45 In reply to Home page in my brower ke ...

Sorry, Lmon - I didn't realze I gave amost the same answer as you. Questioner - do not rate my response. The credit should go to Lmon.

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