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Home page setting in Internet Options

By computer_excel ·
In Windows XP Professional, SP1 I am not able to save the Home page setting in Internet Options. When I setup to start home page at http://www.yahoo.com and apply it and OK it. The home page setting would go back to about:blank and re-create undesirable web site on My favorite. Whenever I deleted all undesirable web sites from My Favorite it would add the same undesirable web site when I open up Internet Explorer.
I ran Norton AntiVirus 2005 for virus, spyware, and adwares. It unable to fix it. I ran Adware Pro, yet same result.

Where in Registry control the home page setting of Internet Options?

What is the best possible solution(s)for my problem?

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by dustyD In reply to Home page setting in Inte ...

Try a download and installation of HijackThis, available here:
http://www.download.com/HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html

You should continue to update and run spyware removal tools until they come up clean. Turn off system restore before you begin the cleaning process.

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by ozi Eagle In reply to Home page setting in Inte ...

Hi,
You have the "about:blank" hijacker malware.

Use awareaway to remove it, available from www.adwareaway.com for 5 days free trial. Don't use it on w98 machines.

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by RalphP In reply to Home page setting in Inte ...

I'll first recommend the Parasites pages at http://www.aumha.org . One thing I can NOT emphasize enough - Download and install AdAware / Spybot S&amp / Spywareblaster, and download IESpyAd (I'd recommend IESpyAd 2 so that the whole system is protected ... but either works). Update all three of the main programs. THEN - Reboot and scan in safe mode. Also, with AdAware - do an ADS scan if you're running NTFS. If this doesn't clean it, then it's dug down deep, and you'll need either a parallel install, or to dismount that drive and mount it as slave on another machine, to scan the registry without the OS running. Last and not least - Check the ratings on Norton. Last ten machines I had with Norton were eaten up with spyware, since a lot of the new trojans and viruses will infect Norton - or at least hobble it. Last case of Sober I had? Infected LUALL.EXE (the LiveUpdate module) so it would reinfect when Norton ran to pull an update! My advice is to ditch it, and get a competent AV that's not quite so high profile and not as apt to be hijacked by the trojans and viruses.

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by vicupdate In reply to Home page setting in Inte ...

The best software to use, to resolve your problem, is "Microsoft Antispyware" (free download)

grtz
Vic

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