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IE home page keep changing

By koko122333 ·
i am running w xp pro and laitlly the start page of IE keeps changing. i have the spybote on my pc and the option "lock startup page" is checked but it still cahnging the home page.
i can put it back to my page but the next time i reboot the pc
it will change again.(to the same one)
installed spywargard and every boot it tells me that the page changed, do you want to keep it or restore
please advice how can i delete the unwanted page to take over all the time forever. why the spybot doesnt privent it from changing
what to do to over come this problem ( do i need to go into the registry? where and what to do over there(
thank you very much

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by DKlippert In reply to IE home page keep changin ...
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by w2ktechman In reply to IE home page keep changin ...

I ran into this about a month ago. Neither Spybot Nor Ad-Aware had found the culprit. I had to manually look through the registry to find it. It was in a key marked HKEY_Local_Machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\? I forget but, I found some "friendly URLS" which seemed to be where the himepages pointerd to. I removed these and ran scans on each of them to find the directory of the program which called them.
But that is all I remember of that one, happy hunting.

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by Chris910 In reply to IE home page keep changin ...

As far as I can tell this guy has done some awsome work with browser hijacks and has developed some removal tools (CWShredder, and HijackThis)
It's best to go there and check it out yourself.

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by Obersturnbanfuhrer In reply to IE home page keep changin ...

If your search pages have been redirected, re-establish the defaults:
a. Open the Registry Editor and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Change the Search Page value to:

and, if it exists, change the Search Bar value to:

b. Navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL

and change the default value to:

c. Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search

Change the SearchAssistant value to:{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchasst.htm

and change the CustomizeSearch value to:{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchcust.htm

Hope it'll work (I quote those from

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by jeneric9 In reply to IE home page keep changin ...

Try WinPatrol v6.5.0.0 at it cleans up startup programs spyware and keeps your homepage from changing..hope this helps

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by koko122333 In reply to IE home page keep changin ...

i followed all your instructions but still i have the same problem.
it looks that there is some other reg. valus hiding some where that causing this change beside the ones mentioned in your answers.
i did a search for this value but could not find any beside the one you mantioned.
the value i get is
thank you

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