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By ddvorpahl ·
How do I stop my IE6 Homepage from being hijacked by http://www.sysprotectionpage.com/.

I get multiple warnings from various anti-virus software that my home page has changed to above:blank, do I want to keep it? I always say no, however, when I open IE I get the address above:blank and it switches to the above url or when I put my desired homepage in I shift to the above url. I checked my settings for homepage on the tab tools, internet, but it still reflects the desired homepage, but I can't get there unless I go manually. I am not sure but there may be more hijacking on my pc. Can someone help?

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by JamesRL In reply to Internet Explorer Homepag ...

Here is the recipe:

1) get yourself an anti-spyware tool- I use more than one - both Spybot search and Destroy and Ad Aware. Make sure you have the up to date definitions before the next step.
2) Turn off system restore.
3) Reboot into SAFE Mode
4) run the anti-spyware tools - twice - sometimes one virus/spyware masks another.
5) Reboot in standard mode and test IE.

You can also look at what is running at startup by running msconfig from the run line - you can use it to turn all non MS apps off at startup and add them back one at a time, but I wouldnt' do that until you've tried and failed with the anti-spyware program.

Hope that helps.

James

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by ddvorpahl In reply to

James RL, I will try this, but I will have to wait to see if it works. I hope so.

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by ddvorpahl In reply to Internet Explorer Homepag ...

James RL, I have tried Search & Destroy, Ad-aware, No-Adaware, & at least 7 other programs. They all found many trojans, worms, etc. but still I have the problem. I will try, however, the turning off system restore. I did run the programs in safe mode, but to no avail. This is what happens when a person inadvertently turns off Norton Client Security. It allows junk through.

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by databaseben In reply to Internet Explorer Homepag ...

The windows defender program, avail at microsoft.com has the ability to un-hijack your browser.....

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by ddvorpahl In reply to

I have defender, I will try it.

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by databaseben In reply to Internet Explorer Homepag ...

The windows defender program, avail at microsoft.com has the ability to un-hijack your browser.....

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by ddvorpahl In reply to

See previous answer.

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by databaseben In reply to Internet Explorer Homepag ...

The windows defender program, avail at microsoft.com has the ability to un-hijack your browser.....

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by wayoutinva In reply to Internet Explorer Homepag ...

Try running "hijackthis
HijackThis, is a general homepage hijackers detector and remover and may help you solve your problem.

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