Home page lockup problem

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by CharBhasha, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. CharBhasha

    CharBhasha Guest

    Never thought I would get into this trouble again.
    I have checked for external virus and ran Ad-aware
    and Spybot. But nothing unusual showed up.

    As soon as I finish loading WinXP Pro on this PC,
    the home page locked up to www.msn.com ...
    How do I fix this problem ? Please help.
     
    CharBhasha, Aug 12, 2006
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  2. CharBhasha

    rocky Guest

    PA Bear has said the following about locked up home pages:

    Several Spybot Tools (e.g., Tea Timer) & Settings (e.g., Immunize) could be
    disallowing the change. If Ad-Watch is enabled, it definitely disallows the
    change.
     
    rocky, Aug 13, 2006
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  3. Sandi - Microsoft MVP, Aug 13, 2006
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  4. CharBhasha

    CharBhasha Guest

    Hello Sandi,

    I have just read through http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers/41.html
    and the following published comments :-
    --------------------------------------------
    Protective software
    Check your protective software (especially antispyware and antivirus). Spybot Search and Destroy, for example, has an
    "immunize" feature that will lock your home page. Other products that may lock your home page including Ad-aware's
    Ad-Watch, SpywareBlaster, SpySweeper, Norton AntiVirus, McAfee VirusScan and Antispyware, and both versions of Zone
    Alarm.
    --------------------------------------------
    During loading XP Pro on a clean formatted
    drive, to stay free of malware and viruses,
    I usually load the Zone Alarm and Norton
    AntiVirus, before I even download the IE
    updates. Well, trust is gone now. I have to
    start from the beginning again !
    Thank you for your help.

    CB

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    | Sandi Hardmeier
    | Microsoft MVP since 1999
    | http://www.ie-vista.com
    | Internet Explorer Community
    | http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
    | The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get read.
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    | | > Never thought I would get into this trouble again.
    | > I have checked for external virus and ran Ad-aware
    | > and Spybot. But nothing unusual showed up.
    | >
    | > As soon as I finish loading WinXP Pro on this PC,
    | > the home page locked up to www.msn.com ...
    | > How do I fix this problem ? Please help.
    | >
    |
    |
     
    CharBhasha, Aug 13, 2006
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  5. CharBhasha

    CharBhasha Guest

    Hello Rocky,
    I am re-loading the XP Pro again.
    Hope to keep the PC 'saviors'
    away during loading.
    Thanks for the info.
    CB

    | PA Bear has said the following about locked up home pages:
    |
    | Several Spybot Tools (e.g., Tea Timer) & Settings (e.g., Immunize) could be
    | disallowing the change. If Ad-Watch is enabled, it definitely disallows the
    | change.
    |
    |
    | "CharBhasha" wrote:
    |
    | > Never thought I would get into this trouble again.
    | > I have checked for external virus and ran Ad-aware
    | > and Spybot. But nothing unusual showed up.
    | >
    | > As soon as I finish loading WinXP Pro on this PC,
    | > the home page locked up to www.msn.com ...
    | > How do I fix this problem ? Please help.
    | >
    | >
    | >
     
    CharBhasha, Aug 13, 2006
    #5
  6. CharBhasha

    JRosenfeld Guest

    Just to correct the information relating to Spybot: It is not the immunize
    feature that locks the IE home page, but the option, in advanced mode, Tools
    tab, IE tweaks, where there is an option to lock home page. Uncheck that and
    it won't lock it. The immunize feature sets kill bits for bad activeX in the
    registry and places sites in its database into restricted zone (similar to
    spywareblaster).
     
    JRosenfeld, Aug 14, 2006
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  7. CharBhasha

    CharBhasha Guest

    JR,
    Good tip. I am so scared of these wonderful
    software, that I am not going to load any of
    them up until the end of loading all my working
    software. Thanks.
    CB
     
    CharBhasha, Aug 14, 2006
    #7
  8. Sandi - Microsoft MVP, Aug 14, 2006
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