MS have stolen my browser

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by David, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. David

    David Guest

    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  2. David

    Rhino Guest

    Try this. Open Registry Editor (regedit), browse to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft|Internet Explorer\Main and look at the
    data for the "NoUpdateCheck" value in the right hand pane. If it's set to 0,
    back up the registry key (important), then change the data to "1" and restart
    Internet Explorer.
     
    Rhino, Sep 13, 2006
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  3. David

    David Guest

    Thanks but it's already set to 1.

    Can't believe MS would do this.

    Cheers
    D

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    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  4. David

    CanaKiwi Guest

    What exactly do you think MS has "done" to you?

     
    CanaKiwi, Sep 13, 2006
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  5. David

    Rhino Guest

    Try searching the entire registry for ieupdate.htm. That may give a clue.

    This could be a browser hijack. Have you run Ad-Aware or Spybot?
     
    Rhino, Sep 13, 2006
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  6. David

    David Guest

    They are forcing my browser to the MS website named in the opening post. I
    don't know how or why. But every time I open a browser session, regardless
    of what home page is set in my preferences, I am forced to this MS page.
    Thats what. And there is no apparent way of stopping it. No options
    anywhere. I vaguely remember agreeing to an automated MS upgrade check
    system the last time I went to MS to make sure my security upgrades were up
    to date. Since then, I've had this problem.
     
    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  7. David

    Rhino Guest

    By the way, are you on a network? A network policy will override your home
    page settings.
     
    Rhino, Sep 13, 2006
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  8. David

    David Guest

    Do you think it has anything to do with the fact that I have my anti spybot
    software refusing an update to the registry everytime IE loads?

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    David Kitching Msc. Msc.
    Managing Director
    Natural Deco Ltd.
    The Manor
    Manor Lane
    Loxley
    Warwickshire CV35 9JX
    UK.

    Tel: +44 (0) 1789 470040
    Mob: +44 (0) 7799 118518
    www.naturaldeco.co.uk
     
    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  9. David

    David Guest

    I'ts spybot thats refusing a registry change

     
    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  10. David

    David Guest

    No. Just a wireless netweok in my home and I'm the only user.
     
    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  11. David

    David Guest

    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  12. David

    Rhino Guest

    That's normal. IEupdate technically no longer exists. Neither does Windows
    Update. It's all Microsoft Update now, and you're automatically redirected
    there whenever you browse to ieupdate or windowsupdate.

    The denial of the registry change seems to be a common thread among those
    who have experienced the same problem you have. I asked you to search the
    registry to see if maybe a browser hijack had entered that url somewhere
    other than the normal home page key/value location. You can ignore or delete
    visited urls. It just seems to me that ieupdate.htm must be in the registry
    somewhere (other than visited urls) for this to happen. The only other option
    miight be a dll file associated with a hijack.

    If you have the Google or Yahoo toolbar, try disabling it and restarting
    your browser. That was suggested elsewhere, but nobody ever responded as to
    whether or not it worked.
     
    Rhino, Sep 13, 2006
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  13. David

    David Guest

    OK, I've just conducted a search in regiedit for 'ieupdate.htm' and it found
    nothing. I'll now try disabling the google toolbar component.
     
    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  14. David

    Rhino Guest

    Can't see it. I don't think attachments are allowed here. Do you have the url
    of the gif?

     
    Rhino, Sep 13, 2006
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  15. David

    David Guest

    OK, uninstalled the google it and no difference.

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    Managing Director
    Natural Deco Ltd.
    The Manor
    Manor Lane
    Loxley
    Warwickshire CV35 9JX
    UK.

    Tel: +44 (0) 1789 470040
    Mob: +44 (0) 7799 118518
    www.naturaldeco.co.uk
     
    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  16. David

    David Guest

    OK I'll copy it manually...

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\First Home
    Page=http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?Prd=ie&Pver=5.0&Ar=ie5update&01=b1

    --

     
    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  17. Good detective work
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Sep 13, 2006
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  18. David

    David Guest

    Incidentally, I'm running IE version 6.0.2900.280.xpsp_sp2_gdr.05****-****
    [i've witheld the last mumbers in case they're some sort of unique
    identifier]

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    David Kitching Msc. Msc.
    Managing Director
    Natural Deco Ltd.
    The Manor
    Manor Lane
    Loxley
    Warwickshire CV35 9JX
    UK.

    Tel: +44 (0) 1789 470040
    Mob: +44 (0) 7799 118518
    www.naturaldeco.co.uk

     
    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  19. David

    David Guest

    so should i let it go?

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    David Kitching Msc. Msc.
    Managing Director
    Natural Deco Ltd.
    The Manor
    Manor Lane
    Loxley
    Warwickshire CV35 9JX
    UK.

    Tel: +44 (0) 1789 470040
    Mob: +44 (0) 7799 118518
    www.naturaldeco.co.uk
     
    David, Sep 13, 2006
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  20. David

    CanaKiwi Guest

    This might help

    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=5542


     
    CanaKiwi, Sep 13, 2006
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