My Home Page has been hijacked by an automatic update page...

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Della, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Della

    Della Guest

    I even updated, but the first home page is still an IE7 SP2 update page. I've
    reset my preferred homepage in OPTIONS, but that isn't stopping the Microsoft
    page to load. What can I do to stop it and get my regular homepage first?
    Della, Jan 15, 2009
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  2. Della

    Gordon Guest

    There is no IE7 "SP2". Please post the URL of this "page"....
    Gordon, Jan 15, 2009
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  3. 1. See

    If no joy...

    2. You may have a horked (dirty; bad; flawed) install of IE7. I suggest
    that you...

    1. Uninstall IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6) EXACTLY per [Only use the Command
    %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot uninstall via Add/Remove

    2a. Uninstall all toolbars and third-party Windows Themes (including Window

    2b. Disable all Norton Add-ons, if applicable.

    3. Reinstall IE7 EXACTLY per <= Steps #1-8, #10 &
    #11; take note of #12, then STOP!

    NB: Use as the
    installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.

    Or Direct Download link:

    Tip: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it.

    4. IMMEDIATELY go to and install any
    critical updates offered. If a "Root Certificates" update is listed in the
    Optional category, install it to take full advantage of IE7's additional

    Also see:

    IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications

    What's New in Internet Explorer 7

    Release Notes

    IEBlog: IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 16, 2009
    unhappy ms user, Jan 16, 2009
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