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 http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/troubleshoot.asp#updatecheck

    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
    http://www.ie-vista.com/kbase2.html [Only use the Command
    %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot uninstall via Add/Remove
    Programs!]

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

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

    3. Reinstall IE7 EXACTLY per
    http://www.ie-vista.com/known_issues.html#pre-install <= Steps #1-8, #10 &
    #11; take note of #12, then STOP!

    NB: Use http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/default.mspx as the
    installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.

    Or Direct Download link:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9ae91ebe-3385-447c-8a30-081805b2f90b

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

    4. IMMEDIATELY go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com 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
    security.

    Also see:

    IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/10/11/IE7-Installation-and-Anti_2D00_Malware-Applications.aspx

    What's New in Internet Explorer 7
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms649487.aspx

    Release Notes
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/Aa740486.aspx

    IEBlog: IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/05/ie-and-xpsp3.aspx
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 16, 2009
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    unhappy ms user, Jan 16, 2009
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