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Can't change Home Page

By JeffreyC
Jul 8, 2006
  1. Hello all I tried to reset My home page and everytime I set it to another page other than Netscape It goes right back to Netscape I have scaned my computer using all programs that I could find inclluding spybot and adaware. not real sure what step to take next? I downloaded Hijack this but am not sure at what to get rid of any help would be helpful..

    Here is the Log file from Hijack
     

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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your HJT log is clean.

    Go to whatever webpage you want to use as your home page, then click tools/options and on the general tab click use current. Click apply/ok

    See if that helps.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    What browser are you using?

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  4. JeffreyC

    JeffreyC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ive also tried to change the homepage that way but as soon as I close the tools option window it goes right back to netscape.
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Two possible things to try.

    1: Try changing your homepage while in safemode with networking.

    2: Get rid of Netscape altogether and try using Firefox or Opera.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. JeffreyC

    JeffreyC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 is what i'm using now.. Turned computer on one day and it was there dont no if it was automaticly downloaded or what but thats what I've got.
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That might be the source of your problem.

    I don`t recommend using beta software as the results can be unpredictable.

    Uninstall IE beta 7, or try doing a system restore to before you had the problem.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. JeffreyC

    JeffreyC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok thanks howard I'll try that and see what happens.
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +621

    which AV tools do you have?

    Spywareblaster has a feature (quite nice actuall) that disables the ability to
    set the browser home page -- this stops highjacking :)
     
  10. rewclaus

    rewclaus TS Rookie

    Can't change my HomePage

    I just tried (for the first time in months) to change my homepage, which is currently google.com. I tried several ways of changing it: typing in the new site in the tools>internet options, and then browsing to the page and clicking use current. after hitting Apply and exiting the Options Window, it resets itself to google.com.

    I have googled this problem and read many things that i tried, but none of them fixed my problem. can anyone help me?
     
  11. JeffreyC

    JeffreyC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks all for the Help

    The problem where i couldnt change my home page was because of Zone Alarm I had to remove Zone Alarm then reinstall it..
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Never heard of that problem with Zonealarm before.

    Oh well, at least you problem is solved.

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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