Homepage Problem

By Lord Fuzz
May 20, 2008
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  1. Ok, my homepage is on the usual "www.google.com" and resently i downloaded the new AVG 8.0. After that everytime i click on Firefox it opens up a completly different website... It's called "RoyalOrchidClub.com" The URL is "www.google.com" but the page is not :( When i refresh it's ok, and returns back 2 Google lol.

    I checked my Firefox options and my homepage is on "www.google.com".
    I've done virus scans with Adaware, spybot, AVG and malwarebytes (on safe mode) and nothing has shown up lol...

    Can anyone help??????

    Attached Files:

  2. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    Delete:
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =


    I would also get rid of:

    R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! ¤u¨ã¦C - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll



    Then reboot and run HJT again.
  3. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    kk done that, heres the new log.
  4. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    I can't offhand see anything else BUT I wonder why you are running SpywareGuard AND ad-Aware 2007 at the same time.

    I am NOT familiar with these:

    O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll

    but if you know what they are and are happy then so be it.

    Are you still getting redirected?
  5. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Oh ok. Umm yeah :( I still am.
  6. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    In Internet Explorer use the 'reset to defaults' option and reboot.
  7. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    kk. It didn't do anything :(
  8. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    I don't use IE7 but in the Tools menu does it show what you use for a homepage and can you change that?
  9. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Yeah i can. But the problems with firefox :p
  10. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    Well, your HJT log shows IE7.

    I don't use Firefox so you'll have to either wait for someone that does or do some research.

    Sorry.

    edit: you did say 'everytime i click on Firefox' but I missed that - there has to be a similar method of looking at the homepage selection in FF and resetting it.
  11. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    ok man, thanks for your help :)
     
  12. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    it is almost exactly the same Tools -> Options -> main tab
  13. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    can't find it :\
  14. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

  15. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

  16. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    kk, problem still there.
  17. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    NOT FOUND

    The requested URL/firefox was not found on this server.

    Apachel2.2.3(CentOS)Server at en-us.start2.mozilla.com port 80
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    It works fine when i refresh it...
  18. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Download and Run ATF Cleaner
    Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune to your desktop.

    Double-click ATF Cleaner.exe to open it.

    Under Main choose:
    Windows Temp
    Current User Temp
    All Users Temp
    Cookies
    Temporary Internet Files
    Prefetch
    Java Cache

    *The other boxes are optional*
    Then click the Empty Selected button.

    Firefox or Opera:
    Click Firefox or Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click NO at the prompt.

    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

    ------------------------------------------------------

    Manually clear cache

    • Open an Explorer folder window (for example, double-click My Computer).
    • From the Explorer menu select Tools | Folder Options | View. Make sure that you have checked the box next to "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files".
    • Start Internet Explorer and click Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Settings | View Files.
    • IE should have opened up a folder window, typically viewing a folder with the name of C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files. Put your cursor in the Address area of the folder window and add the name \content.ie5 to the name, so in our example the Address bar would now read c:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\content.ie5.
    • You should see a series of folders with random eight-character names like ADOZMZS1. Delete each of these randomly named folders. You may get an error that some files are in use, this is normal if you are currently at a web site since those files are in the cache. Hold down the Shift key when deleting the files so they do not go to the Recycle Bin.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Let us know if this does the trick
     
  19. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Did all that... Problem still there
  20. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    Have you tried going to another site and then making that your default homepage? Try http://www.google.ca/
  21. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Yup, Doesn't change anything :(
  22. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    Does this happen if you use IE ?
  23. Lord Fuzz

    Lord Fuzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Nope, IE is fine.
  24. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    Well, I'd just uninstall/reboot/reinstall FF were I you.
  25. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Un-install AVG
    Set up your Homepage to whatever you want
    Reboot (have to do this anyway for the un-install of AVG

    Check the HomePage now works everytime

    Re-install AVG
    Problem solved :)
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