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How can I prevent a website from changing my Home Page ?

By starvista9
Nov 10, 2004
  1. How can I disable users/websites from changing my homepage ?
    I have spysweeper and that has a hompage shield but it only works on Admin accounts. I want to "disable the ability" to change the homepage for the limited accounts.
     
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    I assume you're using Internet Explorer, its homepage can be locked by editing registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer, if there is no dword value "NoSetHomePage", create it and set to 1.

    Or if you want it to affect only you, not all users, then use key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Restrictions instead.
     
  3. starvista9

    starvista9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Yes I have Internet explorer.

    How Do I get into the registry ?
     
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    Run regedit.
     
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Go to Start, then Run and type in regedit.
     
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