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IE 6, problems changing the homepage

By quesneg
Mar 2, 2002
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  1. Microsoft Internet Explore version 5 or 6

    I am using Windows 98 with IE version 5 or 6.
    When I start the browser, it comes up automatically with a specific web site lets say www.cpay.com.

    Even if I go to the browsers settings and change the default home site to something else, lets say yahoo.com, and click "apply", the new home settings do not take affect. I am back to the undesired home page again.

    Any suggestions on where this file is kept and how I can get ride of it completly. and thanks in advance
  2. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Window Title Name

    You need a registry hack to get rid of cpay.com. ( Window Title Name ) http://ihome.ust.hk/~kentchen/Hints/hints.htm



    I came across this @ http://www.wilders.org/
    Win/98 has a built in bit, REGWIZC.DLL that allows outsiders to read, write, and edit (in other words, to "hack") your Windows registry.

    This can cause many problems for you, such as making your browser behave strangely, changing your homepage, causing programs to hang up or not function, and launching programs you don't want to run.

    Here is how to disable it:
    1.) Click on - taskbar/start menu/run
    2.) Copy and paste the following line into the run field:
    regsvr32.exe -u c:\windows\system\regwizc.dll
    3.) Click OK. You should get a popup message confirming the successful disabling of regwizc.dll.
  3. redskins1991

    redskins1991 TS Rookie

    I have the same problem

    I 'm having the same problem, I have windows 2000 professional, and when ever I go on the web it comes up with the same search site every time. I have tried to change it plenty of times, but it doesn't work. And I even tried your method and it still didn't work. Can you please help me out?
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Try running Adaware, Spybot, and/or Hijackthis.
  5. redskins1991

    redskins1991 TS Rookie

    I'm not that good with computers, is there an easy way to fix this?
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    That is the easy way, just download one of the apps I mentioned(they can be found by searching google) update it, then run it. Its a good idea to use one or more of those apps to scan for spyware on a regular basis anyway(I do it weekly)
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