IE keeps setting homepage to www.MSN.com

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Blade195, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. Blade195

    Blade195 OSNN Addict

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    What is with IE? :confused:

    I have gone to Tool > Internet Option, and I've set the homepage(startpage) to blank several times. Everytime I restart the comptuer or something, IE sets it back to MSN.com. I think it has something to do with SP2. Haven't had this problem before SP2. :mad:

    Hrmmm... anyone experience the same problem?
    It is quite annoying. I like to start out on a blank page.
     
  2. Kush

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    did u install msn toolbar or u keep running adaware after setting ur home page to about:blank? because adaware finds thats as a hijack attempt and when u remove it, it sets ur homepage i think to the microsoft thing
     
  3. dreamliner77

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    Just a thought, are you running adaware? Adaware will try to get you to delete about:blank as the home page.
     
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    lol i beat you to it dreamliner! :p
     
  5. Kush

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    btw why the heck does it find it as a hijack attempt thats pretty dumb, every time u put it on a new pc u have to tell it to ignore it
     
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    Yeah, i've found that pretty annoying, but since I've become a full Firefox convert, I really don't care much
     
  7. Blade195

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    Well, whaddaya know... that was the problem. Ahh, i knew i was doing something to set it back to msn.com

    just didn't know what i was doing that was wrong

    alright then, i'll try to set the adaware to ignore that one... thanx alot guys
     
  8. dreamliner77

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    no problem. Glad it worked out... spread the rep points...
     
  9. Blade195

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    Hehe, i can't place a point for you since i have to spread around to others first... oh well... :p
     
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    heh, guess I'm loved...
     
  11. cryogenic

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    By the way, in the new version of AdAware SE, you can actually tell it what your home page SHOULD be in IE. That way it won't detect your about:blank as a hijack attempt. Basically it's just seeing something different than what it thinks your homepage should be, so it says "hey! did you ask for this to be your homepage?"
     
  12. Mubbers

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    If you use hijackthis you can just wipe out all those "false" homepages etc...

    Did someone already say this?
     
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    do i get rep?
     
  14. cryogenic

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    That's not really the issue here... He was saying that his homepage was purposely set @ about:blank, but Adaware thinks it wasn't, so marks it as a hijack attempt. And with Adaware, you can tell it what your homepage SHOULD be set at and as long as it matches what you tell it that it should be, it won't log it as a hijack attempt.