Setting A Start Page For Ie

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by contender, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. contender

    contender Guest

    i know how to set and change my start page for IE when it first opens, but for some reason it doesnt stick. it keeps changing back to a certain site. i have ran adaware several times and all clean. i have also uninstalled and reinstalled IE and no luck.
  2. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    That's what you get for visiting those naughty sites.

    Welll there's two things that you can try. The first is do a virus scan, sometimes its a java script virus thats doing this to you, at least thats been my experience. The second thing is to go into your registry and search for runonce and see if there is anything being loaded by those keys thats could be causing this.
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Some pop up stoppers also have an option to stop other pages stealing your home page. Free Surfer is one of them. Simple to use.
  4. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    hey contender if you stop your porn addiction i can help you! firstly it uses a java exploit which Norton antivirus detects straight away and then once thats removed i think you can safely set your homepage without it changing

    so get your self a virus scanner and if you have 1 scan the system and if it dont detect it get a better virus scanner. id go for NAV 2003
  5. contender

    contender Guest

    plz tell me i dont have to stop surfin porn:( , but seriously i am not the only one using my pc and i dont keep track of what others do when they are on it.:D

    i have NAV2003, AD-Aware, several trojan scanners. i have scanned my system and all have come back clean or i have cleaned if anything was found.

    where in the registry is the start page set for IE? and btw its not a porn site that it keeps changing back to, its a canadian news site.
  6. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Have you downloaded any software from that site? if so try removing it see if that helps.

    The registry key for IE's start page is
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    and look for the "start page" string.
  7. re StartPage

    I caught ms7531 once and removed it with Spyware but 1 exe file refused to go, I had to go back to DOS. It's fully gone now but till this day the name of this annihilated trojan winks at me from the Registration summary. I followed Rettahc's instructions but Unchecking the box in HelpProgram SystConfig doesn't help, this changes the settings from Standard to Selective StartingUp. Although this pagepirate is not a real problem anymore, seeing its name there irritates me. So how can I erase it from my Registration? (no RegClean-suggestions please, I was warned that this and other such cleaners also wipe your Help&Support programs!)