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can't change my homepage address setting in Internet Explorer 6.0

Posted on 2002-04-01
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i can't reset my homepage address in internet explorer 6.0, the options inside the Internet Options like [Use Current] [Use Default] [Use Blank] were not functioning like shadowing out.

it all happens when i visited several sites one time which i don't quite remember the exact urls. i suspect one of the site attempted to change my homepage address from [Use Blank] to their homepage. i tried to reinstall Internet explorer 6.0. yes, the homepage was changed, but this time in [ http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome]  which i think might be the default of Internet explorer when use in first time. the sad thing is the options like [Use Current] [Use Default] and [Use Blank] are still shadowed out and not functioning. how can i change it back to [Use Blank] again????

the second question is how can i prevent other sites from altering my homepage setting without my permission???

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Question by:jensen222
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by:slink9
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Have you checked for a virus?  Take a look at http://housecall.antivirus.com for an updated virus scan.
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by:Jason_S
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It looks like stafi is on the right track.

If all else fails, you can change the setting in the registry manualy.  You can search for your current home page setting, and change it as needed.  Of course be carefull while changing the registry!
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by:tennis123
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3 posibilities;;
 1==   GO TO A SEARCH ENG LIKE [  EXCITE.COM]  THEY
WILL GIVE YOU THE OPTION TO MAKE EXCITE YOUR HOME PAGE..
 2== GO TO THE REGEDIT.EXE IN [C] DRIVE    MAKE A COPY ON A
FLOPPY.....  OPEN IT,,,,,GO TO     HKEY,CURRENT USER,
SOFTWARE,POLICIES,MICRISOFT,IEEXPLORER,RESTRICTIONS..
   IF ANYTHING OTHER THEN DEFAULT IS THERE..
DELETE AND SAVE..
  3 LAST RESORT   DOWNLOAD A NEW COPY OF IE6.
 SAVE A COPY.....
  MANUALLY DELETE ALL [ IE ] FILES AND FOLDERS AND REINSTALL IE6....
 XTENNIS374@CS.COM
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tennis123  ! Welcome to E-E! Its common courtesy to provide comments unless you know your answer is the only answer and is 300% correct and is what the questioner is looking for and will fix their problem. Please don’t take this personally, (others could let you know before I and not so diplomatically) I made the same mistake when I first arrived and someone was nice enough to point it out to me (It hurt my feelings, but I soon realized its teamwork that’s used here). This accomplishes a couple of things: First: it doesn't lock the question allowing more exposure to other experts allowing a faster fix (many problems require an interactive dialogue to troubleshoot them properly), Secondly: it gives the questioner the option to make an award based on the best comment that helped the most in fixing their problem and it is also is common courtesy to other experts.  Again welcome and look forward to working with you in the future, a lot of teamwork is used at this forum, as you will see! :>)  Quote shamelessly stolen from Dave, Thanks again Dave

Your answer may be correct, and I hope it is, after all the main goal here is to help the questioner, but when you propose an answer it removes the "accept comment as answer" button thereby robbing the questioner of the choice to choose which expert helped the most. If your comment is chosen by the questioner, you will be awarded the points.
Thank you  
Steve  





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stafi got it.
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