You have probably already answered this for someone else, but I couldn't find it in the previous answers.
I have two machines I am dealing with that have had software downloaded that has changed the homepage and search page settings. One is a Windows 2000 machine, the other is XP.
I have removed the downloaded software, I have changed the Internet Options. I have gone into the registry and reset the start page, the search assistant, and the search bar. I have changed or deleted every reference to the two programs I can find. Problem? When I reboot the systems the registries either rewrite or default to the previous settings. I am telling the registry "OK" before I close out.
What am I missing? Or is there a "save" function for regedit that I'm not seeing?