After cleaning out this WIN98XE system of viruses and spyware and setting Internet Explorer to "blank", I set the Home Page back to msn.com. Now, we are unable to change the default Home Page back to "blank" or anything else. It always comes up to msn.com. (yes we do the IE, Tools, Internet Options, Blank, Apply, OK). This machine is running a good antivirus and Webroot Spysweeper program now and has been swept with the latest defs.
Can I fix this by doing a repair on Internet Explorer latest version (6.x) without going into the registry and checking all the IE keys? I don't think a trojan is doing this. I may have removed an IE entry by mistake with HiJackThis but thought I was careful not to do this.
I do not have access to this machine to post a log or look at the registry so the question here is: Will a "Fix Internet Explorer" repair this problem or is there another way I can direct a non teckie friend to fix this without bringing the machine back to me and going through the normal debug process.