problem setting home page

Posted on 2006-06-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I am having a problem setting my home page.When i go to internet options my home page says blank. I set the home page then click on explorer it keeps being directed to another web page i have ran adware and spyware and still having the same problem.
Question by:jaws1021
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    Download hijackthis

    And post the log at:

    THen make sure all your adaware/spyware programs are all up to date, i suggest using Spybot S&D which is a great cleaner, one of the best ones out there and its free.

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    And delete all cookies/offline files/ all that stuff and make sure you are clean.

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    I usually take heat for this anwser but this is what I recommend to my clients:

    In my opinion, you should purchase Webroots Spysweeper Program. It is relatively inexpensive 10-30 dollars depending if its on sale.

    Works just like most Anti Virus software on the market.

    You should try before you buy, It will search your computer, tell you the terrible condition of your computer and then let you purchase it.

    Have installed this program on over 300 Computers, and never a complaint.
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    Let us see your hijackthis log, and do not fix any entries:

    Please download HijackThis 1.99.1
    Open Hijackthis, click "Do a system scan and save a logfile" don't fix anything.
    Notepad will also open, copy its contents and paste it to either these sites:
    then at the bottom left corner click "paste"
    Copy the address/url and post it here:

    Or paste the log at -->
    and click "Analyse", click "Save".  Post the link to the saved list here.

    Also try AboutBuster, it's the tool for any AbouBlank hijacks, but i prefer to see your hijackthis log first.

    Please download About:Buster 6.0.

    Then unzip all files from the zip folder to a folder or your desktop. Start it by double-clicking on the "aboutbuster.exe" icon and then click on the "Update" button to check for new updates. If any updates exist, please install them.

    Exit AboutBuster and reboot into safe mode.
    Once in safe mode double-click on the "aboutbuster.exe" icon again and click on the "Begin Removal" button. When it has finished scanning you will see a message stating that the Scan Completed and you should press OK. When the next information window opens press the Exit button. Then finally press the OK button again when it tells you a log has been saved.


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    Thank you for all of you. I tried first post, it didn't clean, I also cleaned all the offfiles and cookies too, now I will go on and try the others..
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    by:Will Szymkowski
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    reset web settings  in the control panel.   This will set MSN as you "home page" , then you can change to the home page of your choosing.
    Could it also be posible that this incorrect "home page" is be reset even after deleting it or changing it, if so try ending system restore. (stop) .
    be sure to set a restore point and turn it back on .  This will also delete all past restore points and free up some resources on your computer.
    run , from the run menu< sfc \scannow< enter and let it run.  Yes there is a space between the c and the\.


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