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Whenever I open IE, it defaults to google.com as the home page instead of our company home page.  I have run Hijackthis and found an entry.  I removed this.  I also went into the registry settings, and there was an entry there in HKCU>Software>Microsoft>Internet Explorer>Main showing the startup page as google.com.  changed this to the company's intranet site.  But when restarting the machine, again, google.com comes up as the home page.  where is it getting this information?
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by:dineesh
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Hi,

Open IE -> Tools -> Internet options- whats on the home page field on the general Tab.

regards
Dinesh
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by:nrybak
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It is showing google.com as the home page.  I change it, restart and it reverts back to google.com
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by:sfarazmand
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run the malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

also check for any toolbars that may be installed and remove them.
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by:sfarazmand
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Also is there anything like spybot or any spyware protection on the PC? They have settings to protect changes to the home page and must be turned off first.
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by:Wayne Barron
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do you have the Google Toolbar installed?
If so, then make sure that it's properties are not set to default your homepage.

Good Luck
Carrzkiss
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by:nrybak
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There are no google programs installed on this laptop at all.  
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run the malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
Also is there anything like spybot or any spyware protection on the PC? They have settings to protect changes to the home page and must be turned off first.
also check for any toolbars that may be installed and remove them.
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by:nrybak
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Thank you sfarazmand.  I ran malwarebytes and it found a suspect registry setting.  once it was deleted and machine restarted, it defaulted to our company home page.  
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