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redirected to wall street journal when trying to go to yahoo

Can anyone tell me why when I try to go to yahoo, I am being redirected to the Wall Street Journal site?  I am using IE9.
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jcimarronCommented:
grimjiffy--How are you trying to access Yahoo?  From Address bar, shortcut, Favorite?  For the latter two, right click and then click Properties.  What address appears in the URL line?
If not Yahoo, then change to Yahoo.
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grimjiffyAuthor Commented:
I have it as a home page and it just started going to the wsj.  I've tried just manually typing in the URL, http://www.yahoo.com, but I get the same results.  I can get to sub sites, like news.yahoo.com, but not to the main site.
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jcimarronCommented:
grimjiffy--Unless the URL in your HomePage box is changing to wsj that is weird.
I am not sure from from your last post whether you also get redirected to wsj by using the Address bar or if you are still talking about the Home Page setting.  
Manually go to http://www.yahoo.com and, staying on the page, click IE Tools|Internet Options|General tab|Home Page section and click "Use current".  Does that stick?

If not, and this is something new, try a System Restore to a date before the problem started.

If no help, it may be best to uninstall IE9 (which should take you back to IE8) and see what happens to your ability to have wsj as the Home Page.  If that works you then have to decide whether to stick with IE8 or reinstall IE9.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
scan your computer with malware bytes as you probably have a redirect virus
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grimjiffyAuthor Commented:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial) 1.65.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.09.11.05

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421


Protection: Enabled

9/11/2012 8:27:05 AM
mbam-log-2012-09-11 (08-27-05).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 354068
Time elapsed: 12 minute(s), 9 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
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grimjiffyAuthor Commented:
Please kindly disregard my request.  I solved it by hacking my registery and removing search references to yahoo.com.
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grimjiffyAuthor Commented:
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grimjiffyAuthor Commented:
solved it myself
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