Solved

How to change http://companyweb/ homepage in Internet Explorer

Posted on 2014-04-25
3
594 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-02
Internet explorer opens with an error page. It's home page gets automatically set to http://companyweb/. I have scanned for viruses and malware severally and also did system restore to the first week of this month. The error page was noticed just last week. Yesterday, after the system restore, the computer looked okay and IE homepage was Google. That changed again this morning. How can I stop this from happening and change the homepage permanently to Google? This is a Windows 7 computer. Is there a local policy that I can change to fix this? My malware scans had removed Babylon, conduit and other things. I deleted registry entries, the temp folder and other folders related to the popular malware already listed.¿
0
Comment
Question by:bobox00
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:Ricardo Martínez
Ricardo Martínez earned 250 total points
ID: 40022953
There's a local policy to change that, or you can edit the registry entry for the homepage, in this link there's more info about how you can edit those properties:

Windows 7: Internet Explorer Home Page - Specify and Prevent Changing
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Howe earned 250 total points
ID: 40023429
it does sound like a group policy thing. you might want to run up gpresult to see what your current gp is imposing?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bobox00
ID: 40037469
I initially created a new entry in the registry on the client computer to fix this (set IE homepage to www.google.com permantently). Then the problem started spreading to other computers on the network. My colleague set a permanent homepage for everyone, using Group policy.
0

Featured Post

Major Incident Management Communications

Major incidents and IT service outages cost companies millions. Often the solution to minimizing damage is automated communication. Find out more in our Major Incident Management Communications infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer” and an SSL certificate is a critical component to keeping your website safe, secured, and compliant. Any ecommerce website must have an SSL certificate to ensure the safe handling of sensitive information like…
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
Shows how to create a shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Chrome browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch the Search Engine Menu: In chrome, via you…

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question