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Cannot set my home page to my default.

March 3, 2011 at 13:14:15
Specs: Windows XP

Had to reset my mail account at MSN due to password hijack. Now when I open IE8 it goes to a mystery "guest" page first and then I have to sign in to get to my.msn home page, however both pages have the same address in IE address bar. I reset my home page in IE to desired page as default but changes will not take. Cannot delete the guest page either as menu access for that function is denied for that page. I believe it might be in registry but do not want to randomly delete files. I set start page in REG Edit to correct home page address but did not change anything. Have run Spybot and antivirus scan but no sign of virus or spyware on my computer. Any ideas?

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#1
March 3, 2011 at 13:33:47

Appears that your web browser has been hijacked. Meaning it takes you where you do not want to go.

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

This may give more insight ---
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hos...
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File


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#2
March 3, 2011 at 17:38:34

Irene O
Their is another way to check the Registry by using hijackthis.
That's how I removed a web site that had taken over my IE 8 Home Page.
Just be careful with what you fix.
Download - http://www.download.com/HijackThis/...

To have it analyze - http://hijackthis.de/index.php
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If you prefer you can go to a hijackthis forum and take the log file and tell them
your problem. Let them tell you what to remove or what steps to take
before removal.
http://hjt-data.trendmicro.com/hjt/...
On the left of this web site is a list of hijackthis forums

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#3
March 4, 2011 at 15:14:35

Thank you for the information. I have run the hijack this application and am working with someone from one of the forums now to asses and help me correct the problem.

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