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by hokie_man / November 8, 2012 9:03 PM PST

I somehow unwittingly had my homepage changed to AOL and did all that seemed necessary to get rid of them. I did a Google search to attempt to find out some info on the redirect and read various forums, etc. I got my homepage back ok but now when I go to the internet I get my homepage on a tab but what opens is the Google search page where I asked how to get rid of the original AOL redirect. I am using XP and Windows 7, IE8. I just have no clue on why this is happening nor how to make it stop.

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Re: home page
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 10:21 PM PST
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And what homepage is defined in Tools>Internet Options>General?

Mine says 'about: blank' and is blank indeed (my favorite - because fastest - homepage). What's yours?


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Home Page
by hokie_man / November 9, 2012 4:52 AM PST
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I was using FoxNews. I went on and changed it to blank as you suggested and it works. Thanks!

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by pgc3 / November 8, 2012 10:57 PM PST
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And how did you go about attempting to change your homepage? Are you also using a dual boot set up? You said Win XP and Win 7, so that would be an assumption. Does AOL show up in your programs list? A little more information, system, type of security used and a clarification on OS(s) used, might help.

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by hokie_man / November 9, 2012 5:02 AM PST
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Sorry for the confusion - too many PCs in the house. I am using win7 on the PC involved. I've had the same home page forever and when AOL took over, I simply went into Internet Options and changed it back to what I wanted. No, I am not using a dual boot set up - again, sorry for the confusion. Some AOL things did show up in my programs and I deleted them and rebooted but still had the Google search results page open primarily along with another tab for the home page. I am using Norton 360 for security and the PC is a HP Pavilion dv7. Changing it to blank as suggested above did make the Google search.

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by pgc3 / November 9, 2012 5:08 AM PST
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Well, it sounds like you are back in business. As was posted, SOME use blank in homepage slot, just a matter of choice and there isn't anything wrong with that, just a matter of choice and as long as it works that is all that counts.

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