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AOL Hijack of Internet Explorer

I am using Windows XP Home Edition, and I recently had to do a System Restore. It seems that Compaq is in some type of agreement with AOL, and AOL is set as my homepage in Internet Explorer. I have tried to change it through all the normal options, yet it keeps changing back to AOL. It's like having a homepage hijacker on here. I mean AOL? Get real.

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How To Change Microsoft Internet Explorer's Default Homepage

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That doesn't work

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I have tried that already. I know how to change the homepage, it's just this will not allow it TO be changed. It will continue to go back to the Compaq/AOL homepage. I guess I will just have to live with it for now. The only time I use Internet Explorer is to make sure my blog looks OK for people who are still using MSIE instead of Firefox or Opera.

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just a thought...

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Check in your Trusted Zone.
Internet Explorer - Tools - Internet Options - Security - (click on) Trusted Zone
Scroll through the list of trusted site.
Do you find free.aol.com?

Consider removing it if you do find it.

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On the start menu

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you should see "Set program access and defaults, this can also be reached by going to the control panel and opening "Add/remove programs".

Put the dot in "Custom" and click the down arrow to make the changes.

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mountaineer2006, Try changing your Homepage in SAFE mode. If you have Zone Alarm installed try uninstalling it then change your Homepage then reinstall Zone Alarm. Many are having Homepage problems with the newest version of Zone Alarm.

Tufenuf

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Tufenuf it worked!

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Thanks Tufenuf for your suggestion! It worked! I went into Safe Mode, uninstalled Zone Alarm, then went into Internet Options and changed my homepage. I restarted, and when I opened Internet Explorer, my home page was what I wanted instead of AOL. I reinstalled Zone Alarm, and my hoem page remains. Thanks again!

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(NT) (NT) Glad it worked & Thanks for posting back.

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and msn dont care nither does aol

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i contacted microsoft on this problem.
waste of time. they dont really give a hoot.
because to use msn browser you have to dump aol...
or you have to type in the url evertime you want to use it
just one less browser for them to have to deal with
as for aol
they simply hijack the msn browser and keep it..
if your and aol member, you proable dont worrie about it.

you can down load google chrome and set the home page to msn.com
works well.. its the only way your going to be able to go to msn with
out typing it in..


i have tried most everthing suggested on the net with no avail
if anyone knows of something that will work please post it..

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That's not fair.

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If you run a security program that protects the IE homepage against changes, you shouldn't be surprised if you can't change it. That's not standard Windows. That's not AOL. That's not msn. That's your own security setting. Only yourself to blame.

Kees

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