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Browser Take over

by macheholder / August 30, 2008 5:54 AM PDT

My OS>XP Pro with SP2. I'd download an add-on for IE 7 "DownloadStudio" all is well but after the boot sequence,on the start screen,IE starts up with "DownloadStudio" as the home page but {with out me starting up IE to begin with} "DownloadStudio" in not the default home page for IE7.I've uninstall the folder from off my hard drive with the 'Add/Remove Programs' and deleted all "CONCEIVA" & "DownloadStudio" files and folders from the registry and don't know what to remove again to end this,it's not affecting my system or IE in anyway,I just want it removed.

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Re: home page
by Kees Bakker / August 30, 2008 6:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Browser Take over

Tools>Internet Options>General. What's your home page? Can you change it? Does it keep what you make it or does it return to something you don't want?


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Re: Home page Take over
by macheholder / August 30, 2008 1:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: home page
these are the home page start up address/home page that are located in >Tools>Internet Options but the problem is still there earlier I downloaded IE8 and trying to undestant the new settings
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Ahh, that's a pity.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 30, 2008 7:20 PM PDT

Since IE8 is still in Beta, there is little we can do to fix any issues there. If you want IE7 back, then you will need to upgrade your OS to SP3.

However, perhaps that first page is being generated by a BHO, (Browser Helper Object), or an ActiveX component. IE7 allows us to disable BHO's now, and I assume IE8 will do the same. Have a look at those and see if there are any obviously from this studio software.

If not, start disabling them all, one by one and testing.


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Browser Take Over (resolved)
by macheholder / October 5, 2008 1:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Ahh, that's a pity.

I would like to thank you for all the tips and assistance with a little problem ,as I had mentioned before ,that the browser take-over was not too great a problem but just annoying ,that after boot up and on the start screen IE7 would start to load it's own web page .I'd tried some of the tips given with no end to the problem,I clicked on the "start tab,All Programs" and saw a folder "Start up" and there it was my start-up Browser take-over problem cause at one time I thought that it was coping itself even after when it was removed from the Hard Drive and from the Registry ,then I right clicked and "Delete" now my start-up "Browser Take-over" problem is no more,as technical as it might had been and yet so easy to resolve(not so all the time)
thanks for all the help and I did get to learn some new stuff.If you have a similar problem try this out before the technical stuff "start>All Programs>Startup" right mouse button delete.

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(NT) That's good news, and thanks for reporting back
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 5, 2008 7:41 PM PDT
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