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homepage keeps changing

by gfender / February 28, 2004 5:41 AM PST

i have yahoo as my homepage/serach engine. every time i restart my computer, it has changed to some weird search engine. i change it in internet options, but it won't stay on yahoo.

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Re:homepage keeps changing
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2004 6:03 AM PST

Cant change default home page! Or Homepage Hijacking.

Here's a post about...

Parasite removal programs. notes the five scanning tools and removal tools that are fairly safe. If one does encounter an issue, its always been damage done by the MALWARE. The most common issue being Layered Service Provider replacement which you can use LSPFIX (Hint: use to find).

The thread has follow on discussions about new links if you don't want to use Google to find an item.


PS. All the tools are free.

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Re:Re:homepage keeps changing
by techsupport925 / February 29, 2004 3:01 PM PST

Sorry Bob--you had it all covered. Didn't see your post when I started mine.

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Never give up!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 29, 2004 8:58 PM PST

Please post as you see fit. English as it is, some may find your words to be easier to comprehend or may find another answer that I didn't cover.

Best of luck,


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Re:homepage keeps changing
by techsupport925 / February 29, 2004 2:58 PM PST

It sounds like a homepage hijacker. If you can get to any other well-known website do a Google search for HijackThis and CWShredder. Download, install, make sure they are updated, and run either--or both.
These are good programs (and free)and will not add more unwanted content to your computer. These are the two I know best (and have used)--it's up to you.
Once you get up and running again try doing a little research on ad/mal/spy/foistware & BHOs (all scumware to me).
There are some very good free programs that keep this kind of stuff from ever getting on to your computer. I'd start with Ad-Watch and SpywareGuard.
Be very careful to check out any programs carefully--some are not much better than what they are getting rid of. If you are unsure, go to forums like,, and, of course, CNET and get opinions from others.
Always keep these tools updated--just in case.
Hope this helps.

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