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Removing MSN.com as I have set Google for Homepage

Everyday when I log on MSN.com opens my homepage.
I have reset www.google.com about 30 times without success. Google has always been my homepage.
As soon as I shut down the Lenovo computer which has Vista and then turn on the computer again up comes MSN.com.
Please assist me and advise how I can remove MSN permanently.
Thanks.

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Re: homepage

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Your browser should keep the homepage you set. I've never seen it different. If your browser doesn't, there most likely is some add-on that resets it. So find that add-on and disable it. Or switch to another browser (choose between Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome).

I've seen software that locks your homepage in a browser, but I've never had the need to use it. But it might work for you. Find it with google?

Kees

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Homepage

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How do you go about changing your homepage to GOOGLE? What is the procedure that you are using? Assuming, Internet options, highlight, backspace, input GOOGLE.COM, APPLY, OK...IF that doesn't do the trick, there is a fair possibility that you have a redirect bug going on..if that were to be the case then it is time to break out some anti malware tricks.

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MSN Homepage

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This does the same thing to me. It doesn't matter what I do to it, MSN jumps back in as my homepage and I hate it.

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2 ways

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go into Help in FF, then troubleshooting, hit the Reset button.

type about:config in the URL box and when the page opens put http into the search box and find any reference to msn.com and removed it.

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Removing MSN.com as I have set Google for Homepage

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I have the same problem, but today I went to tools - internet option and then copied msn webpage. After that went to security, clicked restricted site and added msn there. then went back to general to set google page as homepage. wow, no msn, I restarted my computer just in case to check and no msn webpage.

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try this

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Hi, in order to change the homepage from your browsers, go to settings and click on the view home page and edit it then change it to Google and save it. To know for all browsers check the below link.

HOMEPAGE

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LOL, how embarassing

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Over 1.5 million hits on a thread about removing MSN.com from their computer. Wink

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(NT) Now go look at the number for removing Bing.

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where?

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You'd need to pop it to the top for me to see it. Even if the post is found in Search, when you go back to the forum, it goes to front page, not to the page where the post is in the listing. The view column doesn't work either to line up by number of views. Some other big view counts I saw was for how to go back to XP from Vista and from W8 back to XP or W7. I put a suggestion in Forum Feedback that Lee maybe for fun find the top 10 or 20 with the most views in each forum and give a listing for them on some page.

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I fixed it, for real.

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I found it! go to control panel > network and internet > internet options > change your homepage
and the delete msn!

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Thank you

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This is an old post but you helped me. I been refusing to use my new computer because of this stupid MSN crap but you helped me get rid of it, Many thanks for posting your find!!!

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Remove MSN from homepage.

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I brought up the home page that I wanted then right clicked the home page icon in explore then clicked add or change home page and in next box checked use this as my only home page. Works so far.

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Alter the shortcut

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On the chome icon in windows, right mouse click, go to properties, In shortcuts, append a target page for example "http://www.google.co.uk/"

should look something like this now
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" "http://www.google.co.uk/"

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Removing MSN.com as Chrome homepage

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Open Chrome browser - click on the upper right-hand hamburger - click history - click history again to the left - click settings - under "on startup" check "open specific page" - click on "set pages" - click "MSN.com" - click x to right of the name - choose your new Chrome default homepage, e.g. https://gmail.com - click ok. Easy -- when we know how, eh?

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This fix my problem

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Try this

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Got to Settings then Update and Security. In the "Find a Setting" dialogue box type "restricted" (don't hit enter). From the list that comes up on left select "Change security settings". Open and select "General" tab. In the box right at the top near the little house icon should be the address to the site that keeps popping up. Delete it and save changes. Bye-bye MSN weasels. If you want to set a different home page or pages, type the urls in the little box before saving. Sweet relief. There's prob a quicker way but this works so who cares.

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Removing MSN.com

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Removing MSN.com
Tools
Internet Options
Tabs
When a new tab is opened ..open.....
SELECT "Your first home page"

Thanks you..........

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Resolved! - modify registry KEY

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Hello,
I know this post is old, but I ran into it and saw it didn't have an actual resolution...
So here it is.
Have to either modify (to preferred Default First web page) or completely delete the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN >>>> in there modify / delete 'First Home Page" to desired Web Page

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