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    WTF?

    Never has this happened before to me.First time I have even heard about Browser Hi Jacking.But I do know this.I can not set a Home Page.

    When they say Hi-Jack they really mean it.

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    Cut&Pase from : http://www.tweakxp.com/display.aspx?id=123726

    "Hijacked IE default Homepage
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    When you install certain things from some websites, the application would change your default Homepage setting or even add in some URLs, into your "Favourites" folder without you knowing until your next restart.

    For certain cases, a simple change of the default homepage setting at the InternetOptions could be enough. However, some hijacks are even harder to crack against. Some can't be fixed even by a useful utility "HijackThis".

    To revert back to the original settings that you had, do these;

    1. run 'regedit'

    2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

    3. at the right window panel, look for the following strings;

    * Default_Page_URL
    * Default_Search_URL
    * Search Bar
    * Search Page
    * Start Page
    * Local Page

    4. Double click on each of them and change the values to the URLs of the websites you want IE to start with.
    Local Page's value is default as C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm

    5. Lastly, restart your computer, and the homepage and searchpage should be the same as what you configured it to be."

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    Start Page Guard will make sure that your start page does not get hijacked again but to cure the cause of your problem you need to run some spyware detection programs:

    Spy Sweeper is the best one, but it's not free. SpyBot S&D is also pretty good, as is Adaware.

    A combination of those 3 normally solves the root of the problem, but if not then use CWS Shredder, this is used for tougher spyware
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    Ok.I have used ad aware and spybot already this morning.I should of mentioned that.Sorry.I also changed the default homepage setting in the InternetOptions.First thing I tryed.

    And it still did not fix the problem.I am going to try what you all have Posted and thanks for the help.

    I just have never heard of this problem.Guess you learn something new everyday.

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    manker posted it all lol

    And FC use a real webbrowser Internet Explorer is not very secure

    BOT

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    you do know what regedit is?
    goto start - run - typein :regedit

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    Originally posted by Zedaxax@24 June 2004 - 07:30
    you do know what regedit is?
    goto start - run - typein :regedit
    Yes I am doing all that right now.And about to try one of them programs manker talked about.


    And no BOT.

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    Originally posted by FuNkY CaPrIcOrN@24 June 2004 - 13:32
    And no BOT.
    Ok but stay away from the pr0n

    Check add/remove programs sometimes You find unwanted programs there.

    BOT

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    One problem I am haveing.

    * Default_Page_URL
    * Default_Search_URL



    I do not see them two.I see all the rest and have changed them.

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    Ohhh and I see something that says HOMEOldSP that has that "about:blank" shit.

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