IE reverts to www.msn.com as home page after boot



Roger
07-10-2005, 12:15 AM
Hi,

I just installed XP on a newly built computer. Whenever I change my home
page to my.yahoo.com, all is well until the next boot -- it reverts back
to www.msn.com.

I have scanned with SpyBot, it found nothing but a couple of tracking
cookies.

Any ideas appreciated.

Roger

Sandman
07-10-2005, 12:15 AM
Are you certain you're not clicking the "Default' button as you exit, that
would set it back to MSN.... Just type the name of the page you want to use
and then go down and to the left and click o.k....Don't touch those buttons
under the search field...
"Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
news:ecnse.2058$wV5.1444@fed1read06...
> Hi,
>
> I just installed XP on a newly built computer. Whenever I change my home
> page to my.yahoo.com, all is well until the next boot -- it reverts back
> to www.msn.com.
>
> I have scanned with SpyBot, it found nothing but a couple of tracking
> cookies.
>
> Any ideas appreciated.
>
> Roger

Roger
07-10-2005, 12:15 AM
The my.yahoo.com home page button works until the next boot. I have
done very little on this PC other than assemble it, put on XP, performed
the windows update (including SP2), copied over some old files from the
PC I want to replace, and downloaded some newer version of favorite
utilities from the internet.

From googling, I have seen a lot of similar problems related to using
blank for a home page, but none for Yahoo or a similar page. I copied
over the old favorites directory from the Windows/ME system I am trying
to replace -- I wonder if there is something there Windows/XP doesn't
like...seems unlikely, but I am grasping for straws.

This is my third XP system, I have a 2 year old laptop and a 1 year old
desktop.

Roger


Sandman wrote:
> Are you certain you're not clicking the "Default' button as you exit, that
> would set it back to MSN.... Just type the name of the page you want to use
> and then go down and to the left and click o.k....Don't touch those buttons
> under the search field...
> "Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:ecnse.2058$wV5.1444@fed1read06...
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I just installed XP on a newly built computer. Whenever I change my home
>>page to my.yahoo.com, all is well until the next boot -- it reverts back
>>to www.msn.com.
>>
>>I have scanned with SpyBot, it found nothing but a couple of tracking
>>cookies.
>>
>>Any ideas appreciated.
>>
>>Roger
>
>
>

Sandman
07-10-2005, 12:15 AM
Ah, Roger, you didn't specify that you are having a 'blank' homepage
problem, you said reverts to MSN! The Blank homepage is definitely a 'hijack
homepage issue' and a whole different matter to deal with. The ONLY solution
I found was to go to Ewido Security Suite and download their trial program
and it does the job of removing that problem.
Sure, not many have heard of this software but I can tell you it works
very very well; i paid for a years worth of updates. It is well worth the
price and has a list of compatibilities programs (AV) that will run
alongside without problems. I can only say good things about Ewido.

"Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
news:9cLse.2304$wV5.270@fed1read06...
> The my.yahoo.com home page button works until the next boot. I have
> done very little on this PC other than assemble it, put on XP, performed
> the windows update (including SP2), copied over some old files from the
> PC I want to replace, and downloaded some newer version of favorite
> utilities from the internet.
>
> From googling, I have seen a lot of similar problems related to using
> blank for a home page, but none for Yahoo or a similar page. I copied
> over the old favorites directory from the Windows/ME system I am trying
> to replace -- I wonder if there is something there Windows/XP doesn't
> like...seems unlikely, but I am grasping for straws.
>
> This is my third XP system, I have a 2 year old laptop and a 1 year old
> desktop.
>
> Roger
>
>
> Sandman wrote:
> > Are you certain you're not clicking the "Default' button as you exit,
that
> > would set it back to MSN.... Just type the name of the page you want to
use
> > and then go down and to the left and click o.k....Don't touch those
buttons
> > under the search field...
> > "Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
> > news:ecnse.2058$wV5.1444@fed1read06...
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I just installed XP on a newly built computer. Whenever I change my home
> >>page to my.yahoo.com, all is well until the next boot -- it reverts back
> >>to www.msn.com.
> >>
> >>I have scanned with SpyBot, it found nothing but a couple of tracking
> >>cookies.
> >>
> >>Any ideas appreciated.
> >>
> >>Roger
> >
> >
> >

Roger
07-10-2005, 12:15 AM
I am not having a blank page problem. I set my home page to
my.yahoo.com, and it stays until the next boot when it reverts to
www.msn.com. Same thing happens if I set the home page to google or any
other site.

Anyway I downloaded and installed Ewido, it found three tracking cookies
and autoload.exe calling it "not-a-virus". That gave me hope, but my
home page still reverts to www.msn.com on boot. This makes me want to
install Firefox.

I looked over the favorites folder carefully. There is nothing there
that looks suspicious.

Roger


Sandman wrote:
> Ah, Roger, you didn't specify that you are having a 'blank' homepage
> problem, you said reverts to MSN! The Blank homepage is definitely a 'hijack
> homepage issue' and a whole different matter to deal with. The ONLY solution
> I found was to go to Ewido Security Suite and download their trial program
> and it does the job of removing that problem.
> Sure, not many have heard of this software but I can tell you it works
> very very well; i paid for a years worth of updates. It is well worth the
> price and has a list of compatibilities programs (AV) that will run
> alongside without problems. I can only say good things about Ewido.
>
> "Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:9cLse.2304$wV5.270@fed1read06...
>
>>The my.yahoo.com home page button works until the next boot. I have
>>done very little on this PC other than assemble it, put on XP, performed
>>the windows update (including SP2), copied over some old files from the
>>PC I want to replace, and downloaded some newer version of favorite
>>utilities from the internet.
>>
>> From googling, I have seen a lot of similar problems related to using
>>blank for a home page, but none for Yahoo or a similar page. I copied
>>over the old favorites directory from the Windows/ME system I am trying
>>to replace -- I wonder if there is something there Windows/XP doesn't
>>like...seems unlikely, but I am grasping for straws.
>>
>>This is my third XP system, I have a 2 year old laptop and a 1 year old
>>desktop.
>>
>>Roger
>>
>>
>>Sandman wrote:
>>
>>>Are you certain you're not clicking the "Default' button as you exit,
>
> that
>
>>>would set it back to MSN.... Just type the name of the page you want to
>
> use
>
>>>and then go down and to the left and click o.k....Don't touch those
>
> buttons
>
>>>under the search field...
>>>"Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
>>>news:ecnse.2058$wV5.1444@fed1read06...
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hi,
>>>>
>>>>I just installed XP on a newly built computer. Whenever I change my home
>>>>page to my.yahoo.com, all is well until the next boot -- it reverts back
>>>>to www.msn.com.
>>>>
>>>>I have scanned with SpyBot, it found nothing but a couple of tracking
>>>>cookies.
>>>>
>>>>Any ideas appreciated.
>>>>
>>>>Roger
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>

Sandman
07-10-2005, 12:15 AM
Sorry that didn't work for You, it solved a few of my hijack and spyware
problems that nothing else found.. Installing Firefox won't take care of the
problem, it is fast becoming almost as compromised as IE..Good luck.
"Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
news:5v%se.2765$wV5.1496@fed1read06...
> I am not having a blank page problem. I set my home page to
> my.yahoo.com, and it stays until the next boot when it reverts to
> www.msn.com. Same thing happens if I set the home page to google or any
> other site.
>
> Anyway I downloaded and installed Ewido, it found three tracking cookies
> and autoload.exe calling it "not-a-virus". That gave me hope, but my
> home page still reverts to www.msn.com on boot. This makes me want to
> install Firefox.
>
> I looked over the favorites folder carefully. There is nothing there
> that looks suspicious.
>
> Roger
>
>
> Sandman wrote:
> > Ah, Roger, you didn't specify that you are having a 'blank' homepage
> > problem, you said reverts to MSN! The Blank homepage is definitely a
'hijack
> > homepage issue' and a whole different matter to deal with. The ONLY
solution
> > I found was to go to Ewido Security Suite and download their trial
program
> > and it does the job of removing that problem.
> > Sure, not many have heard of this software but I can tell you it
works
> > very very well; i paid for a years worth of updates. It is well worth
the
> > price and has a list of compatibilities programs (AV) that will run
> > alongside without problems. I can only say good things about Ewido.
> >
> > "Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
> > news:9cLse.2304$wV5.270@fed1read06...
> >
> >>The my.yahoo.com home page button works until the next boot. I have
> >>done very little on this PC other than assemble it, put on XP, performed
> >>the windows update (including SP2), copied over some old files from the
> >>PC I want to replace, and downloaded some newer version of favorite
> >>utilities from the internet.
> >>
> >> From googling, I have seen a lot of similar problems related to using
> >>blank for a home page, but none for Yahoo or a similar page. I copied
> >>over the old favorites directory from the Windows/ME system I am trying
> >>to replace -- I wonder if there is something there Windows/XP doesn't
> >>like...seems unlikely, but I am grasping for straws.
> >>
> >>This is my third XP system, I have a 2 year old laptop and a 1 year old
> >>desktop.
> >>
> >>Roger
> >>
> >>
> >>Sandman wrote:
> >>
> >>>Are you certain you're not clicking the "Default' button as you exit,
> >
> > that
> >
> >>>would set it back to MSN.... Just type the name of the page you want to
> >
> > use
> >
> >>>and then go down and to the left and click o.k....Don't touch those
> >
> > buttons
> >
> >>>under the search field...
> >>>"Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
> >>>news:ecnse.2058$wV5.1444@fed1read06...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>>I just installed XP on a newly built computer. Whenever I change my
home
> >>>>page to my.yahoo.com, all is well until the next boot -- it reverts
back
> >>>>to www.msn.com.
> >>>>
> >>>>I have scanned with SpyBot, it found nothing but a couple of tracking
> >>>>cookies.
> >>>>
> >>>>Any ideas appreciated.
> >>>>
> >>>>Roger
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >
> >

Bert
07-10-2005, 12:15 AM
Have you tried to remove IE through add/remove windows components?


"Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
news:ecnse.2058$wV5.1444@fed1read06...
> Hi,
>
> I just installed XP on a newly built computer. Whenever I change my home
> page to my.yahoo.com, all is well until the next boot -- it reverts back
> to www.msn.com.
>
> I have scanned with SpyBot, it found nothing but a couple of tracking
> cookies.
>
> Any ideas appreciated.
>
> Roger

Bert
07-10-2005, 12:15 AM
Have you tried using IE Eradicator, I used one on Win 2000 to get rid of
spyware. This willl completely remove IE so back up your favourites

Try here
http://www.litepc.com/download.html

let us know
Bert

"Roger" <crosseyedpenguin@cox.net> wrote in message
news:ecnse.2058$wV5.1444@fed1read06...
> Hi,
>
> I just installed XP on a newly built computer. Whenever I change my home
> page to my.yahoo.com, all is well until the next boot -- it reverts back
> to www.msn.com.
>
> I have scanned with SpyBot, it found nothing but a couple of tracking
> cookies.
>
> Any ideas appreciated.
>
> Roger


IE reverts to www.msn.com as home page after boot