I have tried to save my homepage but it does not work? HOw can I change it?

Question

My IE browser KEEPS resseting itself to:

http://www.skyinet.net/~angelcat/skladjflfdjghKJnwetryDGFikjUIyqwerWe546786324hjk4jnHHGbvbmKLJKjhkqj4w/WIN-BUGSFIX.exe

I read something else about this, but the answer wasn't corect. If I reset my homepage to msn.com or google.com, or anything, once I reboot my computer, it has reset itself, I have tried and tried to change the homepage, but it doesn't work. HELP!!!!

Answer

This question was answered on February 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Open the Web site that you want to set as your home page in Internet Explorer.

Click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click Use Current Restart your computer, and then restart Internet Explorer If the issue is resolved, do not follow the remaining steps.

Perform a clean boot of your computer.

If the issue is resolved, code in the form of a malicious attack that exploits a security vulnerability has been run on your system, or you installed third-party software that changed your Internet Explorer home page One of the startup items that were removed by using the clean-boot method is causing the issue Any startup items that run Regedit.exe or a .reg, .hta, .vbs, or .js file may be the cause of the issue Leave any such startup items or suspected third-party software turned off (disabled), and then continue troubleshooting with the next step.

Click Start, and then click Run.

In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

In the Registry Editor, locate the following subkey (if it exists):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

If a HomePage dword value exists in this key, select it.

On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click Yes to confirm the deletion.

On the Registry menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor

Repeat steps 2 and 3 If the issue is resolved, turn on the startup items that you turned off in step 4 except for the items that may be causing the issue (for example, commands that run Regedit.exe or a .reg, .hta, .vbs, or .js file) If the issue recurs, you turned on the startup item that was causing the issue Repeat steps 4 through 11.IMPORTANT: After the issue is resolved, do not run (or even download) a program from an untrusted source, and regularly use a current antivirus product

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 28, 2003