Don, Thanks for having a look at my question.
I don't have any of those apps installed.
I am using AVG anti-virus, version 8, with all current updates. I did
download Spybot and Ad-Aware but haven't installed them yet since a clean
re-install of Vista that I did last week.
Before the Vista re-install I was using AVG version 7 and had no problem with
getting new tabs to open to my homepage instead of a blank page. Based on
what you said, I'm thinking maybe that is where the problem lies. At first
glance I don't see any setting where AVG is causing the homepage to lock by
default. I will try to look into that, though, or maybe roll back to version
7 to see if it resolves the issue. If it does, at least I will know the cause
of the problem. If not, I'll be b-a-a-a-a-ck.
Thanks so much.
"Don Varnau" wrote:
> These and other third-party programs can lock the IE homepage and block
> changes to other IE settings. Examine the settings of
> security/privacy/antispyware programs for an option to lock homepage,
> prevent spyware from changing settings, etc.
> Spybot (Advanced Mode) Tools> IE Tweaks
> Spybot- Teatimer
> Ad-aware Pro
> Norton AV 2006 (Web Browsing > Spyware protection)
> McAfee AV or Antispyware
> Spyware Blaster
> Zone Alarm- free and pro.
> If you don't wish to dig through settings of whichever security/privacy
> programs you have installed, you could startup in Safe Mode, change the
> homepage then restart. But... it's a good idea to check these settings
> 315222 - A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP:
> Hope this helps,
> [MS MVP- IE]
> "Alice" <Alice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I changed the setting in Internet Options so that new tabs should open to
> > home page instead of to a blank page, but it never "took," and new tabs
> > continue to open to blank pages. I did this about a week ago and the
> > has been restarted several times, so I know that's not the issue. Anyone
> > any idea what's up or what I can do?
> > I use Windows auto update so my system is updated to whatever is current
> > with Microsoft. I am using Vista Home Premium.