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Re: ie8 - MSN & Bing have hijacked my homepage

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Old 08-12-2009
Michael Watson
 

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Re: ie8 - MSN & Bing have hijacked my homepage
I tried this but it didn't work. i still get msn and bing hijacking my home
page settings (and bypassing the Norton 360 homepage protection settings. I
also get various msn and windows live websites added to my favorites. I
notice that the default homepage setting in IE options are msn and bing, but
there seems to be no way to change this default setting. Any ideas how to
stop this intrusion?

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> [x-post to IE General]
>
> Bob wrote:
> >>> I'm running Window Vista Home Premium Service Pack I. I updated my ie7
> >>> to
> >>> ie8 and MSN and bing hijacked my homepage. No matter how many times I
> >>> use
> >>> the Tools Options option to change my homepage back to Comcast.net, it
> >>> keeps
> >>> reverting to MSN and bing. I finally just changed my browser to Firefox
> >>> to
> >>> keep my homepage at Comcast. Is there anything I can do to thwart the
> >>> hijacking?
> >>
> >> Did you install IE8 via Automatic Updates, Bob, or you install it
> >> manually?
> >>

> >
> > I installed IE8 manually through MyMSN homepage. I'm wondering if that
> > could be the problem?

>
> No doubt about it!
>
> Tip: If you're going to automatically include a signature when posting with
> the web-based newsgroup access, you'll need to top-post, not bottom-post,
> your replies. (We're bottom-posting now.)
>
> 1. Temporarily disable all components of AVG Internet Security (e.g.,
> anti-virus; anti-spyware; firewall) then enable the Windows Firewall.
>
> 2. Now uninstall the MSN-customized version of IE8. See...
>
> How to uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
>
> 3. Reboot twice then run Windows Update manually via the Start menu.
> Install any critical security updates offered but do NOT (re)install IE8!
> Hide it instead.
>
> => How to hide updates in Vista: Click View available updates |
> Right-click on the update you wish to hide | Click Hide Update | Confirm the
> UAC (User Account Control) if appropriate.
>
> 4. Go to this page and download the installer for the non-customized version
> of IE8, saving it to your desktop:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...d-dfe0f1dd84d1
>
> 5. Repeat Step #1 above.
>
> 6. Right-click on the installer you saved in #4 above and select Run as
> Administrator to reinstall IE8. Follow all prompts and reboot twice
> (again).
>
> 7. Repeat Step #3.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>
>

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