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Windows 7: Suddenly losing Home Page settings in IE8

09 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
Suddenly losing Home Page settings in IE8

In both my 32 bit and 64 bit version of IE 8 (ver. 8.0.7601.17514)...whenever I close and open the browser the Home Page reverts to about:blank.

Whether I change the home page in an open internet tools session...or close the browser and change via control panel/internet options...upon restart the settings are changed back to home page = about:blank ?

Any ideas on what's doing this and how to reset my home page to the normal page and make it stick ?


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11 Dec 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Believe it or not, this may be malware. Try this program, and see if it finds anything:


Also, download both MalwareBytes Free and Superantispyware Free and run them both. This is likely a hijacker, and not simply an IE nuisance.

A Guy
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11 Dec 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello TRinAZ,

In addition to making sure that your system is malware free from above, you could use the tutorial below to specify a homepage in Internet Explorer and prevent it from being changed.

Internet Explorer Home Page - Specify and Prevent Changing

Hope this helps,
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