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Windows 7: Microsoft takes over homepage in I.E.9

05 Apr 2013   #11
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Run AdwCleaner and this time click Delete . It will restart the PC .

:ADDED:

I'd remove Spybot - Search & Destroy RevoUninstaller .


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05 Apr 2013   #12
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Run AdwCleaner and this time click Delete . It will restart the PC .

:ADDED:

I'd remove Spybot - Search & Destroy RevoUninstaller .
@VistaKing: I gave the instructions to remove Spybot s&d above from their link .... why would you use Revo instead?!


After you've run AdwCleaner and deleted the "koyote soft toolbar"
You can reinstall Spybot s&d and set your hompage.
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05 Apr 2013   #13
veegee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Microsoft takes over homepage in I.E.9

Jacee - Before I totally uninstall Spybot, would you mind explaining why it must be uninstalled and is it the cause of my home page redirection?
In future then, I should not reinstall and use Spybot on my PC (it might do it again)?

Will do the ADW Cleaner using 'delete' right away.

PS - I used Iobit uninstaller as the Revo free was not compatible with windows 7 x64 and the Iobit didn't need to be installed either.
Thanks
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05 Apr 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You may download the RevoUninstaller Pro. Its a 30-day trail though . I personally have the regular version on my x64-bit machine without any problems.

Spy bot is a horrible application.
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06 Apr 2013   #15
veegee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Microsoft takes over homepage in I.E.9

Sorry, I have to ask one more que. before proceeding because I don't want to mess up.
Should I be uninstalling Spybot first before I run that ADW Cleaner again?

I had Revo free installed before but a box would appear saying that Revo may not have been installed properly so I uninstalled it. Also in searching I read that Revo free didn't work so well on 7x64. But if you say it works on yours, I will install it again.

Because it is past midnight here now-- & by the time I install Revo and all, will have to finish this tomorrow if that is okay.
Thanks heaps!
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06 Apr 2013   #16
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Id run Adwcleaner first . Take your time.
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06 Apr 2013   #17
veegee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Microsoft takes over home page in I.E.9

ADW Cleaner 'delete' log: Wasn't sure if you wanted this or not...

# AdwCleaner v2.200 - Logfile created 04/06/2013 at 19:17:13
# Updated 02/04/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : xxxxxx - xxxxxx-PC
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\xxxxxx\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]
***** [Services] *****
***** [Files / Folders] *****
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\LocalLow\koyotesofttoolbarnew
***** [Registry] *****
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Softonic
***** [Internet Browsers] *****
-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16470
[OK] Registry is clean.
-\\ Google Chrome v26.0.1410.43
File : C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences
[OK] File is clean.
*************************
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [955 octets] - [05/04/2013 22:36:04]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1503 octets] - [08/02/2013 23:43:53]
AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [891 octets] - [06/04/2013 19:17:13]
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [950 octets] ##########

I uninstalled Spybot (but still not sure why) and reset my homepage & hopefully it will stay put now.

Thank you very much for your help VistaKing & also to Jaycee, but I must say that it was a tad confusing with conflicting directions (uninstalling).
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06 Apr 2013   #18
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

How's the Internet working ?
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06 Apr 2013   #19
veegee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Microsoft takes over home page in I.E.9

The internet is working BUT microsoft (msn) is still there as my homepage. Wishful thinking!!
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06 Apr 2013   #20
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Run Malwarebytes

download

Remove the check next to start 30 day trial at the installation
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