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


04 Apr 2013   #1

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

My home page is google.com but the last few days when I open I.E. 9, microsoft.com comes up in address bar and then waits for a response from msn and then msn page opens. Have changed my home page dozens of times back to google.com but it keeps changing it over again to msn. Is there a fix for this?

Probably this is not related to the above problem but now today I can't move any icons on my desktop. I drag them but they pop right back - even right clicking and dragging doesn't work either. Tried unlocking the task bar but that doesn't work either.

Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.

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04 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

For the icon, right click on the Desktop, select View and make sure Auto Arrange is not checked.

How do you start IE9? Via a normal Blue E icon or some other link on your Desktop?
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04 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

For what it's worth, MSN is acting up again. Both my Windows 7 & 8 machines can't access MSN.com
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04 Apr 2013   #4

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

Hi Ztruker - thanks for the quick reply. Desktop view of icons - "auto arrange' is not checked but have 'align icons to grid' is checked.

I start I.E. 9 via a blue E icon on the task bar, but the blue E icon on the desktop has the same results.
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05 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Your homepage could be getting highjacked by something you downloaded, it happens to people all the time.
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05 Apr 2013   #6

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

Veegee

Run DDS

download

Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
DDS.txt
Attach.txt
Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

THEN


Download AdwCleaner

download

Save to the Desktop

Right-click on adwcleaner.exe and choose Run as administrator

Click the Search button

Upload the AdwCleaner[Sn].txt in your reply.
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05 Apr 2013   #7

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

VistaKing - Thank you for your offer of help.


attach.txt

dds.txt

Sorry but I am having a problem getting the download for ADW Cleaner. When I click the link provided, it says that the time for it has expired and redirects to a different place. Clicking on download for ADW there, it is only a download for a Utility Toolbar.
Thanks.


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05 Apr 2013   #8

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

Veegee

Here is the link

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Click on Download now
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05 Apr 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Totally uninstall Spybot - Search & Destroy How to uninstall? | Spybot
When you have done this, reboot and set your homepage to what you want.
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05 Apr 2013   #10

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

Here is the ADW log requested:

# AdwCleaner v2.200 - Logfile created 04/05/2013 at 22:36:04
# Updated 02/04/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : xxxxxx - xxxxx-PC
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\xxxxx\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Search]

***** [Services] *****

***** [Files / Folders] *****
Folder Found : C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\LocalLow\koyotesofttoolbarnew
***** [Registry] *****
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Softonic
***** [Internet Browsers] *****
-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16470
[OK] Registry is clean.
-\\ Google Chrome v26.0.1410.43
File : C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences
[OK] File is clean.
*************************
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [768 octets] - [05/04/2013 22:36:04]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1503 octets] - [08/02/2013 23:43:53]
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [887 octets] ##########
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