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Windows 7: Home Page will NOT stay

01 May 2013   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Home Page will NOT stay

I just reinstalled Win 7 Pro and have it completely updated.

I have set my homepage to yahoo.com, but it keeps going back to
Search? everytime I open IE 10.

This shows where it reverts to:
Home Page will NOT stay-homepage1.jpg

Here are the Toolbars I should have showing:
Home Page will NOT stay-homepage2.jpg

How do I get IE10 to hold the homepage I have set?

Thank you




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01 May 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

First thing I might do is Disable google toolbar Helper I suppose because that is a google search page ?
Does it switch if you use the default About-Tabs page and boot ?
If still no joy Reset and delete personal settings/ your toolbars will still be available without re-downloading them.
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02 May 2013   #3
cyrilhubert

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey Huffman!
Something is on.
Pls search in your search engine : what is conduit.com?
Just copy the above sentence into the search box and get the results.
like this one
Remove Search.conduit.com Virus, removal instructions - 2 Spyware
http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-cond...us.html‎
Nov 21, 2012 – Conduit.com is an online search engline which has a browser toolbar, which supposedly is “powered by the community”. The search engine is.

and this one
why searchconduit.com is coming in google chrome - Forum
forum.precisesecurity.com › Computer Security‎
Dec 16, 2011 - 31 posts - 27 authors
I dont want searchconduit.com. I want www.google.com in my first page. While opening Google chrome, it shows searchconduit.com as the .

conduit.com.
Great page for redirecting for everyone!!!!!. Like me ad?
Use search engine to download the below.
Have you downloaded HijaakThis HJT yet?
Pls do.
Then download and run AdwCleaner.
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02 May 2013   #4
cyrilhubert

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Another how to remove conduit in Chrome
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...al/guGoXqgmhlQ

Browser is hijacked by Conduit and I cannot get it back | Firefox ...
Browser is hijacked by Conduit and I cannot get it back | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support
Sep 9, 2012 Next, in the same window, select "Delete Individual Cookies" and search for "conduit". Delete all cookies containing the word conduit.
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02 May 2013   #5
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I do appreciate the responses.

First off this is a brand new reinstall of Windows and homepage was good until I undated to IE10.

The home page that I don't want I think actually shows it is from Bing

Home Page will NOT stay-homepage3.jpg

cyrilhubert I do not have Chrome installed.

I will do that search for "what is conduit.com?"

ThrashZone. I do have the Google Search Bar installed and that is my primary search engine but I am not sure what you mean by "Helper".

Looks like I have some work to do to fix this problem.


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02 May 2013   #6
cyrilhubert

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well huffman!
What a wild goose chase.
You can uninstall IE 10 or Bing but do make a system restore point manually before experimenting.
Use IE 9 as the default.
Conduit is a malware and page redirecting virus.
You can download and run HJT but do not download and run AdwCleaner since you are not infected.
HJT allows you to see what is there.
Goto here Browsers & Mail - Windows 7 Help Forums and search IE10 uninstall.

You can go here and the main index to browse for info http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...ap-do-removal/
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02 May 2013   #7
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I did the search for "what is conduit.com?"

I got a lot of hits and it is definitely a virus.

I found the instructions on how to remove (all totally worthless).

How I got the virus; I have no idea. I have only been to a few web sites which have always been safe.

I may end up having to do another install of Windows just to get rid of it.

DAMN !!!!
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02 May 2013   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Google toolbar comes with Google toolbar helper,
If you click on the "X" on the left end of the Google toolbar you will get a popup to disable helper as well,
Or Open ie,
Use Alt+ type TA or Menubar/ Tools/ Manage add-ons,
Google toolbar helper will be listed/ I always have it disabled.
You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE

This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
Uninstall unwanted toolbar or rough search engine,
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie9-windows_7/how-do-i-get-rid-of-an-unwanted-homepage/697cbb83-1459-4963-9996-aa7478c749a6
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02 May 2013   #9
Virtualbird

Win 7 64bit
 
 

I dont see the use in toolbars, most of them cause so many issues.
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03 May 2013   #10
cyrilhubert

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi huffman!
I apologise as I don't know if your system is really infected and for my random answer. You have to read this to determine if your system is really infected.
Taken from ESET at How do I know if my computer is infected with a virus or other malware? - ESET Knowledgebase

Symptoms of computer malware that affect the Internet:
•You may receive the error "Internet Explorer could not display the page" when attempting to access certain websites
•Your web browser (for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome) freezes, hangs or is unresponsive
•Your web browser's default homepage is changed
•Access to Antivirus Software and Internet Security Solutions is blocked
•You get redirected to web pages other than the one you intended to go to
•You receive numerous web-browser pop-up messages
•Strange or unexpected toolbars appear at the top of your web browser


Then you must decide to destroy and clean the infection or reinstall again.
You first download HJT or directly download and run AdwCleaner.
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