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Windows 7: Dell MSN Homepage Hi-hack

11 Jul 2013   #1
mikegc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dell MSN Homepage Hi-hack

I'm setting up a new Dell Inspiron, Windows 7 (64 bit). To change the home page, I went to Tools> Internet Options> Home Page and inserted my new home page address, MSN.com. I clicked Apply, closed everything and reopened the browser. Dell's version of MSN came up instead. How do I get rid of this and activate my regular browser?

Thanks,

Mike


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11 Jul 2013   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Using Internet Explorer: Browse to the webpage you want to use as your homepage and while the page is open and its tab active, open Tools > Internet Options > General and click Use current, click OK to save settings.
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Kari


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11 Jul 2013   #3
mikegc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I change my homepage

I'm setting up a brand new Dell Inspiron, Windows 7 (64 bit). On Dell's version of MSN, I clicked on Tools> Internet Options> General tab and, under the home, I removed Dell's address and entered MSN.com. I clicked on Apply and closed everything. When I reopened the browser, Dell version of MSN was back. I looked at Internet Options, again, and the address I'd entered was still listed as the ome page. How do I make the Dell version go away.

Thanks,

Mike
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11 Jul 2013   #4
mikegc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dell MSN Homepage Hi-hack

I'm sorry, I should have mentioned I'd done that. . . . several times. I reverts back to Dell's MSN version.

Mike
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11 Jul 2013   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Strange. I have several HP laptops that when first booted or after factory reset default to HP's MSN page, doing as I told has always solved it. Does the Homepage settings list only one Homepage or several Homepage addresses (tabs)?

The only way I can reproduce your issue is to set two or more Homepages, in which case IE opens them all showing the first one (top most) in first tab and active when IE is launched.
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Deleting all but the preferred Homepage solves this issue, in my case anyway.

Kari


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11 Jul 2013   #6
mikegc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dell MSN Homepage Hi-hack

I tried that, too. After clicking Apply, I closed everything and reopened the browser. Seeing the new tab, I clicked on it and it was the Dell MSN, too. I think there's a conspiracy going on!

Mike
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11 Jul 2013   #7
x BlueRobot

 

Does this occur in a different browser?

This article may help - http://blog.yagelski.com/2009/12/del...-resolved.html
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11 Jul 2013   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... Have a look at the Link below ... Deleting all Cookies may help

www.msn.com redirect to dell.msn.com - Microsoft OS Forum - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community
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11 Jul 2013   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-Mint-Mate 17.1x64
 
 

Go to Internet option/ Advanced and use Reset/ Check the box to Delete personal settings,
Does it show as dell's home page then ?
Open ie use Alt+TA then Show all add-ons/ Are there any Dell add-ons listed ?
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11 Jul 2013   #10
mikegc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Does this occur in a different browser?

This article may help - Just One Point Of View [justonepov.com]: DellNet Hijack of my Computer... Resolved!
I just switched to Yahoo and it works fine. Apparently, it's just the MSN site. I looked at the above site earlier and may try his solution if I can't figure something out. It seems a bit extreme to do the Trend Micro solution.

Mike
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