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Windows 7: Hijacked homepage cant fix

28 Dec 2013   #1
zombiex1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Hijacked homepage cant fix

Running a dell desktop with 64bit windows 7. My homepage has been hijacked by uk.yahoo.search . I use google as my home page but now cannot change it from yahoo. I've done the usual of Internet option and changed it back but it just gets hijacked again. I've restored way back but its still there, I've removed everything yahoo from my machine inc toolbars ect. I've edited the registry (as suggested on some websites), I've removed the update from IE11 back to 10, I've deleted the hosts file, I've run malwarebytes and emisoft malware checkers. (a couple of pups found and deleted) all to no avail? Also ran MS essentials.
I've disabled all addons to no avail

Not quite sure where to go now.
Any suggestions welcomed as ever.


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28 Dec 2013   #2
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Try this tool:


Download Junkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.
  • Close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your Desktop and will automatically open.
  • Please post the contents of JRT.txt into your reply.
Hope this helps,
John
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29 Dec 2013   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

In addition to JRT, download and run AdwCleaner (choose the @BleepingComputer download)

AdwCleaner Download

AdwCleaner Download | malwareremovalguides

Have you also tried to remove the Yahoo and switch to Google?

Internet Explorer Search Providers - Add and Remove

A Guy
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30 Dec 2013   #4
zombiex1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi, Thanks for these suggestions.. I'll give them a try..be a week or so before I get back as I'm away at the moment.
Al
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08 Jan 2014   #5
zombiex1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Turns out it was Advanced Systemcare 7, an update introduced 'homepage protection' which locks your homepage to Yahoo. In its settings you can turn it off. Nice of them to tell us first.. program has been removed.
Thanks for suggestions
Al

Happy new year
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08 Jan 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for posting the fix.
Advanced System Care has screwed up many computers.
Locking your computer to Yahoo is a new one on me.

I recommend scanning your computer for just about every thing.
Malware, Viruses, ect.

Yahoo's website has just in the last few day been reported as being infected. You might of picked up something.

Take a read here.

Bad Ads on Yahoo Infected Thousands of Users With Malware
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08 Jan 2014   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

To express how much I would not use Advanced Systemcare, I can get the pro for free, and wanted for a 10 foot pole. It may work, or some parts may work, but as a conglomerate, way too many problems caused. A Guy
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