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Windows 7: Get rid of this homepage

20 Jul 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A work computer is something different. Is your PC yours?

Just in case, download and scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free (enable rootkit scanning too, settings - detections).


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20 Jul 2015   #12
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Sometimes it's necessary to close IE, go to Control Panel, Internet Options and on the General tab set the Home Page to Blank. Re-open IE and check that it worked, if so go to the page/site desired then use Tools, Internet Options to set that as the default.
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20 Jul 2015   #13
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Just curious. Did you install KB3065822? It was the latest cumulative update to IE11 on 07/14/15.
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20 Jul 2015   #14
kbbgood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Jamis, I liked and yes I did. Could it be my problem?

I did uninstall it and no it is not the problem. I restarted it and started it up and got the same results. Still the window I don't want. Just another thing in the way and slowing me down.
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20 Jul 2015   #15
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

kbbgood,
I do not see where you answered this question:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Are you getting this homepage when you open Internet Explorer or just when you open a new tab?
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21 Jul 2015   #16
kbbgood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Yes, when I open IE is when I get it. Then I have to click on home to get my regular homepage on yahoo.
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21 Jul 2015   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you set Explorer back to default settings yet ?

If yes and you`re still having issues, uninstall IE so it`s back to IE 8 then re install IE 11 through windows update.

Your problem will be solved.
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21 Jul 2015   #18
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
kbbgood,
I do not see where you answered this question:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Are you getting this homepage when you open Internet Explorer or just when you open a new tab?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbbgood View Post
Yes, when I open IE is when I get it. Then I have to click on home to get my regular homepage on yahoo.
Sorry, I read the question wrong.
When IE is already open and you open an additional tab,
what website does that tab go to.

Also, can you post a screenshot of the what you see when you checked the info from post #9? We would like to see if the target has a website on the end of it.
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22 Jul 2015   #19
kbbgood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I hope this turns out right. I don't really know how to do this stuff.

Also it opens to bing in the additional tab.

Addram, I looked to uninstall IE, all I found was Internet Explorer(Enable DEP). Should I uninstall it and then reinstall updates to get it back?


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22 Jul 2015   #20
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the screenshot. You were almost there.

Please right-click on that same IE shortcut...
...and select Properties from the context menu.
(Select Properties via a regular left click.)

That should bring up a window that looks a bit like this:


The screenshot shown above is just the top part of the window that you should see.

The field named Target: should contain info like this:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

If there is info after the iexplorer.exe part, then that can take you to a website.
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.sevenforums.com

That is what GokAy was asking you to check in post #9.

Remove any info that might be after the iexplorer.exe part.



Please check the shortcut that is pinned to the Task Bar too.
Doing that takes a few more clicks:

Right click on the pinned shortcut...
...and then right click on Internet Explorer as shown below.

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When you right click on Internet Explorer...
...that should bring up another context menu.

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Please select Properties from that context menu.
(Select Properties via a regular left click.)

You should now see a window that looks a bit like the first screenshot in this post.

Remove any info that might be after the iexplorer.exe part.




As a sidebar: please consider using Microsoft's Paint to save your screenshots.

Click on the Start button and type Paint in the field labeled Search programs and files.

Once the shortcut for Paint appears, please click on it.

These next steps, you will probably only need to do once:
Click on (and hold) the lower right corner of the whiteboard area.
Drag that corner diagonally until the whiteboard area is small.
Close MS Paint.
(Select Don't Save.)






The next time that you wish to post a screenshot, you can...
...press the Prnt Scrn button*
...open Paint
...press Ctrl + V to paste the image in
...save the file
...and attach that file to a post.

*pressing that button puts an image of the desktop in the Windows clipboard. If you only want the window of interest to be saved, press Alt + Prnt Scrn. That will place an image of the active window into the Windows clipboard.

If you want the attached images in your post to be in the middle what you write (instead of being at the end of the post), then follow steps 10, 11 and 12 in this tutorial.


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