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Windows 7: Registry Help


03 Jun 2010   #1

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Registry Help

For the record, I don't know if I post this thread in the right place, please move it if it isn't.

Somehow my IE8 homepage got locked to a trash web page, which I was informed to change it in the registry because changing the homepage address the standard way in IE didn't work. I tried to remove that address from the start page value in the registry, but the message "Cannot edit Start Page; Error writing the value's new contents." because I don't have the permission even running regedit with the administrator account. I tried to change the permission, again failed with administrator privilege, message "Unable to save permission changes on Main. Access denied."

Could somebody give me a hand? Thank you.

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03 Jun 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello
try to create new account..and give privilege administrator in the group.
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04 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corpse827 View Post
For the record, I don't know if I post this thread in the right place, please move it if it isn't.

Somehow my IE8 homepage got locked to a trash web page, which I was informed to change it in the registry because changing the homepage address the standard way in IE didn't work. I tried to remove that address from the start page value in the registry, but the message "Cannot edit Start Page; Error writing the value's new contents." because I don't have the permission even running regedit with the administrator account. I tried to change the permission, again failed with administrator privilege, message "Unable to save permission changes on Main. Access denied."

Could somebody give me a hand? Thank you.
Open an elevated Command Prompt and enter:

Code:
 
reg add "hkcu\software\microsoft\internet explorer\main" /v "Start Page" /t REG_SZ /d "http://www.google.com" /f
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04 Jun 2010   #4

window 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corpse827 View Post
For the record, I don't know if I post this thread in the right place, please move it if it isn't.

Somehow my IE8 homepage got locked to a trash web page, which I was informed to change it in the registry because changing the homepage address the standard way in IE didn't work. I tried to remove that address from the start page value in the registry, but the message "Cannot edit Start Page; Error writing the value's new contents." because I don't have the permission even running regedit with the administrator account. I tried to change the permission, again failed with administrator privilege, message "Unable to save permission changes on Main. Access denied."

Could somebody give me a hand? Thank you.
Open an elevated Command Prompt and enter:

Code:
 
reg add "hkcu\software\microsoft\internet explorer\main" /v "Start Page" /t REG_SZ /d "http://www.google.com" /f
ERROR: Invalid syntax.
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04 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Runs fine here:


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04 Jun 2010   #6

window 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Runs fine here:
I tried again, this time is I got "ERROR: Access is denied." It was still the permission problem I ran into in the first place.
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04 Jun 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Did you run it as admin?

Type CMD in search, right click CMD.exe, Run As Administrator...

A Guy
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05 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

A Guy is right: Open an elevated Command Prompt = Run as Administrator. Maybe I did not clarify that.
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21 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Did anyone resolve this? I am having the same issue. I have checked the permissions to the registry key.. I am logged in as domain admin. With the command prompt (administrator:cmd), i get Access is denied.

Changing it with regedt32 i get "Cannot edit Value Name: Error writing the value's new contents. UAC is on the lowest setting (not recommended) and no errors in the logs.

Also permissions on the key show Full for administrators (and i made myself the owner).
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21 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Since it appears that this is caused by a browser hijack, have you eliminated malware from the computer? I suggest a full system scan with both your updated antivirus and anti-malware software programs. For a "second opinion", you can try one or both of the following:

A-M:

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, be sure Quick scan is selected, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, EXCEPT items in System Restore as shown in this sample:
  • Click Remove Selected.


A/V:

Go here and run an on-line scan with the F-Secure scanner.
  • Use IE (Internet Explorer), accept the license terms, and allow the Active-X controls to load.
  • Click Full System Scan and allow the components to download and the scan to complete.
  • If malware is found during the scan, check Submit samples to F-Secure and Automatic cleaning.
  • When the scan has finished, click the Show Report button and copy and paste the entire report in your next reply.
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