Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Lawrence
Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
What was the problem with the laptop Carl, and how was it resolved?
The home page was changed my accident, but I managed to change it back by using system restore.
Often the home page is changed (at Tools>Internet Options>General>Homepage) by spyware which sneaks in during a program install if you don't' read the checkboxes closely, even the License Agreement. These search services and toolbars gum up the browser by not only changing the home page but creating add-ons that spy on you full time.
You also don't need any web search except the stable one built into your browser chosen at Tools>Internet Options>General>Search.
Check your installed Programs that only the ones you installed and use are there. We can help advise you if you're unsure.
Then check your Browser Add-Ons (at Tools>Add-Ons) to confirm that only Flash, Shockwave, Silverlight, .pdf Reader helper, WMP or Quicktime plug-in are enabled. Only allow others that your browser prompts are necessary to view a website or its feature.
A very good program to sniff out spyware is SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Downloads