I disabled the IE home page settings option in the tools section of spywareblaster. BUT... it also restricted ability to go to "Tools/Internet Options" from my IE browser. So I undid the restriction from spywareblaster, but even though i can change the home page now, I still can't access tools/internet options from my browser. It still says "this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer". I tried re-booting and no help. (the only way i can edit is from control panel/internet options, but i will forget this, and other family members will never remember to do this.) I guess it's possible that it's just a coincidence and something else i did (like a download of windows update automatically) made this change without my knowledge, but i doubt it. Any suggestions how to get my power to edit IE back? thanks!!!