Home Page in Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by momgenie, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. momgenie

    momgenie Registered Member

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    I have been trying to trace why msn.com is fixed as my unalterable Home page in both IE6 and now IE7.

    I have narrowed it down to SpywareBlaster, I think.

    In Tools, Browser Pages, clicking Change on the msn entry and putting in my requested new Home Page does not alter it. Is this a correct procedure that I am doing?

    Firefox is my main browser but I want IE working properly.

    I have checked Norton (Windows Firewall turned OFF), SpyBot/TeaTimer, Lavasoft AdAware SE Personal, Windows Defender and only SpywareBlaster seems to be causing the problem. Any Home Page entry I make in IE Tools, Internet Settings just won't stay.

    Can anyone help? Or refer me to someone who can?

    Thank you. I have found that all these programs I have listed have kept my PC beautifully clean since we got it in Nov 2004! Good on everyone who shares their knowledge like this.
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    The selection made in Spywareblaster should stick when you change it whether it be IE 6 or 7.

    Having said that....and only speaking of IE 7 for a moment....if you just recently installed IE 7 it will fight you relentlessly until you make all the requested selections....your search provider in particular. IE7 attempts to connect to a http://runonce.msn.com/runonce2.aspx ... not your normal home page and until a search provider is chosen it will continue this loop.

    That's one possibility :doubt:
     
  3. momgenie

    momgenie Registered Member

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    Nope. No problem having Google as my search.

    As far as I can see in SpywareBlaster, it's the msn=Home Page which it will not accept any changes in; I can change it there as often as I like and it remains as msn=Home Page.

    I can't figure this out at all.

    I had IE7 installed and couldn't get it to leave runonce so uninstalled it again.
    I then used IE6 as usual as my spare browser and found msn was the Home Page. I reinstalled IE7 and this time got rid of runonce, but no change in the Home Page no matter what I tried. I've been searching the forums of every program that I think might be preventing it and only SpywareBlaster cannot be altered.

    Any more ideas?
     
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    If you highlight the entry in Spywareblaster that you are trying to change and select More Info On Item....what is the information given ?
    Also....what happenes when you attempt to simply change it in Interent Explorer....does it stick then ?
     
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