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    GODDAMN IT!!!!! when ever I set my homepage it just goes back to "about:blank" any ideas? I've run my anti-virus and spybot and she looks clean!

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    Unless you're clicking something wrong, I have no idea what would cause this (other than spyware). but you can try opening regedit and going to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main. Modify the Start Page entry to whatever you want your homepage to be.

    Or just get a different browser, like Mozilla (in signature).

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    man, relax alright? Dont want you to have an aneurysm of this...

    Why don't you start with which browser you're using.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    just tried what you suggested Yaw! but it still changes back to "about:blank" I can still browse and **** but it's just bloody annoying!

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    I guess you could try adaware, but spybot usually does the trick. Maybe minibubba has an idea....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Check the title minibubba....:laugh:
    oh ya : omg:

    Slartibartfast, have you tried changing your homepage to something else to see if it still occurs?
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Something else you can try:
    Go to C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files (varies depending on OS, %SystemRoot%\Downloaded Program Files) and uninstall anythin that doesn't look aboslutely neccesary. you might have Flash or something in there, but otherwise it can go. To be sure, you can right-click, properties the item and check where it came from. If in doubt uninstall it all, you should be able to get it back, not that you need anything in there. Things in there can occasionally cause problems like this and often aren't noticed by spyware removal programs.

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    Here's some quite good links to freewares and info regarding this heinous situation.

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/spg/
    excellent freeware to protect your Homepage.

    http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/
    Hijack This may be a useful tool also.

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/hijacked/
    a page chock-full of good information and links to software addressing this issue.

    Good Luck :)
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    i would suggest hyjack this, it tells you everything that is executed at startup, i got rid of a browser hyjack that ad-aware and spybot didn't see!
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