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    I have a very big problem with IE 6.0 .
    When I visited http://home.whazit.com it set as homepage http://home.whazit.com and since that time I can't change it!

    I have tried to change it in Internet Options with no result
    I have tried to change it through Ad-aware (delete cookies and spyware, in case that was the problem).
    I have tried through regedit Start page, Default page etc
    I have tried by setting another webpage as homepage through html/javascript.

    I CAN'T CHANGE IT! PLEASE HELP MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
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    Okay, so you've gone to tools; options; put the url in that you want and clicked on use current and it still loads to the previous one?

    If so, give Regvac a burl. If that doesn't help maybe someone else can give you some more helpful advice.

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    your browser have been hijacked by a spyware.
    read about browser hijacking here .
    whazit.com parasite is the latest one and you can read about it here .

    download and install Ad-aware or Spybot search & destroy and scan your PC for spyware.
    that should do it!
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    He says he's already tried Adaware, but I think you also need to update your Adaware reference file to the latest available for it to find this spyware (click the Globe icon on the top right then click Connect).

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    You can also install SpywareBlaster and it will stop the spyware and a whole bunch of cookies as well from installing in the first place. Also, along with it add spyware guard from same site. Both are free.:cool:

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    those two articles i linked to explain everything about spywareblast and that this is a new parasite.
    it was launched on April 21, 2003 and this is why it was necessary to make people understand that how important it is to update you reference files :cheers:
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    thank you all. I managed to fix it! :smokin:
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    do u mind telling us how u managed it?
    it always helps to post the soultion you used as it will help others who might be having same problem.
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    I'm a bit late


    http://www.spywareinfo.com has a wealth of information and some nice free software dealing with many topics, including browser hijacking.

    Seems they've added an online spyware scanner now.

    spywareinfo.com just keeps getting better - put it in your favorites, if you haven't already :thumb:
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