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IE7 Home Page hijacked by a Dell advertising page

Set Home Page under Tool, Internet Options fails. The Home Page that I set is overridden by Dell advertising page. Norton Anti-Virus is Set to prevent changing Home Page but has no effect. Attempt to set Home Page in Safe Mode failed.

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    My PC checked out free of bots. The problem remains the same. Thanks for the suggestion.


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How do I make Google my Home Page?

Under I.E it is as follows :
click tools then internet options, a window will pop up add click apply close your browser then restart it will now load google as your home page.

Under Mozilla it is as follows :
Click tools then click options, a window will pop up if it isn't already click general type in the home page click ok then shutdown your browser & restart it will now load google as homepage.

Under Google Chrome it is automatic,
If it has been reset on you then click Customize and Control Google Chrome then click settings under appearance under the show home button you will see the url to the home page that is set or it will say new tab page by default click change and click load this page if not already selected then type click ok then shutdown your browser then restart your browser will now load to Google.

Please note add your required . address for your countrysuch as .au for Australia, .uk for the United Kindon and so on and so forth.

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Set homepage

Internet Explorer: Tools - Internet options - General Tab - Use Current (if you are already on the page you want to be your home page).

Chrome: Settings - under "On Start Up" - " open specific page or set of pages" - click the "set pages" link - select "use current" if you are already on the page you want to be your home page

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Try to make google my home page

Hi Friend,
Good Day

Go to internet options on clicking on control panel of ur operating system and click on internet options .

Then click on general Tab as Internet options Dialog window appears and You will see there Home Tab
Type the URL that you want to set as ur home page (Eg and click down on ok
after doing this setting next time you open internet explorer ur home page will be official google web page.

Procedure for other browsers like Firefox , opera is same just find options and type url under tab home .

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Google set homepage

You set the home page in Internet Options (for IE, Internet Explorer). If you have software that won't allow a change in home page, you need to disable that software or allow the change.

If malicious software won't allow the change, you can try resetting IE to its default settings, under Internet options, Advanced tab.

If that doesn't work, download the free version of Malwarebytes and/or Adaware from and run one of them.

Nov 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I have lost yahoo as my home page,and cannot get to my email

There is no relation between Yahoo as home page and accessing yahoo mail.

You can always open an internet browser and type the url On the webpage you can click on "Mail" at the top of the left column. This will take you to the Yahoo Mail site. There you can type your user name and password and login.

Anyway, if you want to set Yahoo as home page you can open your internet browser and click tool->Internet Options. This will open a dialog box. Under the "general" tab there will be a text box under "Home Page". Type in the box. Click OK.

Close the browser. When you open the browser again yahoo home page will come.

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Why does Yahoo not show up as my home page when I sign in to the Internet?

There are two likely reasons. First, you don't have Yahoo set up as your home page. All browsers have a place where you can tell it what to use as your home page. In Firefox, pick Tools from the menu bar, then Options, and pick the General tab. There's a box where you can enter your home page. If you use Internet Explorer, click on Tools, then Internet Options, and then the General tab. If you're using another browser (Google Chrome, Safari), the Help information will tell you how to set your home page.

The second possibility is that some malware application has changed (hijacked) your home page. If your home page used to be Yahoo, and now it's not and you didn't change it, this is probably why. You can download MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware and scan your computer. If something has infected your computer, this is a good program to find and eliminate it.

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My internet explorer8 home page keeps changing to and i ve been told it moght be a virus what can i do? if you know what is causing this for it to happen please tell me. If it is a virus then...

Firstly uninstall the internet explorer and reinstall it. After that set your home page to whatever you want, to set your home page, follow this steps, click Tools on the Menu - Internet Options - on the General Tab just below the "Home Page" type the url address of your desired home page, click apply and the ok.. This will solve your problem. Also check your ad-ons tool bars, and remove unnecessary tool bars.. Good luck..

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One thing I always do when changing home pages in IE7 is this, I open it and let whatever page is set as default to load [in your case [], then I type in the page I want to set as my default page which in your case again should be []. The I go to the tools menu and [click] 'Internet Options', when the Window Appears Simply [Click] 'Use Current' and the browsers default page will change to the page you have currently open. I hope that helps

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Google took over home page

hi thanks for using fixya!

If you want to set google to be your home page, just do this simple steps:

1. Open your internet browser
2. Click "tools" then click "internet options"
3. Under the General tab, enter this

If you need further assistance, let me know!

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In Internet Explorer, just go tools, internet options and under general tab you can make your home page whatever you want. Change it back to Telus. If it's not listed just type it in. You may have a virus that hijacked your home page or possibly spyware or malware. If this solved your problem as far as getting your home page back, please rate this as fixed. If you need more help with this just add a comment and I'll be glad to help you further. Thanks.

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