September 30, 2008

Can't Change IE Home Page - some tips help you change your IE home page.

If your IE home page has been changed, Scan Spyware First. Your home page may have been hijacked.

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right now. Set your home page, then click “Save”. Start Scan spyware, adware.

How to change my Internet Explorer home page?

1. Browse normally to the web page you want as your IE home page.
2. Click the "Tools" menu of Internet Explorer.
3. Select "Internet Options."
4. The "General" tab appears.
5. You will see the "Home page" box at the top.
6. Click the "Use Current" button in the box.
7. Click "OK."
8. Close and open Internet Explorer. You should see your new home page.

Can't Change IE home page or my home page has been changed.

Why Unable to change home page in IE? browser has been hijacked?

Symptoms of can't change home page

1. If you set through Internet Options (home page), but it always changes back to another website.

2. Whenever you tried to change home page, but the three buttons Use Default, Use Current, Use Blank are disabled in internet options. None of the buttons will let you click on them in the home page area.

What causes this problem and how to fix the error "can't change IE home page"?

1. If you using the computer at school or work. The system administrator (not you) has deliberately restricted access to this feature. Please use your own.

2. Maybe you installed some software, such as SpyBot, some anti-virus.

Spybot's "Immunize" feature can deliberately lock the Internet Options control panel in order to keep malicious programs from making changes there, you will unable to change home page. Now go to the "Immunize" section. Is "Lock IE Start Page Settings" ticked? If so, unlock it.

Similarly, some Anti-Virus has the same effect, and will not let you change the homepage - nor will it let you alter the advanced settings in the property section. You have first to disable the option "Block possible browser hijack attempts" in the option section.

3. If this does not solve your problem, still can't change homepage, then what you might have is a more complicated issue that involves spyware, adware or other harmful software. Many spyware programs have scripts that hijack your homepage to something that they want. If your home page has been changed to something unpleasant or unreachable, this is almost certainly.

If you suspect you are suffering from one of these programs, you should use Spyware Doctor excellent anti-Spyware, to clean up the mess.

Spyware is essentially a program or group of scripts which are download onto your personal PC, typically along with a free piece of software. Spyware is potientially disasterious to your computer's resources and even your personally information.

If your problems were caused by spyware or other malware, you must first Remove Spyware that caused the can't change homepage problem! Otherwise, the problem - can't change IE home page will come back!

If you still have problems, some ISP's provide a customized version of IE. Some Web pages will also reset your home page and do this. One of the customizations they might make is to disable the ability to change the home page, so that you are forced to use their home page. Try the following.

Copy the below into Notepad and save it as HomePageUnlock.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]


[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]


[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]

"**del.HomePage"=" "



[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]


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