Internet Explorer - home page won't reset [Solved/Closed]

PFK - Feb 17, 2010 at 03:16 PM - Latest reply:  LaieBoy61
- Jan 31, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Hello,

When I start up internet explorer the following link is my defaut and I have not been able to change it.
http:/en.us.acer.yahoo.com/

This link is not found and I want to change it to yahoo.com, as my stat-up
I have change my Internet Properties, General home page to yahoo.com but it keeps changing back to
http:/en.us.acer.yahoo.com/

I have an acer PC and I don't want to start internet explorer with a site that doesn't work.

Thank you
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Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateSecurity contributorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Feb 18, 2010 at 05:35 AM
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Hello PFK

Here is what I believe to be the solution.

1.Open you browser to your favorite Yahoo page
2. Click on start
3. Click on run
4. Type regedit (this will open the registry editor)
5. Press ctrl+f
6. In that search window type exactly (no error please) : http:/en.us.acer.yahoo.com/
7. Press okay
8. Once the search has stopped, ensure that you read: http:/en.us.acer.yahoo.com/
9. Press Delete and confirm your choice
10. Close the registry editor
11, Return to your browser
12. Click on tool then on Internet options
13. Click on current page
14. Click on apply.

There it is done

Let me know how if it worked and I am pretty sure it will.

Regards

Thank you, Ambucias 1

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Hi Ambucias,

I tried the steps you have listed but my registry search didn't find a macth.

Thank you for trying
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:33:58 PM, on 4/3/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cosmi\SpyWare Killer 5 in 1\wc\wcservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\Service\eLockServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePresentation\ePresentation.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\eRAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnp2std.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YMailAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\Acer.Empowering.Framework.Launcher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\PC\LOCALS~1\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - c:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {60D3AAEB-AA39-4AE0-B2F9-E4AF0613A2A3} - C:\PROGRA~1\Cosmi\SPYWAR~1\pop\ABG_PL~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: SingleInstance Class - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\YTSingleInstance.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Acer eDataSecurity Management - {5CBE3B7C-1E47-477e-A7DD-396DB0476E29} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\eDStoolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLIStart.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SkyTel] SkyTel.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AzMixerSel] C:\Program Files\Realtek\InstallShield\AzMixerSel.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ntiMUI] C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI CD & DVD-Maker 7\ntiMUI.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eDataSecurity Loader] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe 0
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acer ePresentation HPD] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePresentation\ePresentation.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eLockMonitor] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\Monitor\LaunchMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ePower_DMC] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Boot] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\Boot.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\QtZgAcer.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eRecoveryService] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\eRAgent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [snp2std] C:\WINDOWS\vsnp2std.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec PIF AlertEng] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe" /a /m "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\AlertEng.dll"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [YMailAdvisor] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YMailAdvisor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [YSearchProtection] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [YSearchProtection] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Search Protection] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Acer Empowering Technology.lnk = ?
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Memory Check Service (AcerMemUsageCheckService) - Acer Inc. - C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: CXPT_Service - Cyberspace Headquarters, LLC - C:\Program Files\Cosmi\SpyWare Killer 5 in 1\wc\wcservice.exe
O23 - Service: eLock Service (eLockService) - - C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\Service\eLockServ.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service (NPFMntor) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Protection Center Service (NSCService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
O23 - Service: Symantec AVScan (SAVScan) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: SPBBCSvc - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Yahoo! Updater (YahooAUService) - Yahoo! Inc. - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Apr 4, 2010 at 06:02 AM
Hi PFK

Please request a Hyjackthis scan, no log.

Please check the following items and click Fix Checked.

Then go to yahoo.com and make it your default page.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sb/*http://www.

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/su/*http://www.

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {60D3AAEB-AA39-4AE0-B2F9-E4AF0613A2A3} - C:\PROGRA~1\Cosmi\SPYWAR~1\pop\ABG_PL~1.DLL

O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll

O2 - BHO: SingleInstance Class - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\YTSingleInstance.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
Thank you, it worked perfectly...
Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateSecurity contributorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Feb 17, 2010 at 04:54 PM
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Hello PFK,

You must therefore make your favorite page your default page.

Please, once your are on your favorite page, click on Tools then on Internet options then on the first button on the left of default page (actual page) it will show yahoo.com, then on default page; after which at the bottom of the window, click on apply. Works like a charm.

Regards
I tried this a few times in the past and it doesn't help.
dawooddoe 404 Posts Saturday February 21, 2009Registration date November 12, 2010 Last seen - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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Try to check other Yahoo or Acer related applications, maybe there is setting to set default webpage to http:/en.us.acer.yahoo.com/. You just need to change or disable this setting if it's found.

dawooddoe
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Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateSecurity contributorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Feb 18, 2010 at 09:06 AM
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Hello again,

Please try a shorter search such as yahoo.com. But before deleting the key, please ensure that it refers to Acer.

It is strange as I have done it many times, just going on Yahoo.com, internet options, click on current page and apply.

Have you tried with another home page such as Google just to see if it works? If it does, we would be facing another type of problem.

I have Win XP and IE8

Best regards
Hello again,

I tried searching for acer.yahoo, found and deleted the startup and it's gone.
But know my startup page is about blank and the system won't let me change that.


Thank you for your help
Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateSecurity contributorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Feb 18, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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Hello, I'm back,

In your about blank page, top of the page, please type www.yahoo.com and press enter.

You will see at the top of the Yahoo page: My Yahoo and next to it "Make Y! Your homepage.

If that does not fix it, I'll eat my socks!

Let me know

It's a pleasure to help.

(P.S. Please God I really not hungry for socks.)
Hi

Thank you so much for all your help. No need to eat your socks, but I'm not out of the woods yet, I'm still getting the blank page.

My Yahoo doesn't say Make Y! Your homepage. Next to My Yahoo! my page says "Get the most out of Yhoo! Upgrade to IE 8.0"
Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateSecurity contributorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Feb 18, 2010 at 04:09 PM
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I have not given up JFK. I will make Yahoo your home page even if I have to travel to your desktop.

The reason that I am incapable to give you proper indication is that my Yahoo is not in the same country. For some reason I cannot reach the USA site.

I am sure there is a way on the Yahoo site to make Yahoo your homepage.

In any event, if I were you, once on the site, I would try again the Internet options, click current page and apply. It has to work.

For you I found these US links:

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/homepage/homepage/index.html

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/helpcentral/

Sorry about that chief
Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateSecurity contributorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Feb 18, 2010 at 04:37 PM
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JFK,

I forgot to tell you, this would be a great time for you to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, which may solve problems. I have it and it works just fine.
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I tried it all again without luck. The good news is you have upgraded me from PFK to JFK which is great. Other than I was shot and killed may years ago. Still the name JFK is worth more than PFK so I'm feeling good.

Maybe I'll try the upgrade.

Thank you for trying, you have been great.
Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateSecurity contributorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Feb 19, 2010 at 06:02 AM
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Hello,

From chicken to president is quite a promotion indeed! However, by respect, if your real initials, I would prefer referring to you as PFK.

The reasons why I suggested to you to upgrade to IE8 is that you may receive better security support from Microsoft when you do your regular Windows updates. The second is that the installation may repair you Yahoo homepage default settings.

Finally, if the upgrade does not repair it, I would suggest to you that you sent me the link to your Yahoo Homepage I will try to edit the registry.

Being in Canada, I do not have access to Yahoo USA or anywhere else in the World.

Regards

Jules
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I'm comfortable in my Chicken skin, but being president was fun while I watched the Olympics last night. I'll try updating Internet Explorer and see what happens.

Thank you for all your help.
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Thank you
I perforemed the upgrade and still no luck.

Thanks for your help, I'll be away so no need to worrie about my homepage for now.

Thank you so much for your efforts.
Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateSecurity contributorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Feb 19, 2010 at 04:12 PM
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Hello PFK,

Sorry that the upgrade did not work. However, I have not given up and I have another solution up my sleeve.

When you return, I would appreciate that you give me the link to your Yahoo homepage and I shall rush the solution to you.

Best regards

P.S. So you are comfortable in your chicken skin then that of a president. Who knows, may be, long after I have departed, some young chick will get elected president!:)))
SeattleLion - Mar 31, 2010 at 05:24 PM
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I have the same problem; but I fixed it by going to run and typing regedit and clicking the OK button to get into my registry. Go to the tools link up top and left click onto Edit, then a small menu appears. Now left click Find, and type or paste in the URL address you already have as you said is. http://en.us.acer.yahoo.com. I prefer to copy and paste the URL Address in so I don't make an error typing it in. Now click the Find Next button. The first file that comes up will say Search Page. Right click on the Search Page file icon that will be highlighted to the right, then left click Modify then change the URL Address in the box that appears to the homepage URL Address you want your homepage to be, then click the OK button. Now go back to the toolbar by doing the same thing. Go up top and left click edit once again and left click find and enter the URL Address again into the white bar that says Find What: and then click the Find Next button. Now you'll see a file saying Start Page, right click on that and click on Modify again and change the URL to the homepage you want, Click OK. That worked for me. I still have to do that procedure when I want to change my homepage to something else because it's blanked out where I can't change it in my Internet Properties. I would have to crash my computer to get it working again and it's not worth the hassle.
dist.urbd 3754 Posts Friday December 18, 2009Registration date August 18, 2012 Last seen - Mar 31, 2010 at 06:27 PM
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Dear Sir,

You can also download an Internet Explorer Error Repair Tool and use it to solve the problem that you are actually having. You will just have to carry out a scan with it and click on repair for getting free of the specific trouble.

Regards.
I'm not sure how to do that
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Now my home page is about:blank and I can not change it. I would like yahoo.com to be my home page.
Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Apr 3, 2010 at 04:30 AM
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What happens if you go to internet options and enter the url and then make it your default page?
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AboutBlank does not get replaced.
Ambucias 53276 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 20, 2018 Last seen - Apr 3, 2010 at 05:45 PM
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Please PFK

Send me a Hyjackthis log, version 2.0.3 beta.

Download, install and run.

http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

Request a scan and save a log, copy and paste here.

Thank you