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      03-05-2006, 10:32 AM
my homepage redirects to yahoo continually. even after i change the settings.
Can anyone offer me any suggestions.
 
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      03-05-2006, 12:18 PM
It redirects itself to www.yahoo.com or some phony rip off of yahoo.com? I'm
assuming you changed your homepage on IE by going to Start/Control
Panel/Internet Properties and then typing in your desired homepage? This
won't work for Mozilla Firefox. If you want another page on Mozilla Firefox
to be your homepage you need to launch Mozilla, Tools, Options, General, and
then type in your desired website.

**Note** Should the actual "yahoo" page be phony (as in not www.yahoo.com)
go to the Comprehensive Malware Removal Instructions on the Detailed Malware
Removal page of my website: www.stopmalware.tk and follow the steps
provided.


"al" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> my homepage redirects to yahoo continually. even after i change the
> settings.
> Can anyone offer me any suggestions.



 
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      03-05-2006, 01:29 PM
http://uk.yahoo.com/hp/ is the website it redirects me to. I changed it but
when i go back to Internet Properties this address
http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop is in the address section of the homepage.

"Elendil" wrote:

> It redirects itself to www.yahoo.com or some phony rip off of yahoo.com? I'm
> assuming you changed your homepage on IE by going to Start/Control
> Panel/Internet Properties and then typing in your desired homepage? This
> won't work for Mozilla Firefox. If you want another page on Mozilla Firefox
> to be your homepage you need to launch Mozilla, Tools, Options, General, and
> then type in your desired website.
>
> **Note** Should the actual "yahoo" page be phony (as in not www.yahoo.com)
> go to the Comprehensive Malware Removal Instructions on the Detailed Malware
> Removal page of my website: www.stopmalware.tk and follow the steps
> provided.
>
>
> "al" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:C60BEADF-3BA8-4521-BEC3-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > my homepage redirects to yahoo continually. even after i change the
> > settings.
> > Can anyone offer me any suggestions.

>
>
>

 
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      03-05-2006, 02:33 PM
al wrote:

> http://uk.yahoo.com/hp/ is the website it redirects me to. I changed
> it but when i go back to Internet Properties this address
>

http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
> is in the address section of the homepage.


It looks like this is a case of OEM (HP) locking the homepage.
Reprehensible behavior, but not malware. Here is information about how
to unlock it:

Per MVP Kelly Theriot:

If the feature is disabled (greyed out), go to Doug Knox's site and
download this script:

http://www.dougknox.com/security/scr...ethomepage.htm

Usage: Download nosethomepage.vbs and save this file to your hard
drive. Navigate to where you saved it and double click the file. The VB
Script file will check for the appropriate value and if not found will
create it. You will be notified whether the option is enabled or
disabled.

To manually make the change: Start/Run/Regedit

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Inte rnet Explorer\Control
Panel\HomePage

In the right-hand panel, right-click the HomePage value and select
Modify. Change the value to: 00 00 00 00

Also see these keys:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main] "Start
Page"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer]
- DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Inte rnet
Explorer\Restrictions] - DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001

Change the values to 00 00 00 00.

You will need to reboot and you should be able to change your homepage.
Be very careful working in the registry as it is completely possible to
hose your system. I would start with Doug Knox's script first to be on
the safe side.

Malke
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      03-05-2006, 03:39 PM
Ive tried all these options. Are there any other suggestions. Is this a
security threat or just a nusiance? All info and advice graetly recieved.

"Malke" wrote:

> al wrote:
>
> > http://uk.yahoo.com/hp/ is the website it redirects me to. I changed
> > it but when i go back to Internet Properties this address
> >

> http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...ion&pf=desktop
> > is in the address section of the homepage.

>
> It looks like this is a case of OEM (HP) locking the homepage.
> Reprehensible behavior, but not malware. Here is information about how
> to unlock it:
>
> Per MVP Kelly Theriot:
>
> If the feature is disabled (greyed out), go to Doug Knox's site and
> download this script:
>
> http://www.dougknox.com/security/scr...ethomepage.htm
>
> Usage: Download nosethomepage.vbs and save this file to your hard
> drive. Navigate to where you saved it and double click the file. The VB
> Script file will check for the appropriate value and if not found will
> create it. You will be notified whether the option is enabled or
> disabled.
>
> To manually make the change: Start/Run/Regedit
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Inte rnet Explorer\Control
> Panel\HomePage
>
> In the right-hand panel, right-click the HomePage value and select
> Modify. Change the value to: 00 00 00 00
>
> Also see these keys:
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main] "Start
> Page"
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer]
> - DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Inte rnet
> Explorer\Restrictions] - DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001
>
> Change the values to 00 00 00 00.
>
> You will need to reboot and you should be able to change your homepage.
> Be very careful working in the registry as it is completely possible to
> hose your system. I would start with Doug Knox's script first to be on
> the safe side.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

 
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      03-05-2006, 03:56 PM
My reply is at the bottom of your message :

"al" wrote:

> Ive tried all these options. Are there any other suggestions. Is this a
> security threat or just a nusiance? All info and advice graetly recieved.
>




Download and install Ad-Aware SE Personal
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adware

Update it and perfrom full scan . Remove any malware found .

Scan with these two :

Kaspersky Labs free online scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

Panda Software free Active Scan
http://www.activescan.com


Although it may be what Malke tells you , I have seen many spyware/hijackers
where the user's home page is redirected to legit page such as Yahoo.
Moreover , if it is what Malke assume , it must have started since you first
use your computer , not since these days


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      03-05-2006, 05:35 PM
Ad-aware Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer, as well as options in SpySweeper, Spy
Doctor, Ewido, ZA Pro and many anti-virus applications (e.g., NAV) may be
disallowing the change. Do you have any of them (or similar) installed?
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al wrote:
> my homepage redirects to yahoo continually. even after i change the
> settings. Can anyone offer me any suggestions.


 
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      03-05-2006, 06:22 PM
PA Bear wrote:

> Ad-aware Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer, as well as options in SpySweeper,
> Spy Doctor, Ewido, ZA Pro and many anti-virus applications (e.g., NAV)
> may be
> disallowing the change. Do you have any of them (or similar)
> installed?


Excellent point from PA Bear - I just spoke to my brother and while we
were examining the Norton Antivirus options we came across one for
homepage locking. I mentioned to him that he'd need to disable that if
he ever wanted to change his homepage.

I really don't think this is a case of malware since the redirection is
to a legitimate website.

Malke
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      03-05-2006, 08:27 PM
"Malke" wrote:

> I really don't think this is a case of malware since the redirection is
> to a legitimate website.
>



And that's why the whole post of mine is giving suggestions how to check
with good utilities.

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      03-05-2006, 10:48 PM
Malke wrote:
> PA Bear wrote:
>
> > Ad-aware Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer, as well as options in SpySweeper,
> > Spy Doctor, Ewido, ZA Pro and many anti-virus applications (e.g., NAV)
> > may be
> > disallowing the change. Do you have any of them (or similar)
> > installed?

>
> Excellent point from PA Bear - I just spoke to my brother and while we
> were examining the Norton Antivirus options we came across one for
> homepage locking. I mentioned to him that he'd need to disable that if
> he ever wanted to change his homepage.
>
> I really don't think this is a case of malware since the redirection is
> to a legitimate website.


Agreed. I never saw or knew anything about NAV's "Home Page Protection"
before today, when I've seen it responsible for OP's complaint in 2 other
threads.
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