Home Page Highjack

  Knut 23:08 02 Oct 03
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I am having trouble with a website called Globe Finder. It is somehow planting cookies into my Temp. Internet Folder and then trying to take over as my home page. Going into settings and re-selecting "about blank" and deleting all cookies and Temp. Internet files cures the problem for a while and then somehow the whole issue starts again. I consider this invasive and is unwelcome and unsolicited. Has anyone else come across this problem?

  hugh-265156 00:13 03 Oct 03

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  Forum Editor 00:18 03 Oct 03

have had a similar problem Knut - it's not uncommon.

click here and download some software called Spybot. Run it, and it will search out the offending registry entry for you.

  velodrome 03:41 03 Oct 03

this will stop your home page being hijacked.
click here

  Uncle Terry 07:39 03 Oct 03

I have this problem as well, I have found in registry under local machine, software, microsoft, internet explorer, search key shows 'http:\\%61%63%63% etc......, this is what appears in my default home page title box and when use that it opens something called LuckySearch, now my question is can I delete that address in the registry and replace it with what it should be? i.e. http:\\freeserve.co.uk ?

  -pops- 07:43 03 Oct 03

Safer than regedits, use the software made for the purpose as velodrome advises.

  Chris the Ancient 08:12 03 Oct 03

I can vouch for startpageguard referenced by velodrome.

I had a major hijack and spg cured - and kept cured - the problem.

Chris

  Patr100 11:25 03 Oct 03

Try CWS shredder
click here

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