Internet Explorer home page - can't change it

  toddles 21:58 31 Mar 05
Locked

I have two internet browsers installed on my computer (windows Xp home edition), internet explorer and mozilla firefox.
I am unable to change the home page in internet explorer. If I go to settings/control panel/internet options, the home page box is‘greyed’ out therefore can’t change anything. As an alternative if I open internet explorer and go to tools/internet options it comes up with a message ‘This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator’ .
Can anyone advise what settings I need to alter in order for me to change my ‘home’ page.

  VoG II 22:03 31 Mar 05

Have you been using Spybot click here

  toddles 22:09 31 Mar 05

I've ran spybot / cwshredder / various anti virus software - all to no avail. Still can't change the homepage

  toddles 10:54 24 Apr 05

Home page was locked by spybot/advanced/internet tweaks - thanks

  Barnacarry 11:33 24 Apr 05

Try this - Courtesy of PC Advisor

Installing a copy of Internet Explorer from an ISP CD will change a Registry setting to lock the home page to the ISP's home page.

To unlock it, start Regedit and open the folders Hkey_Current_User, Software Policies, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Control Panel. In the righthand pane you should see a value named HomePage. Select the value name and delete it. When you restart Explorer you should find that the buttons are now enabled.

You can get hold of a free IE personaliser from -
click here
This enables you to get rid of other customisation done by the service provider such as the words 'Internet Explorer supplied by ...' in the titlebar.

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