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  • Started 1 year ago by BIGGUY
  • Latest reply from warlock
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BIGGUY
Posts: 26

is there anyway to completely stop programs fom changing my home page in internet options
also what is the best program to use as a search engine

Posted 1 year ago
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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

My guess would just make sure you uncheck the "CHANGE HOME PAGE OPTION" when you install programs. And I use Google for my search engine. It works good.

Posted 1 year ago
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presence1960
presence1960
Posts: 280

I have never had that happen to me. However from working on other people's machines I find that a home page hijack usually results from installing software such as a browser toolbar. Some but not all of these tool bars are shady in my opinion. Be careful of what you download and install. Ask yourself f you really need this and are you really going to use it. Then investigate the software on sites such as WOT prior to installing.

If you have not installed any tool bars for your browser you may want to scan your machine for infection. A lot of malware will take over your browser(s). It may be something else but better safe than sorry.

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raphoenix
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warlock
warlock
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Run the free version of this.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

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