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Home Page Defaults Verizon Yahoo


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#1 bizwords

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 06:58 PM

Within the last week, whenever I open my browser it goes to http://home.verizon.yahoo.com, and it takes quite a long time to load. No matter how many times or where I try to change my home page in Tools/Internet Options, when I reopen the browser it goes back to the http://home.verizon.yahoo.com. The address that shows briefly in the status bar before it opens the Verizon Yahoo page is very long, but starts this way: "http://wapp.verizon.net/bookmarks/bmredir.asp?region=all&bw=dsl&cd=7.0yahoo." If I click the Home icon on the toolbar, it goes to the home page that I set in Tools/Internet Options. I use Verizon for Internet access, but I can't find any information in the member center about what might be happening. Is this something Verizon is doing, or do I have some kind of virus?

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#2 DaChew

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:10 PM

here's a little utility to see what's going on, probably a semi-legitimate startup that can be removed easily, verizon's probably
just trying to get more web hits for advertising

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_starttrack.htm

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