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Unable To Change Homepage

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#1 darkside701


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Posted 24 September 2007 - 03:36 PM

Never have had a problem with my homepage until recently I log on and it goes to "http://www.favourlinks.com/" so I goto Internet options and under homepage it says :
"http://www.chronoclips.com/ to verify your age, REQUIRED! WARNING! Adult pictures are featured in this site. Only adults permitted beyond this point! Are you at least 18 years old"

So I erase it and type in yahoo.com hit apply and when I log on it still goes to the same page and when I go back to internet options the same site is there.

How can I fix this?

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 24 September 2007 - 04:01 PM

Looks like spyware. You might want to start by running http://www.superantispyware.com/ but it may be serious enough that you might want to get one of the experts here to help.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 07:39 PM

nope that fixed the problem thanks

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:04 AM

If the problem is resolved, you should Set a New Restore Point to enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
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