Two days ago IE 7 began to not connect to any URL I disabled the link scanner in my antivirus and all was well for awhile, then IE 7 craashed and I followed the error reporting link to the KB article on resetting IE so we reset it and now my home page has been hijacked to <http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx> which is linked to the following registry key : HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = <http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157> this key appears twice both are identical except for the following key 2 starts HKCU\ and ends with ends with /?Linkid= 54896 I have deleted the keys both with Hijackthis and by a manual registry edit with a re boot and the key(s) keeps appearing in the registry as does the hijacked paged in IE 7. Does anyone have a clue where else this thing is hidden as no matter how you kill it, it comes back like zombie. Yes my original home page is there but you must click the home icon to reach it; home page tabs are not enabled.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 06 February 2009 - 10:44 PM.
Deactivate links. ~ OB