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Desktop Shortcuts Redirect to Homepage

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#1 parallax1978


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

Hello all.


I have a user who has a unique problem. Any webpage shortcut she creates on her desktop, whether to a page on the company intranet, or a webpage take her instead to her homepage.  No idea how long it has been going on.


We have some sharted web apps on our servers that have complicated addresses so I like the users to have shortcuts to them... storing them as favorites works, but I would still like to find a resolution to the issue at hand.


It is an XP Pro machine fully updated. I appreciate your help.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 22 February 2013 - 06:06 PM.
moved from Windows 95/98/ME

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#2 Keithuk


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

If its a XP Pro machine I wonder why the mods have moved this thread in here?


Ignore me they still have the link in Win9x/ME.


If every web link saved takes it to instead to her homepage I would do a full Malwarebytes scan if I were you.

Edited by Keithuk, 24 February 2013 - 11:05 AM.


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#3 millipede


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

I agree about malwarebytes...  redirecting pages of any kind typically means something bad is going on.  If the homepage she uses is some websearch type thing, that IS the problem.  There are some sites/toolbars, etc...  that look handy but totally hijack your browser.  It could be something of that nature, and I would explore that first. 

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