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Reset Microsoft Edge Broswer?


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#1 r0b666

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 12:04 PM

So I caught the Goobzo virus/malware on my machine which I recently upgraded to Windows 10.

 

I think I got the damn thing off after using multiple scanners but now Microsoft Edge won't let me set it to a new default web page. No matter what I tell it to open to in the settings it always defaults to res:/ieframe.dll , I can then go to any web page I want, but it's really annoying to deal with any time I open the browser. 

 

Is there any way to change this? I saw Microsoft forum posts that mentioned opening another tab and x'ing the bad one but that doesn't do anything. 


Edited by hamluis, 01 October 2015 - 08:44 AM.
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:39 PM

I'm going to guess that you are still infected and suggest that a moderator move the thread to the Am I Infected forum so that an expert can assist you in getting your system completely clean.

 

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 04:06 PM

I have manually removed all suspicious programs, run AVG, Malwarebytes, Rkill, Hitman Pro, adwcleaner, junkware removal tool, 

ccleaner, advanced system care *and* spyhunter 4. (I removed everything spy hunter 4 found manually, refused to pay for it). 

 

As far as I can tell my system is clean (no suspicious or malicious activity) I just can't fix the Microsoft Edge browser startup page. I use Google Chrome and can always use Firefox or something else if I need a second browser, but I would like to have Edge working properly if I ever need to use it for whatever reason. 


Edited by r0b666, 30 September 2015 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 05:15 PM

I have manually removed all suspicious programs, run AVG, Malwarebytes, Rkill, Hitman Pro, adwcleaner, junkware removal tool, 

ccleaner, advanced system care *and* spyhunter 4. (I removed everything spy hunter 4 found manually, refused to pay for it). 

 

As far as I can tell me system is clean (no suspicious or malicious activity) I just can't fix the Microsoft Edge browser startup page. I use Google Chrome and can always use Firefox or something else if I need a second browser, but I would like to have Edge working properly if I ever need to use it for whatever reason. 

 

Advanced system care is regarded as being a PUP itself  (potentially unwanted program) .....READ HERE

 

Spyhunter.......HERE

 

 

Your startup page.... HERE      


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 06:18 PM

 

I have manually removed all suspicious programs, run AVG, Malwarebytes, Rkill, Hitman Pro, adwcleaner, junkware removal tool, 

ccleaner, advanced system care *and* spyhunter 4. (I removed everything spy hunter 4 found manually, refused to pay for it). 

 

As far as I can tell me system is clean (no suspicious or malicious activity) I just can't fix the Microsoft Edge browser startup page. I use Google Chrome and can always use Firefox or something else if I need a second browser, but I would like to have Edge working properly if I ever need to use it for whatever reason. 

 

Advanced system care is regarded as being a PUP itself  (potentially unwanted program) .....READ HERE

 

Spyhunter.......HERE

 

 

Your startup page.... HERE      

 

Advanced system care I have used on literally dozens of machines for years and never had a serious problem with it. Some previous versions tried to install bloatware which you could avoid with a custom install.   

 

I uninstalled Spy Hunter after using it to identify registry entries and left over files the other programs weren't finding.

 

The steps for resetting the Edge startup/homepage do nothing. No matter what I do I keep getting : 

 

"Hmm, we can't reach this page.

 

Try this

I can open new tabs or go to any site I want form here but I can't get it to go to whatever homepage I set it to. 


Edited by r0b666, 30 September 2015 - 06:19 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:11 PM

This approach is from THIS PAGE   

 

Well to reset Edge I have found deleting

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Clears it, including favourites and all. That does break Edge for the user. To get it running again from an admin PowerShell prompt;

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}

 

I would STRONGLY recommend you have a current backup and a current restore point before attempting this.

 

in other words...resetting Edge would appear to be not possible....(Almost to be expected in anything that is made a part of the OS)

 

 


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:41 PM

Thanks Condobloke. I will consider that solution once I have a backup and a restore point to work off of. 






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