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    Home page disappears

    I keep setting my homepage, and it keeps going back to about:blank.

    How can I set it so that it stays put?!

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    Quite often browser add-ons have caused problems. There have been a couple of other recent threads about similar problems. You can try to run IE with all add-ons disabled (Safe mode) and see what happens.

    I would also clear all TIF and Cookies.
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    Hi Chuck,

    You could try using http://www.filehippo.com/download_spywareblaster/ it has a setting to prevent changes to your browser home page. Its a while sinced I used it so can't give any more info re it's use. It has a free & paid version.
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    A google search indicates you may have picked up some malware:
    http://www.pchell.com/support/aboutblank.shtml

    Bit Defender has a home page reset tool here:
    http://www.bitdefender.com/support/w...orer-1089.html

    Microsoft has some instructions here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894269

    Before trying any of this, I would download and run Malwarebytes in safe mode with networking:
    www.malwarebytes.org

    Jerry

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    Cool. Thanks guys.

    Chuck
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    ~ A(lan) A(lexander) Milne (1882-1956)- "House at Pooh Corner"

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    I also would recommend Malwarebytes, and something which protects your Home Page from being changed without your permission. Many third-party antispyware programs can do this. Another possibility is a resetting of all the Registry entries associated with the IE Home Page.

    Additional checks and fixes are contained in this Tech Republic article. Only edit your Registry if nothing else works.
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    Winpatrol - http://www.winpatrol.com/ (free version)

    it will watch you homepage and if something tries to change it winpatrol will ask you if you want to accept the change. it watches your host file, cookies, browser helpers, start up files, has hijackthis built in. you can disable or remove items from your start up, or browser helper add ons, toolbars, etc.
    i have used it for years.
    watch the install and make sure you uncheck the box for the trial version and then you will have the free version installed.
    hint: check the box in the options tab 'lock file types'

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    Malware Bytes has been on all my pc's for many years. It's saved me from countless hours fixing my computer. I use the paid version, as it gives realtime protections going beyond the free version. Plus it's a lifetime license, which makes it very cheap compared to how much time recovering can take.

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    I found this solution on:

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/lock-i...e-page-Windows


    Using IE11 and Win 8.1

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    Here's a workaround:

    Create an icon for Internet Explorer, and put your desired homepage in the "target" field:

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.accuweather.com/

    By putting iexplore.exe, a space, then the web address, a new browser window will always open whenever you click on the icon.

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    Thanks to all...

    Chuck
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    Given your Search Provider problem as well, then it's possible that you have an infection to clean out.

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