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01-Dec-2003, 06:17 PM #1
Can I protect my homepage????
Is there a way to lock in my home page with Win ME so that no website can change it against my wishes? Thanks.
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01-Dec-2003, 07:11 PM #2
You can use this manual registry fix or use the one in Spybot Search & Destroy which does the same thing. I have only had one instance of a Homepage Hijack using this registry fix.

Courtsey of Reghakr

Correct your home page to the one you prefer, then immediately do the following:

Backup the registry and/or export the following keys:
go to Start>Run, type regedit. Navigate to:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
Right-click on the Internet Explorer key, choose new>Key, name it Control Panel.
Right-click on the Control Panel, chose new>DWORD value, name it Homepage. Right-click
on Homepage, choose modify and type in the number 1.

This should lock your home page, so no other web site can change it.

Then navigate here and verify the homepage is correct:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
look for the Start Page entry.

You can also use StartPage Guard which is highly recommend. Be sure and read the "Help" section with it to properly set it.

Last edited by Deke; 01-Dec-2003 at 07:56 PM..
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