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07-Apr-2012, 05:26 PM #1
Getting Blank Page instead of Search Engine
I used to immediately get the Google homepage when I clicked the home or new tab button, but now I get a blank page, and the url says about.blank. How can I go back to getting the Google homepage? I've tried the Tools > Internet Options thing, but it won't keep working.
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07-Apr-2012, 05:44 PM #2
What browser? What "Tools > Internet Options thing"?
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07-Apr-2012, 05:46 PM #3
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...er-9-home-page this is for ie9, but of should be the same for all ie browsers

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07-Apr-2012, 05:47 PM #4
There are two places to check in Internet Options > General tab:

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07-Apr-2012, 05:50 PM #5
Thanks, everyone, for the quick responses. I figured out it's the 3rd option in the last response, and now everything seems to be working okay again.
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09-Apr-2012, 03:42 PM #7
Well, it just isn't holding. Every day, I have to go back into Tools/ Tabs and reset it, and it's only good for that one internet session. What is happening to keep changing this?
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15-Apr-2012, 08:12 PM #8
Hello? Nobody ever got back to me about this.

The setting only holds on until I close IE, and when I reopen it to use it again, I have to go in and reset it all over again because it's just giving me a blank page. What could be making this happen?
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15-Apr-2012, 08:50 PM #9
Try Microsoft's Fix it HERE.
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16-Apr-2012, 04:15 PM #10
Thank you. I went through all the steps, but it still isn't "holding". The next time I log on and go to the browser, it has been reset to "blank page".
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16-Apr-2012, 05:07 PM #11
Do you have a program called SUPERAntiSpyware on your computer?
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16-Apr-2012, 11:04 PM #12
No, it looks like I don't have any spyware program.
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17-Apr-2012, 08:14 AM #13
1- Please click HERE to download HijackThis.

2- Run the program.

3- Click on the Main Menu button if not already there.

4- Select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

5- Copy and paste the scan log from Notepad into your next reply. Do not attach it.

6- Do not "Fix" anything unless advised to do so.


For Windows 7 and Vista:

If Windows is denying access to the Hosts file, run HijackThis as Administrator or disable the UAC first.
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