an intrusive porn site, help

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oobydooby

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First of all please do not deride me because I am using windows me.

I visited a particular site which was not to my taste and as soon as I saw it, went back a page. Now every time I start Internet explorer (version 6.0.2600.000015) I am taken to this particular site. I can re-set to my home page but the next time I start internet explorer it has been reset to this offensive page.

I have run regedit.exe and gone to HKEY_CURRENT_USE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION\RUN and found c:\windows\regedit.exe/s c:\system32\and think the offending file is here.

How can I delete or change this file to enable me to be rid of this intrusive website, so that i can set IE to my home page permanently?
 

oobydooby

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I have adjusted and reset to my home page, but there is just one small niggle. When I click on the search icon and the window opens up the offending site appears and all my settings are back to the offending site.

In regedit.exe I have found- just above the start page settings-that the the search setting also have the offending page as the default. It will be a simple thing to reset if i knew the default for microsots search engine/page. can you advise so i can be finally rid of this curse. many thanks.
 
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If you haven't turned off System Restore, just go back a few days. That should take care of it, it has worked for me.
 

TonyKlein

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But have you deleted this entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run?

If you don't it will continue changing your home page every time you start up Windows.

Grtz.
 

oobydooby

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I think I have cleared the problem.

I went through every folder in regedit and every time I found the offending site I changed it to my home page, including all references to search start pages, which means (I hope ) that if I click on the search icon on the tool bar it will open to my home page. I have not tried it yet as I seldom search using microsofts facilities but so far everthing else seems to be fine,

Many thanks for your help and advice. I admit I do visit sites where this sort of thing is could possibly happen again but your pointers lead me to think that I will be better able to rectify things in the future.

Thankyou again.
 
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