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[Resolved] Hijacked Homepage Win ME

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kilowatt1, Dec 8, 2001.

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  1. kilowatt1

    kilowatt1 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    I am working on a machine running ME that has had the Home Page in IE highjacked. My problem is this. In order to correct the situation I need to get into the "control panel" under HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/policies/microsoft/internet explorer/control panel (This is the settings in Win98). However in ME, Control Panel is not listed under this thread. Can anyone tell me where in the registry it might be located or has it been changed to something else in ME? For your info, the repair involes changing the "value" under homepage from (0x00000001) (1) to the default of (00000000) (0)., rebooting,changing the homepage in IE options, rebooting and setting the "value" back to (1) in the registry to lock in the correct address. This repair works for Win98, so I hope it will work in ME. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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  3. kilowatt1

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    :cool: Thanks RR,

    I thought I had seen that thread somewhere before. I will try the options listed that I haven't tried thus far. This particular highjacking is somewhat strange in that it apparently has two different sites associated with it: A site called wanbbs.com and seekmm6to23.com. I was successfull in stopping wanbbs from auto loading, however, it now reverts to the seekmm site automatically. Strange. Some how there has been a command added to prevent the removal of these settings in the registry. It could quite possibly be the sp.dll, .hta, or even the ce.exe files.
    Thanks again for the help. I'll let you know the outcome.

    I edited to remove the actual web sites as it is not advisable to visit them unless you want the same problems.
     
  4. kilowatt1

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    :D Just a followup. Mission Accomplished!! Found registry entries for all three, sp.dll, .hta, and ce.exe. Removed them, reset home page and all is good. Thanks again, RR.
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    You're welcome -- good to hear, and thanks for the follow-up :)
     
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