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Solved: Can't Change IE Homepage and Can't Resize Pages

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by referee07, Oct 29, 2011.

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  1. referee07

    referee07 Thread Starter

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    Recently, my IE has changed to MSN.com and the IE pages are not full-page. I have go to IE Tools and Internet Options to change my homepage back several times, but this has not worked. Also, I have drug the pages to the bottom of the screen but each time I open IE the pages are not full-page. I think that I may have inherited some malware, but Malwarebyes and Spyware S&D have found nothing. Any and all suggestions regarding these problems are welcome and thanks in advance.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Yes, it sounds like malware. Better get a cleanup done.

    But are you sure that you don't have something installed that is set to block changes in the home page? I don't know how MSN got there, but that could prevent you from changing it. Spybot has those settings. It also has others if you immunized, and the Teatimer running will have an affect, too.
     
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    Evandil, thanks for the reply. I will check the Spybot settings. Also, how can I see if Teatimer is running?
     
  4. referee07

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    Elvandil, it was System Mechanic's System Guard. When I turned System Guard off and set my homepage, the homepage didn't change. Thanks for the help. (PS: Sorry for misspelling your name in my previous post.)

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    Sorry, referee07, but I think that's a perfect description of System Guard. More information here. And that also applies to the bogus System Mechanic package. It's just another rogue utility.
     
  6. referee07

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    Snagglegaster, thanks for the info. I have used System Mechanic for quite awhile and haven't had any problems other than with System Guard. Do you have any suggestions on good programs that are able to "tune-up" a computer's system, e.g., clean and tune-up the registry, get rid of useless, unwanted programs, etc? Again, thanks for the info.
     
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    Take a look at Iobit's Advanced SystemCare. I've been using it since it broke on to the scene back in the day in 2007 (it was called Advanced WindowsCare at the time), and it hasn't failed me yet!
     
  8. referee07

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    ShadowProwler420, thanks. I'll check it out. Recently, I have read several not-too-positive postings regarding System Mechanic.
     
  9. referee07

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    ShadowProwler420, apparently Advanced System Care is a free program. Is there a "for-pay" version that is better than the free one?
     
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    There is a pro version of ASC (link) that has extra features the free version doesn't. See the attached image to see the difference.
     

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    ShadowProwler420, thanks again. I bought the Pro version of Advance System Care. It was a little shy of $21.00 with the download protection included which I thought was a pretty good buy. Take care and thanks again.
     
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