http://gamingtrend.com
April 25, 2014, 03:57:13 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: How do I get rid of my internet home page.  (Read 1391 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
RaptorRed
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 100


View Profile
« on: March 12, 2005, 03:37:18 AM »

I used to have Google as my home page. Now its been replaced with a piece of crapp adware, called Quick Web search, or veryeasysearch.

At any rate I can't get rid of it. I have used Norton, Spybot, Spyware blaster, nothing seems to work.

Any suggestions? Can't seem to locate it using Reg cleaner either.
It also prevents me from doing a system restore.

So any help is appreciated.
Logged

I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.
Ascendent
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1289


Have love, will travel..


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2005, 04:10:14 AM »

No my friend learn to love it, it's with you for life. That's why they say choose wisely. slywink

Seriously go to tools button up top of the page then go to options and under general should have a little spot where you can input your homepage. Sure there's an easier way like alt-g or something but that way I know for sure works.

Ascendent
Logged
RaptorRed
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 100


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2005, 07:04:10 PM »

Well I had not tried that, but did and the home page keeps ressetting itself to the crapp adware page.

This crapp home page is listed as about:blank in the homepage area under tools and options. Anywhere else I can locate a homepage set-up file to get rid of it?
Logged

I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.
Ascendent
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1289


Have love, will travel..


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2005, 09:03:43 PM »

wow you can't get rid of it with adaware? hmm have you tried booting up in safe mode and zotching that fucker? Pardon my french.

Ascendent
Logged
RaptorRed
Gaming Trend Reader

Offline Offline

Posts: 100


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2005, 03:17:13 AM »

I'll keep at it. Very annoying though.
Logged

I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.
Graham
Managing Editor
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 4012


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2005, 03:22:56 AM »

Take a look and see if there are any new programs running when you boot up.  You might do a Google search to see if that turns up anything.  I had something like that happen and that's what I did.
Logged

Partial Owner of the World Champion Green Bay Packers
MonkeyFinger
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 3176



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2005, 04:35:27 AM »

Sounds like a hijack called Cool Web Search or something similar. Here is a link to an article about removing Spyware and Hijacker software. This page picks up from the "What if Ad-Aware and Spybot don't fix your problem?" point.  :wink:

Hopefully something in there might help.
Logged

-craig

PSx: MonkeyFinger
XBx: MonkeyPhinger
Zimix
Gaming Trend Senior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 669



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2005, 03:14:37 PM »

Download a copy of Microsoft's Anti-Spyware.  I find in combination with AdAware, SpyBot, and Microsoft's (previously Giant), you can clean most spyware.

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.094 seconds with 39 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.018s, 2q)