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trey_w
07-10-02, 01:34 PM
Ok guys, i know how to change my home page, but how so you change your default?

A guy i am fixing a comp for has his default on a porn site and he doesn't want his wife to find out

i have changed his home page form it, but its still in the default

thanks

trey_w

Dissolved
07-10-02, 01:37 PM
im not really you can.. i tryed messing with it, and default will only give me a M$ site :-/

Wedo
07-10-02, 01:55 PM
Select "Tools" and then "Internet Options" and type in address of the new default home page. You can also have him set up a different user account for his wife so she has her own home page and he can keep his. Just make sure he uses a password that she doesn't know :D.

Does that help?

Wedo

RED Hot Machine
07-10-02, 01:56 PM
We had a simalar thing happen at work.

Search for the url in the registery and remove any references to it.

Dissolved
07-10-02, 01:58 PM
Now we know what he does in his spare time :P

Wedo
07-10-02, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by RED Hot Machine
We had a simalar thing happen at work.

Search for the url in the registery and remove any references to it.

I was going to mention the registry clean, but I was hoping it wouldn't come to that. I came home from work one day and my roomate had answered "yes" to a bunch of "would you like to install" questions.

My computer had a virtual girl floating above the system tray, the default homepage had changed, the registry default had been changed, and the machine had more spyware than a politician has parking tickets.

Regedit (use at your own risk, mess up, and your computer is toast. You've been warned):

Start/Run/regedit. Go to Edit/Find and type in the name of said porn site "w3.cheerleadersonfire.something" and delete each key you find. Then exit.

Wedo

Dissolved
07-10-02, 02:13 PM
www.downloads.com go there and get adaware 5 it'll remove all those Stupid porn cookies and spyware.

RED Hot Machine
07-10-02, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by Wedo


I was going to mention the registry clean, but I was hoping it wouldn't come to that. I came home from work one day and my roomate had answered "yes" to a bunch of "would you like to install" questions.

My computer had a virtual girl floating above the system tray, the default homepage had changed, the registry default had been changed, and the machine had more spyware than a politician has parking tickets.

Regedit (use at your own risk, mess up, and your computer is toast. You've been warned):

Start/Run/regedit. Go to Edit/Find and type in the name of said porn site "w3.cheerleadersonfire.something" and delete each key you find. Then exit.

Wedo

I should have also said to backup your registry before changing anything.

chuckerants
07-10-02, 02:29 PM
A few months ago I had the same problem after I visited a Warez site. The site had not only changed my Home PAge but changed the Search engine as well so that if you type in some nonsense on the address bar, you end up at an adult-portal search engine.

The fix was to edit the registry but also to download a special removal tool from the site itself.

Now THAT Pi**ed me off.


EDIT: Better? :)

Dissolved
07-10-02, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by chuckerants
A few months ago I had the same problem after I visited a Warez site. The site had not only changed my Home PAge but changed the Search engine as well so that if you type in some nonsense on the address bar, you end up at an adult-portal search engine.

The fix was to edit the registry but also to download a special removal tool from the site itself.

Now THAT ******ed me off.

That blows, i stay away from those kind of sites now :)

RED Hot Machine
07-10-02, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by chuckerants
A few months ago I had the same problem after I visited a Warez site. The site had not only changed my Home PAge but changed the Search engine as well so that if you type in some nonsense on the address bar, you end up at an adult-portal search engine.

The fix was to edit the registry but also to download a special removal tool from the site itself.

Now THAT ******ed me off.

Careful with the language.

Dissolved
07-10-02, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by RED Hot Machine


Careful with the language.

Ive seen worse get let by the mods :D