[access-uk] Re: Getting rid of browser hijacker

Take a look in Control Panel/Add remove programs and see if there is a Yahoo 
application there brought in by your download of IE7.

Roger

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <deonv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 5:58 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Getting rid of browser hijacker


> Hi all
>
> Windows XP SP2, IE6 and IE7, Jaws 8.
>
> My home page used to be google but it has recently been changed to
> yahoo.co.uk when I installed IE7.
>
> There seems to be no way that I can change the home page back to google.
>
> It seems that some dirty tricks have been applied by yahoo to
> redirect users to their site.
>
> On researching it it would appear that some computer manufacturers
> have planted the redirect code in IE7.
>
> Changing back to IE6 makes no difference.
>
> Using SpyBot, AdAware, XoftSpy and Norton resolves nothing.
>
> Has anyone encountered this and if so, been able to get rid of the
> redirect code?
>
> ncidentally, doing the obvious in IE7 internet options resolves nothing.
>
> Thanks
>
> Deon
>
>
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