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Home Page hijacked!!

29 11 2006

Ever since I’ve got my new Compaq the hompage has been locked to their site. I can try and change it in the Options but every time I reopen, it goes back.

I tried going and digging around in the registry to find the culprit there and I found one entry that seemed to be the problem, it was:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
“Start Page”=”http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_CA&c=64&bd=PRESARIO&pf=desktop

Success!! Problem being that when I went to delete the entry or even modify it I got a message that I wasn’t allowed to do that. ARGH!

Who was protecting that entry, and why??!! After some more digging, I found out that it’s a bug in the personal version of Zone Alarm that doesn’t seem to be there in the pro version. Looks like I’m going to be upgrading – oh, and blast you Zone Alarm; if only I didn’t need you so badly!!

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