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homepage that won't go away and keeps coming back
darrenpatton Aug-17-01 03:34 AM
Larry and all,
No matter how many times I set my homepage in IE 5.5 to use blank when I restart the computer it goes back to excite.com. I'm running Win 98 SE. I think it all started when I was sent an email post card and downloaded something so I could see the card. Also I noticed that when I run sysedit my system.ini is missing and replaced with a file named http:\\www.excite.com which looks exactly like my system.ini file. I try to make changes to the file and save it but it says that it is read only. I try to find the file but what do I look for there are no files on my computer named excite or http:\\www.excite.com. This is almost as bad as a virus. It makes me wish I could do something to get back at them. All help would be appreciated.

1. RE: homepage that won't go away and keeps coming back
darrenpatton Aug-17-01 06:48 AM
In response to message 0
It's me again. Working with this problem I noticed that the browser goes to c:\windows\system\homepage.htm then to excite.com. I edited homepage.htm with dreamweaver, but it didn't work until I edited it a second time and changed the attributes of the file to read only. Now I still can't get a blank homepage but at least I'm not going to excite anylonger.

2. RE: homepage that won't go away and keeps coming back
lbyard Aug-17-01 04:06 PM
In response to message 1
MS KB Article ID: Q302459, Cannot Change Default Home Page Setting from Webcombo Site, at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q302/4/59.ASP? might help. Larry

3. RE: homepage that won't go away and keeps coming back
darrenpatton Aug-17-01 11:09 PM
In response to message 2
Thanks Larry
The offending file was c:\windows\adshow.exe, incase anyone else catches it. It was in my Win.ini file and as a shared dll in my registry.

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