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Help. Cannot change Home Page!

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I had to do a full reinstall of my system (XP Home on Gateway). Now I can't change my Home Page. I tried everything:
1. Ran virus/trojan/spyware checks (it doesn't appear to be the product of a trojan as it remains on gateway.com)
2. Disabled/removed all anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall programs as well as toolbars.
3. Disabled everything but the most crucial startup items
4. Relaxed security for Active X components
5. Removed and reinstalled IE Windows component

Then, I tried a few registry changes, but to no avail.

I then downloaded StartPage Guard. I tried to change the home page with that and I got the following error - RegSetValueEX failed with: 5.

Any ideas?



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Hey there sbrener, welcome to Geeks To Go Forums.

It sounds like you may be infected with some kind of spyware that cannot be picked up by your anti-spyware programs.

So please read this: Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log (Click on the link)

That will give you steps that will help you clean up 70% of the problems yourself. Then please download "Hijackthis" and run Hijackthis with log. Save the log file here: Malware Removal - HiJackThis Logs Go Here

When you have followed all these steps. A Geeks To Go Staff Member will help you fix your problem.

(Note: Please be patient, the "Malware Forum" is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual.)

Thank you and goodluck. :whistling:
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