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Homepage hi-jack
18-01-2005, 10:15 AM
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Homepage hi-jack

I've already mentioned this in the hotmail thread in this forum but thought it was worth a mention here too.

My homepage is normally Google but over the last couple of days it keeps being replaced by a browser whose address line is 'about blank'. I keep changing it back to Google and it stays for a while but then gets replaced again.

As I said in the Hotmail thread, it is also appearing every time I try to retrieve my email messages on my hotmail acoount.

Queeenie very kindly gave me a link to a help site but as yet I haven't been given any.

If any technical wizard out there has got any ideas I'd be eternally gratefully cos it's really bugging me now! :angry:
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18-01-2005, 10:32 AM
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Max, I have found this article on 'browser hijacking' which contains some tips, it might be of help.

here

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18-01-2005, 10:58 AM
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Thanks SF. I'll take a look.
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18-01-2005, 11:03 AM
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"Browser Helper Objects" cause this kind of problem. The first thing you should do is ditch Internet Explorer as soon as you can, in favour of a more secure browser like >Firefox< (fancy and full-featured) or >K-Meleon< (virtually impregnable and very fast).

To protect against these problems (if you insist on running IE), get >BHODemon<.

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18-01-2005, 11:16 AM
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I ditched IE ages ago, it is a bug riddled pain in the butt to be honest. I use Slimbrowser now, and once you get used to it it's brilliant. For a slow server I also have Firefox installed, it's basic, but fast!



I've tried a few browsers, but those two I have kept, they work just great for me.

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18-01-2005, 11:41 AM
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Thanks guys. I'm adding all these things to my favourites so Mr M can sort it out.
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18-01-2005, 02:51 PM
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Yet another reason why I love you lot - you talk so intelligently and discuss things that I have no conception of, I am amazed that you all know so much about computers - I know absolutely nothing and am happy to remain in ignorant bliss.

But I make a fine potato dauphinoise! :wink2:
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18-01-2005, 02:59 PM
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Eternity Wrote:I ditched IE ages ago, it is a bug riddled pain in the butt to be honest. I use Slimbrowser now, and once you get used to it it's brilliant. For a slow server I also have Firefox installed, it's basic, but fast!



I've tried a few browsers, but those two I have kept, they work just great for me.

Can I ask, if you use FireFox, can you still keep IE intact? Two different browsers on the same machine don't conflict with each other do they?
And also I heard that Firefox can't handle some bank websites so I would need to keep IE or another browser handy.
I'm just asking because I've been wondering about using the Firefox browser for a while now.
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18-01-2005, 03:15 PM
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Yes Andrea, you can keep them both installed, no problem.

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18-01-2005, 03:16 PM
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thanks Blink.

I'm getting broadband next week so I may download Firefox and give it a go.
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