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25-03-2002, 10:49 AM
I have win xp home, and a partitioned drive. I use E drive for internet.
My Homepage & favourites have been taken over and are continually redirected to lop.com. (A porn site)
Just for the record someone else played with my computer.
Any idea's

25-03-2002, 10:56 AM
Open up IE and click on to 'Tools' then 'internet Options' and re-enter your homepage address up near the top. As for the search engine, click on the 'search' button on the browser and select 'customize' you should be able to get rid of it here. Porn sites do this to comps and the only way to stop it from happening is to stop going there. My brother does and has the same probs. I am forever telling him how to get his homepage back. Hope this helps.

25-03-2002, 11:52 AM
don't you just love activeX ;-)

try not to press yes when it asks to installs next time. if its auto installing then you need to get your browser updated and/or check the sircuirty settings.

if i remember rightly there is an uninstall optoin somewhere for it(add/remove panel??) otherwise look in C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files and uninstall the offending one.

25-03-2002, 02:33 PM
Some of the rogue porn sites etc that take over your home page and other things can be difficult to eradicate. If the above solutions are not successful you may need to try something like Spider. Do a search on Pressf1 for 'Keith Bloomfield', which will bring up a posting 'Something keeps changing my home page' and follow the thread. He had a similar problem to yours and I think you will find the answers informative. If you also search for 'Spider' there are some later postings about that. And further, if you search on lop.com you will find some postings within the last 4 or 5 days.

26-03-2002, 04:22 PM
Hi. Here's some good advice copied from a recent PCWorld article:

First, use Internet Explorer's Internet Options dialog box to reset your home and search pages back to what they were before.

Next, select Start, choose Run, type msconfig, and press Enter. Click the Startup tab. In the resulting list, look for a command with either the word 'regedit' or '.reg' in it (the command [we] found was 'C:\Windows\regedit.exe/s C\Windows\System\radB9819.tmp'). When you find it, uncheck it, then click OK.

That's probably all you need to do, but to be safe, it wouldn't hurt to delete the file mentioned in that line. Don't delete regedit.exe - you need that - but delete the other file referenced there. And it wouldn't hurt to edit the Registry, searching for and removing all references to the offending site.