Help: Browser Homepage Changes to an Adult Sex Website


A worried mom in Chennai writes that the home page of her Internet Explorer browser is pointing to a porn website though she did not download or install any software or toolbars.

She tried changing the homepage to or but the changes are reversed the next time she starts her computer.

Solution: The best solution is to download free spyware program like HijackThis! or Ad-aware - they will probably find and fix the issue that is causing your browser to point to a sex site.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main] “Start Page”=”” “Search Page”=”” “Search Bar”=””

Check the boxes next to these entries and say “Fix”

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Amit Agarwal is a Google Developer Expert in Google Workspace and Google Apps Script. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science (I.I.T.) and is the first professional blogger in India. He is the developer of Mail Merge for Gmail and Document Studio. Read more on Lifehacker and YourStory

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