Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fed up of the sites that set their webpage as your browser homepage?? Here is the solution!!

Many of you must have experienced that some sites set their web page as the homepage for your web browser. So, whenever you open your browser, the homepage appears as their site's web page. And sometimes, if it is an obscene or adult website then you wonder how to remove it from coming as a homepage again and again but normally fail to do so and eventually uninstall your browser or may be some other hectic way.

Guys there is a simple solution to this problem..
But first of all you should know how actually these websites change your homepage.

These websites actually illegally modify your registry editor and set their website as default home page. This can sometimes may even lead to spywares entering your PC or may be dangerous viruses as well..

Now to stop this, follow these steps..


1. Right-click on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop and select "Properties".

2. In the "Target" box you will see "C:\Program Files\Internet

Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE".

3. Now by adding the URL of the site to the end of this it overrides any
Homepage setting in internet options:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" www.google.com

Warning:- Please check for the space before site address
Note:-It can be done to other browser as well(i tried on mozilla)

Now on doing this, your homepage will be permanently set to www.google.com unless you again modify it by repeating the same procedure.


For any further assistance on this topic kindly drop a comment on this and i will be more than happy to answer it.

3 comments:

  1. One more thing.. this trick works not just only with internet explorer but also with any web browser.. cheers!!

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