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johnbee
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Registered: ‎07-25-2011

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I want to change my Internet Explorer home page, but I think that Norton 360 will not allow it.  How can I manage that?

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intesec
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Re: Home page

Hi johnbee

Get the page you want loaded onto the screen then in the browser right click and click to gat a tick for the menu bar, then click tools, click internet options, click use current. Click applies. Click ok, click on Internet explorer to check your new home page.

 

 

ATB

 

intesec

huwyngr
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Re: Home page

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johnbee wrote:

I want to change my Internet Explorer home page, but I think that Norton 360 will not allow it.  How can I manage that?


If N360 is affecting this I imagine it would be the Browser Protection setting under Settings / Web if they are the same as in NIS 2012/V19 -- so you might try that if Intesec's route is blocked.



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johnbee
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Re: Home page

Thanks foir the replies.   I have attempted to change the home page using the usual IE method, but N360 gives a message that it is changing it back, immediately.

I have searched the N360 software and can nopt see how to do anything there with the IE home page setting.  The N360 software I have has got a Settings tab, but there is nothing under that which says WEB - there are plenty of settings, but I can not find one for the Internet browser.

SendOfJive
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Re: Home page

Are you sure this is a Norton 360 issue?  Do you have any other security software installed, such as Spybot Search & Destroy or SpywareBlaster, perhaps?

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intesec
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Re: Home page

Hi johnbee

Can you provide a screen capture or snip (see help and support from the start menu) of the Norton message and the URL of the page you are trying to set as your home page?

 

 

ATB

 

intesec

 

yank
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Re: Home page

In view of intesec's request for a screenshot, hee's some addtional info on how to include an image in your post:

 

 

http://community.norton.com/t5/Forum-Feedback/Forum-Tip-How-to-post-screenshots-in-the-forum/td-p/25...

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johnbee
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Registered: ‎07-25-2011

Re: Home page

scapt

 

Thanks for the help.  That shot is what happens.  I have selected tools, internet options, and changed the home page to 'current', and after a few secs, that pop-up appears, which I have assumed is from Norton 360 because I don't think I have anything else which would do that.  The only thing I could think of was that it is an IE setting, but I can not find one.  Sorry if the shot is too big.

Incidenmtally, as usual, my version of the software talked about, MS Paint, does not have an 'edit' button or tab,  so I Ctrl/V'd it.

DistEd2
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Re: Home page

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Hi, johnbee,

 

That is definitely not a Norton message in your screenshot. It kind of looks like a Windows/IE security feature, as there are a few types of malware and annoyances that change your homepage for their own, often questionable purposes.

 

I am rescinding my earlier conclusion about StartPage, as I can find no evidence that it installs anything to prevent the user from changing to a different homepage.

 

Have you tried clicking on the little wrench icon that comes up in the top right corner of that notification? That may take you to someplace where you can tell it to let you change your homepage; at the very least, it should identify the program that generated the notification....

 

I did find a source associating the text in that notification with a program called ProtectedSearch.exe (does that sound at all familiar to you?); ProtectedSearch is described as "...an advertising supported program installed into Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers. ProtectedSearch collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to its remote servers in order to provide injected advertising in search results and various other places."

SendOfJive
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Re: Home page

Are you trying to change the home page from one that you had previously selected to a new one, or did your home page change without your permission and now you are trying to change it back?