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Help me to get rid of yahoo! home page
Thread poster: keshab

keshab  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:55
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Oct 28, 2006

Dear Colleagues,

Recently I upgraded my Windows XP to sp2. I always use Mozilla Firefox browser. At the time of reloading yahoo messenger I forgot to off the checkmark from the menu "make yahoo! my homepage". As the result, my Firefox start page with Google tool bar is lost and main page of yahoo! sustains forever!! I have tried in many way to get back my favorite Mozilla start page but couldn't succeed. I upgraded Mozilla Firefox from version 1.0.7 to 2.0 but could not get rid of yahoo! home page. How can I do that? Please help.


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Vittorio Preite  Identity Verified
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Browser selection Oct 28, 2006

Go to top line of browser and click on Tools.
On the window select General, normally is the first card.
On that card select in the box Initial Page selecct "Blank Page" and OK it at the bottom.
Your browser will a blank page now (I prefer it to be so).

On the same card it should be possible to select another browser page but I have never tried it.

The top line commands and icons are still there, so you can still control all intenet functions but you have got rid of all annoying banners, flashes, jumping clowns etc.
Vittorio

[Edited at 2006-10-28 17:56]


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Lars Jelking  Identity Verified
Israel
Local time: 13:25
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Also check Oct 28, 2006

the start menu.

You'll find it if you click Start- All programs-Start up. Check if something there points to Yahoo and delete it if it does.

[Edited at 2006-10-28 18:33]


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lexical  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:25
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lock your home page Oct 28, 2006

Once you are back to the home page you want (blank page or other) get a program that will lock it to prevent malicious attempts to hijack it. I use a small free proggie called Free Surfer that gives you the option to lock the home page.

There may be better ones but Free Surfer has worked perfectly for me. You won't believe the trouble you get if you visit a malicious site by mistake and it takes over your home page and registry.


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keshab  Identity Verified
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Thank You Oct 29, 2006

Thanks friends! specially to Vittorio! I get back my favorite page by clicking tools-options-home page.

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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
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Only with Internet Explorer Oct 29, 2006

lexical wrote:
I use a small free proggie called Free Surfer that gives you the option to lock the home page.

I've had a look at the home page of FreeSurfer
http://www.kolumbus.fi/eero.muhonen/FS/
and it looks OK, but note that it works with Internet Explorer only. (I use FireFox, which has its own pop-up blocker, but I don't know whether it has protection against hijacking of the home page.)
Oliver


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what i use to destroy yahoo Jul 22, 2011

i just use this

nd_mode="manif";
nd_sound="on";
nd_vAlign="bottom";
nd_hAlign="right";
nd_vMargin="10";
nd_hMargin="10";
nd_target="_blank";


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